Junior Specialist (G. Wang)
Company: University of California-Davis
Posted on: November 21, 2020
Open date: November 16th, 2020
Next review date: Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the
Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but
those received after the review date will only be considered if the
position has not yet been filled.
NATURE AND PURPOSE
The position of Junior Specialist has a narrow focus in a
specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise
(e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, or with
research methods) in the planning and execution of a research
project. Junior Specialists are required to be actively and
significantly involved in publishable research activities,
including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on
research and the interpretation of research results. Junior
Specialists are also expected to participate in appropriate
professional/technical societies or groups and other educational
and research organizations as well as review research proposals,
journal manuscripts, and publications as applicable related to
their research area of expertise.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESIGNATED AREAS OF EXPERTISE
I. RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED AREAS (80% EFFORT)
A. Work under the direction of the Dr. Guobao Wang on research
projects. Collaborate with personnel affiliated with research
activities involving the EXPLORER total-body PET/CT scanner on
studies. This includes translating quantitative imaging techniques
to improve clinical diagnosis, prognosis and therapy response
assessment in various diseases. Contribute to conducting clinical
research, including scheduling and coordinating the scans. Learn
how to analyze medical images. Participate in lab meetings and
conferences to present research, provide timely feedback on project
progress to the PI and to adhere to all relevant regulations.
Evaluation of performance in research activities is subject to the
applicable individual project in specialized areas, as documented
by any of the following:
* Conference abstracts and publications that acknowledge the Junior
Specialist's significant and meaningful contribution to the work
such as Physics in Medicine and Biology, IEEE Transactions on
Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences, IEEE Transaction on Medical
Imaging, Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
* Conference abstracts and publications on which the Junior
Specialist is an author such as Physics in Medicine and Biology,
IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences, IEEE
Transaction on Medical Imaging, Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
* Other evidence (e.g., letters from collaborators or principal
investigators) that work done by the Junior Specialist contributed
to publishable research.
II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (15% EFFORT)
* Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or
groups and other educational and research organizations including
the Nuclear Medicine Journal Club.
* Review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications
related to area of expertise.
III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5% EFFORT)
* May maintain liaison and respond to the needs of various industry
organizations, state and federal agencies, and other external
groups on issues related to area of expertise.
* Participate in activities of committees within the department,
college, campus and other University entities including Nuclear
Medicine Research Operations Committee (NMROC).
Bachelor s Degree in Science, Engineering or related field, with a
minimum of 1-year experience in statistical data analysis research.
Other basic qualifications include experience in working with
mathematical or statistical software programs (R and MATLAB) and
statistical machine learning, performing critical analysis of
experimental data and review of the scientific literature, and
maintaining detailed experimental or laboratory records. Experience
in medical images is plus.
This position is open effective November 16, 2020 with an initial
review date of November 30, 2020; however, the position will remain
open until filled or June 30, 2021.
Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter detailing their
qualifications for the position, a PDF of their curriculum vitae
and contact information for 2 references online at
Please direct questions to Elizabeth Lincoln at 916-734-2754.
The University of California, Davis commits to inclusion excellence
by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We
are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and
particularly encourage applications from members of historically
underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with
disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who
demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse
and inclusive community.
Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only
individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as
established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration
Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded
by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected
candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available
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(http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/). If you need accommodation due to
a disability, please contact the recruiting department.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Teaching (Optional)
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -
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