Assistant Project Scientist – Division of Rheumatology and Allergy


Assistant Project Scientist – Division of Rheumatology and Allergy

  • Institution: UC DAVIS
  • Location: Sacramento, CA

Assistant Project Scientist – Division of Rheumatology and Allergy

  • UC DAVIS | Sacramento, CA
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: November 26, 2023
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Job TitleAssistant Project Scientist – Division of Rheumatology and Allergy

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Researcher/Fellowship

Salary Range $ 71,500 - 93,300

Location Sacramento, CA

Application Deadline -

Contact Information

Contact Name Kaitlyn Kirk

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Job Description


The Department of Rheumatology at the University of California Davis, School of Medicine is recruiting for a full-time Project Scientist at the Assistant rank in Rheumatology.

The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in his/her academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency in Rheumatology. Appointees with Project Scientist series may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, etc.), they are not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. The Project Scientist will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.

The incumbent will work under the supervision of Dr. Ridgway and the ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

For the full position description and to apply, visit


1) RESEARCH (94% Effort)

Research activity (85%)
The primary responsibilities will be the design and execution of experiments in immunology and autoimmunity, including conducting and managing experimental trials in Type 1 diabetes and primary biliary cholangitis models, analysis of immune cell populations and their modulation by therapeutic interventions, and the performance of general molecular, immunological and cellular biology techniques including cell culture, ELISA, FACS, western blotting and general laboratory techniques used in the research program. Prompt analysis of all data, using software such as Prism Graphpad, excel and Powerpoint, is also expected, as well as integration of findings into the known scientific literature and presentation of results at weekly lab meetings.

The appointee will help to determine research goals in consultation with the Principal Investigators. The Project Scientist will design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. In some cases, the appointee may supervise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments. The appointee collaborates with scientific colleagues in multi-disciplinary projects that include components falling within the appointee’s area of expertise.

Publication (5%)
The appointee will publish research in peer-reviewed journals either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team.

Grant Acquisition (4%)
The appointee will assist in writing proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The appointee will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed.


The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field of immunology and autoimmunity instrumentation and applications and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups. When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions.


The candidate will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies. The candidate will engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Applicants must have MD Degree

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• At least 4 years of experience in immunology and autoimmunity post terminal degree.
• Research experience in immunology and autoimmunity
• Evidence of academic accomplishment such as refereed journal papers and conference presentations


Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Research

Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements

3-5 required (contact information only)

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