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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: June 4, 2019
Departmental Overview The Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology (NST) focuses on the metabolic biology of nutrients and toxicants in relation to human health and disease.
Our research and curriculum span a breadth of topics, from the delivery of nutrients to mammalian cells and their molecular functions, through the influence of genetics on diet-associated human disease, to programs and policies that address human and environmental health and safety. We invite you to explore our academic programs and encourage you to pursue a course of study in the exciting and vital disciplines of Metabolic Biology and Molecular Toxicology.
Our scholarly efforts emphasize:
Interdisciplinary research in nutrition and toxicology focused on metabolic, physiological and genetic influences on health.
Teaching fundamentals of nutrition and toxicology to the campus and extended communities.
Preparing undergraduate and graduate students to achieve excellence in academic and private sector research and for professional careers related to nutrition and toxicology.
Translating knowledge developed through basic research to improve health, by offering a pre-professional degree in dietetics, achieving outreach through cooperative extension, through the Center for Weight and Health, and by integrating basic research with health-related programs, including intervention research.
Editing and writing scientific/ medical text with the P.I.- the incumbent will revise content and style of extensive biomedical research books and textbooks being written; suggest changes, research and fact check content, interact and negotiate with publishers, agents, and outside editors on the instruction of the PI
Literature research on topics important to the P.I.- the incumbent will perform targeted literature searches and summaries of scientific topics identified by the P.I.; summarize key content and phrases requiring to be referenced; and generate bibliographies on the instruction of the P.I.
Grant writing, grant management, interactions with funders- Following instructions from the P.I., the incumbent will assist pulling together the content and style of grants, including editing, and fact checking.
The employee will help assist with grant finance management, will outreach to contractors and funders; participate in grant related meetings, and help assist with the facilitation of successful funding efforts with contractors or potential donors to our research program.
Administrative tasks: the incumbent will help facilitate generation of finance reports as requested by the P.I, and will help maintain good relations with the Lab's contractors.
Familiarity with effective medical and biologic writing.
Experience and training in clear prose writing, editing.
Experience with grant writing, grants management and managing interactions with funders.
Experience with literature searches.
Graduation from college with major work in English, journalism, or an allied field, or in a subject matter area related to the editorial specialty, and demonstrated editing and writing abilities, and at least one full year of professional editorial experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Familiarity with administrative functions in academic labs.
Salary & Benefits This is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay will be commensurate with experience within the range of $24.00 - $26.00.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information This is a variable (75% - 100%), career position eligible for full UC Benefits.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Technical Unit (TX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:
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