Call for Applications: Lab Manager, UC Davis

Call for Applications: Lab Manager for the Translational Research in Early Life Learning for Impact at Scale (TRELLIS) Lab in the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis

Our aim in the TRELLIS lab is to translate basic science into practical interventions that can benefit mothers and children worldwide. Like a vine, children need nurturing care and strong support structures to ensure their healthy growth and development to their full potential. Parents and caregivers are the gardeners that tend and nurture the vine so that it can grow and flourish. Policies and programs, from the national to community level, are the trellis that supports the vine to grow. At the TRELLIS lab, we work with collaborators from across the globe to apply findings from basic science on the effects of nutrition and other environmental factors on brain development to conduct research informing how policies and programs can best support parents and caregivers to provide the nurturing care that children need to thrive.

We are recruiting a lab manager at the rank of Junior Specialist.

More information about the recruitment is available on the online application site and below.

Open date: September 25th, 2017
Next review date: October 9th, 2017.  Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: November 30th, 2017.  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.

The Translational Research in Early Life Learning for Impact at Scale (TRELLIS) lab in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis is currently seeking a Junior Specialist, 100% time for duration of 12 months with the possibility of extension.

This position will be involved in several types of research studies, including (1) efficacy, effectiveness, and impact evaluations of the effects of nutrition and other environmental factors on brain development, (2) longitudinal cohort studies, and (3) methodological studies and reviews on assessing child development and cognition in low- and middle-income contexts. Successful candidates will also participate in preparing and managing grants and IRB protocols; designing experiments and creating experimental stimuli, including programming Android tablet tasks and eye-tracking tasks; preparing forms and manuals for data collection in field studies; developing coding systems and extracting data from published studies for systematic reviews and meta-analyses; conducting literature searches on specific topics; performing statistical analyses of existing data and writing papers; training, mentoring, and coordinating undergraduate interns, and coordinating lab collaborations with community and international partners. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills, as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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 UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus ( If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

Application materials must be submitted via the following website:

Davis, CA


  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested. (Optional)

3-5 references required (contact information only)


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