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Assistant Research Geneticist

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 19th, 2018
Last review date: November 5th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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 Veterinary Genetics Laboratory in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the UC Davis is seeking a full-time Assistant Researcher in Genetics. The position is with the test development section of the laboratory and oversees a research program in veterinary genetics that augments the existing genetic testing service portfolio of the unit. The position involves serving as a scientific leader to ensure that VGL offers relevant, state-of-the-art genetic testing services that integrate current research results. The Researcher is expected to provide leadership, facilitate teamwork, develop and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues and provide input into activities that reach the service, research and educational mission of the unit.

Ph.D. in Animal Genetics or Genomics is required. Documented research experience in Animal genetics or genomics in multiple species. The candidate must demonstrate ability to collect, analyze and interpret data, to write sufficiently well for publication of results and provide evidence of the following skills: successful completion of scientific projects, presenting research findings at professional meetings, or conferences and knowledge of bioinformatic analysis.

The role of the Assistant Researcher position is to work under the general direction of both the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory's (VGL) Director and Associate Director of Test Development to oversee a research program in veterinary genetics. The candidate is required to develop a research program in veterinary genetics that translates into the development of novel tests and testing methodologies. The candidate will serve as a scientific leader to ensure that VGL offers relevant, state-of-the-art genetic testing services that integrate current research results. The Assistant Researcher will maintain and develop collaborative research programs with faculty affiliated with VGL including investigators within the UC system and other national/international research institutions to encourage application of scientific discovery. In addition to leading a research program that augments test development the candidate must participate in appropriate professional societies and educational organizations and will perform other duties that contribute to the educational and outreach components of the unit's mission.

The University of California, Davis and the Veterinary Genetics Lab, School of Veterinary Medicine, are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals.

  • Statement of Research Experience - Up to two page statement, describe research experience and research interests.

  • Statement of Teaching (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.

Reference requirements
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