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Postdoctoral Scholar-Segal Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 21st, 2019

Last review date: Monday, Nov 11, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 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.



Location: UC Davis main campus or medical center


A postdoctoral position is available for a joint project between the laboratories of:
Dr. Kit Lam (,
Dr. R. Holland Chang (
Dr. David J. Segal (, supported by the NIH Somatic Cell Genome Editing consortium (
The project will design and evaluate new delivery systems for genome editing tools in mice and large animal models. The position’s primary focus is to evaluate the on-target and off-target activities of genetic and epigenetic editing tools. The successful candidate is expected to prepare and submit manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals, and participate in seminars and weekly lab meetings.


The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Genetics, Structural Biology, Molecular Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry or related field. Experience working with gene editing in vivo is required. Experience with viral vectors and/or whole-genome assays related to gene editing (e.g., DISCOVER-seq, ChIP-seq) is preferred. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working collaboratively between the UCD labs and the SCGE consortia labs.

How To Apply:

Qualified applicants should upload a Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Statement of Contributions to
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Statement of Research, and contact information for 3 references via this URL: Initial reviews of applications will begin on 11/11/2019.

Questions: Please direct questions to Kahla Wallace:

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, and 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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Job location

451 Health Sciences Drive Davis, Ca 95616 or 2315 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • 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 required (contact information only)