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Assistant Research Bioinformatician

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 6th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 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: Friday, Oct 30, 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.



The Professional Researcher develops and oversees their own independent, creative, and high quality research program equivalent to that required for the Professor series. He/she takes major responsibility and leadership for his/her programs. Generally, the appointee is expected to secure funding as a Principal Investigator, but may be funded as a co-PI within a large center or collaborative program grant on which many independent investigators are working, as long as it is clear that the activities led by the professional researcher within the larger project constitute his/her own independent research program. Appointees do not have teaching responsibilities.



This candidate is required to develop an independent research program on genetic and genomic analyses of human and animal health. The candidate will be expected to

  1. Devise and conduct studies designed to determine A. Genetic and genomic contributions to phenotype. B. Effective computational methods for genetic and genomic analysis. C. Necessary metadata and data organization for correlating genetic and genomic analyses with phenotype information.
  2. Summarize and analyze data
  3. Develop computational methods and workflows for large scale data analysis.
  4. Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals as senior author
  5. Prepare reports on research findings
  6. Acquire funding to support an independent research program

Other research duties may include:

  1. Manage the budget and the project according to sound management principles
  2. Supervise employees paid on the budget
  3. Write and submit progress reports to funding agencies
  4. Train, consult with, and advise graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with regard to experimental design and data analysis of studies conducted in his or her area of expertise

The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and give research presentations at national and international scientific meetings. When appropriate, the candidate may be requested to coordinate seminars and laboratory meetings.


University and Public Service is required for the Associate and Full Title ranks. The candidate will engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching full classroom courses is not an expectation of this position. The candidate will also engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals or public agencies.

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • 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
  • 4-6 letters of reference required