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Mouse Biology - Project Scientist

Recruitment Period

Open June 22nd, 2020 through Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by July 22nd, 2020, you will have until July 31st, 2020 to complete your application.


Mouse Biology Program (MBP) is recruiting for a 80% Full Project Scientist.


Research activity (75%)
This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of mouse biology, viability and phenotyping. The candidate will help to determine research goals in consultation with the Principal Investigator. He/she will participate in various mouse research projects, including the Knock Out Mouse Phenotyping Program Project (KOMP2). The overreaching goal of these projects is to develop, produce, and characterize mouse knockouts for each of the ~20,000 genes and variants of the mouse genome. Using her/his expertise in mouse developmental biology, embryology, histology and biostatistics, the candidate will contribute to

  1. the collection and phenotypic evaluation of embryo lethal and subviable mutants
  2. the phenotypic characterization of early and late adult mouse mutants
  3. planning, coordination, and analysis and interpretation of phenotyping data on variant models
  4. the review and analysis of data collected from models described above
  5. the participation on committees at the UCD-MBP, DTCC and IMPC levels
  6. the supervision and scheduling of students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments

The position requires a Ph.D. degree in developmental biology or related field. Professional knowledge, established expertise, and hands-on experience in the practical application of techniques and procedures in embryology, histology, biochemistry and physiology is required. Candidates must understand basic concepts in molecular biology and genetic engineering and demonstrate competence in research design, statistical analysis and computer applications.

Publication (10%)
The candidate will write manuscripts and reports, and publish research results in peer-reviewed publications as first author and in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team.

Grant Acquisition (5%)
The candidate will assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies (including analysis and interpretation of the data and preparation of budgets, and other grant components as needed.


TheKOMP2 project at UC-Davis is a multi-year NIH funded collaborative project tasked with the characterization of the mouse genome. UC-Davis is a member of the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC). In this context, the candidate will participate in monthly working group calls to present and discuss current and in progress data. The candidate will participate in KOMP2 and IMPC annual meetings where she/he may give presentations on specific mutant models produced by UCD-MBP. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups. He/She will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate

The position requires that the candidate engage in outreach activities to the scientific community to present and inform of the various mouse mutants generated at UCD-MBP. The candidate will engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.

Job location
Davis, CA

Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Research
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.
Letters of recommendation 4 required

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly Recruitment.

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Job location

Davis ,CA


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
  • 4-6 letters of reference required