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Postdoctoral Researcher 2021 (Albeck Lab)

Application Window

Open date: August 20th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Sep 13, 2021 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, Dec 31, 2021 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.

Position description

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one Postdoctoral Associate in quantitative molecular and cellular biology.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
A postdoctoral scholar position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. John Albeck in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UC Davis. This position will support NIH-funded interdisciplinary projects focusing on epithelial cell signal transduction pathways and their involvement in inflammatory lung diseases and cancer. The successful candidate will lead independent research projects with an emphasis on integrating computational models of signaling activity with experimental data. The research environment in the Albeck lab is multi-disciplinary and collaborative, and the candidate will work extensively with other team members to develop quantitative models of cellular communication and its role in disease progression and therapeutic response.

Responsibilities:

Research (90%)
• Design and carry out experiments using techniques including mammalian cell culture, biosensor construction, and live-cell microscopy.
• Employ appropriate computational modeling methods as necessary to interpret experimental results and support experimental design.
• Collect, analyze, and present data in group meetings and external conferences
• Maintain detailed experimental records and notes.
• Work with the Principal investigator to prepare high-quality peer-reviewed manuscripts and grant submissions to pursue funding opportunities.
• Provide peer review and feedback on external manuscripts and grants.

Lab management (10%)
• Provide technical support and mentoring for junior researchers.

• Maintain lab stocks and databases.
• Contribute to lab maintenance and organization

SALARY RANGE: $54,540-$65,292 (100% Annual), commensurate with qualifications and experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: For full consideration applications should be received by September 13, 2021.

Recruitment will remain open until filled.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Initial appointment will be 100% (full time) for one-year, with renewal depending on performance; funding is available to support this position over multiple years.

TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link:

https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04403

Applicants should submit a cover letter, research statement describing their research experience and skills, and curriculum vitae. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide contact information for two references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For more information about the department, please visit the website: http://www.mcb.ucdavis.edu

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to John Albeck, jgalbeck@ucdavis.edu.

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 nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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 positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).
If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Graduate degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in computational or quantitative molecular biology, with demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following areas: cellular signaling analysis, quantitative live cell microscopy, or computational modeling of biological processes. Strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills. Less than four years of postdoctoral experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

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

  • 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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04403

Help contact: kkeehn@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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 at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

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Job location

Davis, CA