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Postdoctoral Researcher- Dennis Lab

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 23: Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee, Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow, Postdoctoral Scholar-Paid Direct, Fiscal Year https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t23.pdf The salary range for this position is $64,480-$77,327. Off-scale salaries”, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are
offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience.

Application Window

Open date: October 24, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 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: Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 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 Dennis Lab at UC Davis seeks a highly motivated and independent individual interested in pursuing a career in human genetics and/or functional genomics. Dr. Dennis’s research focuses on the role of complex genomic variation in human traits and disease. The postdoctoral scholar(s) who secures this position will characterize human gene duplications important in neurodevelopment.

The successful applicant will be responsible for characterizing genetic variation and gene expression of recent human gene duplications recently discovered from a complete human telomere-to-telomere genome. The candidate will contribute to a project to characterize duplicated gene expression patterns across the developing human brain and perform genetic screens using sequencing data of human population and disease cohorts. The applicant will work closely with a team in the Dennis lab, as well as collaborators in the Quon lab at UC Davis. They will have the opportunity to attend workshops or courses aimed at advancing their existing analytical skills as required by ongoing and future research projects, mentor students, and to participate in the preparation and writing of manuscripts and grants.

UC Davis is a vibrant academic environment and offers multiple opportunities for attending seminars and interacting with other groups that are interested in genetics, functional genomics, and human traits and conditions.

Applications from individuals with a background in studying organisms other than human are equally encouraged. Appreciation and respect for human diversity is a must.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• PhD in the area of Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Computer Science/Biostatistics, Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, or Biomedical Engineering.
• Experience in manipulating large-scale genomic data and efficient utilization of computer clusters.
• Demonstrated knowledge of research in genomics, genetics, or functional genomics using human or model systems.
• Familiarity and working knowledge of standard bioinformatics tools, such as R or Python, packages, algorithms, and databases for the analysis of genetics data.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects.
• Highly motivated and committed to research.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06106

Help contact: qrush@ucdavis.edu

About UC Davis

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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

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Job location

Davis, Ca