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Postdoctoral Researcher- Brady Lab

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales ( 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 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: March 4, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 15, 2024 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 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 Brady lab is seeking a highly motivated and independent individual who is interested in pursuing an academic career in the plant development – with an emphasis on the study of moss – Physcomitrium patens, at single cell resolution. Dr. Brady’s research focuses on the ways in phyllotactic decisions are made within a single apical cell. The postdoctoral scholar who secures this position will identify genes and mechanisms that can initiate, maintain or reinforce this developmental decision.

The successful applicant will be responsible for generating and analyzing transcriptional reporters for moss apical cell identity, parallelized spatial visualization of gene expression, single cell transcriptome sequencing and data analysis. The applicant will work closely with teams in France, Germany, Israel and the United Kingdom. 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 the molecular epidemiology of cancer and other diseases.

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


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• PhD in the area of (Plant) Biology, Developmental Biology, Systems Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or Genetics
• Experience in manipulating large-scale genomic data and efficient utilization of computer clusters.
• Demonstrated knowledge of plant transformation
• Ideally experience in single cell or nucleus transcriptome sequencing, or in protoplasting and RNAsequencing
• Demonstrated knowledge and programming experience in R.
• Demonstrated knowledge of imaging
• Demonstrated knowledge of experience working in moss or Marchantia; or in other plant species in tissue culture
• Familiarity and working knowledge of standard bioinformatics tools, 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 for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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