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Assistant/Associate Professor, Regular, InResidence or Reg(50%)/InRes(50%), Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine/OBGYN 2017-2018

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The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine and Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology jointly invite applications for a full-time academic position at the Assistant or Associate rank in the In Residence or Regular(50%)/In Residence(50%) series.

Basic qualifications for this position are as follows:

Must have a Ph.D. degree and at least two years of productive postdoctoral experience.
Must have a demonstrated record of successful, independent, extramurally funded research program.
Experience teaching medical students, residents and fellows .
Experience or ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment.

Preferred qualifications:

Research background focused on the genetic basis of gynecologic cancers, primarily ovarian cancer.
Background in molecular biology (especially in biological function regulation), genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, drug discovery and extensive experience with translational research centered on gynecological and related cancers.
Candidate will ideally have expertise in in vitro cellular and animal models, Cancer genomics, bioinformatics and biostatistics, and pharmacology.
Have active extramural grant funding, a record of excellence, creativity and initiative in research which establishes a strong potential to build a vigorous and competitive research program, and demonstrated ability to work with clinical oncologists on translational research in which potential clinical applications would include early diagnosis and novel therapeutic approaches.

This position will be primarily focused on elucidating the genomics of ovarian cancer, with a secondary focus on functional genomics leading to a novel therapeutic approach to ovarian cancer treatment. These investigations will fit into precision cancer medicine that consider driver mutations, which may be potential targets for experimental therapeutics.

The incumbent will be expected to engage in studies that are team based and multi-disciplinary, at the intersection of cancer genomics, drug discovery, bioinformatics, molecular biology, cancer biology and clinical oncology, enabling a wide range of possible collaborations and high-level research training for students with diverse backgrounds. Participation in departmental committees and community outreach is expected, as applicable.

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 9, 2017.
Applicants should upload their cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3-5 letters of recommendation/references, statement of contributions to diversity, a statement of research (include past and present accomplishments, and future goals) and three significant publications online at:

This recruitment is at the Assistant/Associate rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant/Associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

The Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Department is housed in both the Medical campus at Sacramento and the Davis campus. The Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology is located at the Medical campus in Sacramento. Faculty appointed through this search will be housed at Oak Park Laboratory at the Medical campus at Sacramento, where the Department office and the laboratory of the Department Chair, Dr. Kit S Lam M.D., Ph.D. are located. The Department has strong links to the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the M.I.N.D. institute, the Center for Neuroscience, Chemistry Department, and the Genome Center. The Davis campus is the third largest in the University of California system and ranks among the nation’s top 20 universities in research funding.

For more information about the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, please visit our websites at: and

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

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Lisa Brodkey, Director
Faculty Relations and Development,
(530) 752-7643

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. 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.
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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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.

  • • Publication #1 (Optional)

  • • Publication #2 (Optional)

  • • Publication #3 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-8 letters of reference required