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#15-04c Environmental/Biochemical/Molecular Toxicologist Position

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 1st, 2017
Last review date: October 29th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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.


The title of the position is Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Assistant/Associate/Full Environmental/Biochemical/Molecular Toxicologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station in the Department of Environmental Toxicology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis. This is an academic-year (9-mo) tenure-track or tenured appointment which includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station. Affiliation with the UC Davis Genome Center is possible for individuals with technology- or computation-driven programs. Candidates should possess expertise in toxicology, particularly as it relates to environmental chemicals and contaminants, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: biochemical and molecular toxicology, mechanistic toxicology, toxicogenomics, systems toxicology; other areas relevant to environmental toxicology will also be considered.

The new faculty member will teach at least two courses (undergraduate, graduate) in the Environmental Toxicology curriculum, and may include courses in introductory toxicology (ETX 101), mechanistic toxicology (ETX 214), molecular toxicology (ETX 278), toxicogenomics (new), or systems toxicology (new). Supervision of graduate student thesis research, advising undergraduates and university and public service are also expected. Consistent with the mission of a Land Grant university and in support of the goals of the California Agricultural Experiment Station, research developed under the appointee’s research program should include an applied/translational component useful to constituents in the public and/or private sectors.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (preferably with postdoctoral experience) in biochemistry, toxicology, molecular biology, biological chemistry, genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, or a related field, a record of publication, demonstrated success or potential for success in extramurally-funded independent research, and evidence of interest or proficiency in teaching, service and mission-oriented research or outreach.

This is an academic year (9-month) position, with an FTE of 55% I&R and 45% AES, and will be recruited at open rank.

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.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.

UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is expecting to earn the U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation by 2018-2019. Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through such organizations and programs as the Center for African Diaspora Student Success; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center; Casa Cuauhtémoc Chicano-Latino Theme House; Asian Pacific American Theme House; ME/SA (Middle astern/South Asian) living-learning community; Multi- Ethnic Program (MEP); Chicano/Latino Retention Initiative; and Native American Theme Program.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. and publication list required

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching and Philosophy

  • Statement of future research plans relevant to environmental/biochemical/molecular toxicology

  • 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

  • Publication #2 (Optional)

  • Publication #3 (Optional)

  • Transcripts - If within five years of PhD. degree (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4 references required (contact information only)

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