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Carvajal Assistant Project Scientist

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An Assistant Project Scientist (APS) position is available in the laboratory of Professor Luis Carvajal Carmona (LCC). The Carvajal Carmona (LCC) laboratory is located in the UC Davis Genome Center, a state-of-the-art genomic research facility,



Working for faculty member Luis Carvajal-Carmona (LCC), the APS will participate in design, prepare for, and execute dry lab experiments, analyze data and draft/revise manuscripts and grant applications. The APS will lead and participate in research studies of genetic susceptibility to disease, with an emphasis on cancer. The APS will also work on cancer somatic genetic and epidemiological analyses.

The APS will write bioinformatics software for the processing and analysis of genotyping and sequencing data, designing and optimizing workflows and pipelines for parallel processing and cluster usage, and develop databases and web interfaces for storage of lab sample and epidemiologic datasets.

The APS will also interact with other members of the LCC laboratory and with LCC laboratory collaborators on various collaborative projects. The candidate will prepare drafts of all manuscripts that relate to his/her research project(s), and is expected to help in the mentoring and training of undergraduate and graduate students and other members of the LCC laboratory, including instruction on the use and development of bioinformatics programs in the Unix environment. The candidate is expected to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair information technology computer systems within the lab. The candidate will perform management and leadership tasks, including but not limited to, computer-related instrument ordering and installation, providing technical assistance when needed, ordering supplies and processing invoices.


The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to their specific field. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups. The candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions.


The candidate will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public. The candidate may engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing, committee service, voting on peer committees.

Job location

Davis, CA


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.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)