Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology: Epigenomics Researcher (Open until filled , apply by 2/12/2020)
The [Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology](www.metx.ucsc.edu) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Epigenomics Researcher. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Raquel Chamorro-Garcia, the candidate will develop and analyze research on genome-environment interactions and their effect on metabolic disorders.
The Chamorro-Garcia laboratory is interested in better understanding the mechanisms through which environmental agents contribute to altering genomic traits that will lead to metabolic disorders trans-generationally. We seek candidates with expertise in molecular biology, human and animal genomics, environmental toxicology, and/or bioinformatics, who will contribute to active projects and participate in the development of future projects in lab.
The position will require the selected candidate to successfully generate samples for next-generation sequencing, develop integrative strategies to analyze high-throughput sequencing analyses from different endpoints (e.g. RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, MBD-seq), and establish mechanistic connections between experimental animal models, the etiology and expression of human disease, and micro- and macro-evolutionary processes. Proven familiarity with mouse husbandry and handling procedures, theoretical-analytical-experimental integration, as well as experience conducting integrative analyses of multidimensional datasets spanning complexity levels (e.g., genomic, transcriptomic, phenotypic, evolutionary, ecological) on different genomic backgrounds and/or species (e.g. mammals, insects, amphibians) will be advantageous. Experience writing scientific reports for publication, excellent interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work with diverse groups of faculty, staff, researchers, and students are essential.
ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Research - Associate Research
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience
PhD (or equivalent foreign degree) in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field at the time of application
A minimum of five years of post-doctoral research experience in molecular biology, human and animal genomics, environmental toxicology, and/or bioinformatics
A demonstrated record of authorship on five or more peer-reviewed publications in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field
POSITION AVAILABLE As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
DURATION OF POSITION Initial appointment will be full-time for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
Curriculum vitae, including list of publications (required)
Research statement (maximum 2 pages), summarizing (i) most significant research accomplishments, (ii) ongoing research, and (iii) planned research program (required)
Copies of three most significant publications, in PDF format (required)
Reference Requirement Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation*. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
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RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by February 12, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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