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Postdoctoral Associate in Synthetic Biology
Location: UC Davis
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Synthetic Biology at UC-Davis (www.bme.ucdavis.edu/tanlab). The postdoc will be working with Asst. Prof. Cheemeng Tan to implement synthetic molecular controls of artificial cellular systems. The work is a continuation of our paper in Nature Nanotechnology (http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v8/n8/full/nnano.2013.132.html). The artificial systems will be applied in bio-sensing, computation, and therapeutic treatment.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has a PhD, or is in the final stage of obtaining a Ph.D., in bioengineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related fields. Essential skills include molecular cloning, microscopy, protein purification, and other fundamental skills of molecular biology. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in drug delivery, construction of liposomes, and membrane biophysics. Additional preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated multidisciplinary and quantitative approaches in their research. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are required. The candidate should be highly motivated, creative, and excited by the engineering of synthetic systems that mimic natural cellular systems.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter stating the applicant?s interests in our research directions, a CV, two sample publications, and the contact of three references, all combined in a single PDF to Prof. Tan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted immediately with an anticipated start date of Jan 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled by an outstanding candidate.
Postdoctoral Position in Biophotonics
Location: National Science Foundation Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology, Sacramento, CA
A postdoctoral research position in the area of nonlinear optical microscopy is available at the NSF Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology at UC Davis. The project will involve the development and application of novel nonlinear optical techniques for analyzing and imaging stem cells.
Qualified applicants should have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: biophotonics (nonlinear optics), optical microscopy/spectroscopy, biomedical optics, stem cells. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in engineering, physics, optics, chemistry or a related field. Experience and knowledge in optics, optical instrument development, confocal microscopy/spectroscopy, stem cells, and computer programming (e.g. LabView) are highly desired.
To apply for the position, please e-mail a letter of interest, CV, and the names of three references to Prof. James Chan at email@example.com with Subject Heading: Postdoctoral Position in Biophotonics
James Chan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Residence
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Center for Biophotonics
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mechanistic Enzymology and Protein Engineering
Location: Department of Chemistry, UC Davis
A position is open for a postdoctoral research associate with extensive experience in mechanistic enzymology and protein engineering.
The hiree will be responsible for leading a small group involved in engineering novel enzyme activities required to convert common industrial feedstock chemicals into high-value liquid fuels using engineered bacteria. This project is a collaboration between three laboratories in the Dept. of Chemistry, which includes expertise in mechanistic enzymology, protein engineering, and metabolic engineering.
The initial term of employment is one year, renewable for up to two years thereafter. Competitive salary and benefits are offered. Applicants should have a strong record of publications in top-tier journals in the fields of mechanistic enzymology and protein engineering.
Send cover letter and resume to Michael Toney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Post-Doctoral Scholar in Entomology
Location: Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA.
Position Summary: This position is funded in part by a grant from the USDA/CDFA Specialty Crop Research Program. The scholar will develop and refine pest management programs for mint crops grown in the northeastern counties of California. Given the highly sensitive watersheds and environment of the Intermountain area of California, use of insecticides with environmental concerns is problematic. Alternative management methods for spider mites and soil-borne, root-feeding pests are desired as well as adaptive research to validate pest management programs developed in other region to California conditions. Evaluations of reduced risk, including organic, insecticides will be included.
Degree Requirement: Ph.D. degree in entomology or related field. Experience in conducting field, pest management, and applied ecological studies needed. Evidence of ability to conceive, plan, and conduct laboratory and field experiments needed, using proper experimental design and statistical analyses. Excellent observational skills required. Ability to communicate results to grower community as well as to scientific audience required. Working effectively with team members including growers, Cooperative Extension personnel, and other staff is critical. Must be able to obtain a California driver's license and California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicators license. Preferred qualifications include experience with IPM research and outreach in cropping systems. Travel required as mint production area is ~5 hour drive from Davis campus.
Appointment: This is a 12-month fixed-term position. Funding is available for 1 year with additional years available dependant on progress and availability of funding. Salary commensurate with experience within the University of California Compensation Plan for Postdoctoral Scholars.
Appointment Date: Position is available until a suitable candidate is identified. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
Apply on-line or Send information to the address below: Resume/Vita, and cover letter plus provide the name, address and phone number of three professional references.
For additional information, contact: Dr. Larry D. Godfrey, Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. (530) 752-0473, email@example.com
New Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Location: College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis
The College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis invites applications for the New Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship program that will bring outstanding young researchers to campus to conduct highly integrative research addressing major societal challenges. Fellows will have a home in a sponsoring college laboratory and will conduct research that leverages the tools and approaches represented by at least one additional laboratory at UC Davis.
The position is for TWO YEARS, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 July 2014. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. It has an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits, and $10,000 per annum in research and travel support. The Fellow will be expected to participate in graduate training activities in the area of interest and in the second year of the fellowship to present a workshop aimed at graduate students involving the transferal of new methods, tools, techniques or concepts to the UC Davis community. Interested early career individuals should establish communications with at least one host laboratory in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences (http://biosci.ucdavis.edu/the_college/index.html) and a second bridge laboratory that can be from the CBS or any other UC Davis department. Associate Dean for Research, Peter Wainwright firstname.lastname@example.org, can provide additional input on the fellowship.
ONLINE APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, a short (3-4 page) description of proposed research including names of both proposed faculty mentors, and copies of two publications, all in PDF format at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00168 We require 3 letters of recommendation. The referees you list in the online application will receive an automatic notification from our system instructing them how to directly upload letters to our website. Refer to the on-line instructions for further information. For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., 1/6/2014. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences. E-mail questions to Sally DiVecchia (email@example.com).
Postdoctoral associate in computational systems and synthetic biology
Location: Tagkopoulos lab,Department of Computer Science and the Genome Center
General Description: A postdoctoral position in computational systems and synthetic biology is available at the Tagkopoulos lab, which is part of the department of Computer Science and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science or computational biology, a strong programming and mathematical background. Previous work in modeling, mathematical optimization, HPC and machine learning is a plus. Successful applicants have an established publication record in the respective fields. Current projects in the lab are related to computational and experimental methods in synthetic circuits and genome re-engineering; multi-scale modeling of microbial systems and evolution; the emergence and evolution of complex behavior in bacterial systems.
How to apply: Please upload as a pdf (a) your CV that includes a list of 3 references and (b) a research statement that briefly describes your previous work, future research direction and goals, to the link provided (http://taglab.catchthebest.com/apply/ba95). Alternatively, send all application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information: Please visit our lab webpage for more information. Inquiries/questions regarding the position may be addressed to Prof. Ilias Tagkopoulos (email@example.com). Please do not send application material directly to this address.
Clinical Post-doctoral Fellow in UC Davis SacEDAPT Clinic
Location: Sacramento Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment (SacEDAPT) Clinic at the University of California, Davis
The Sacramento Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment (SacEDAPT) Clinic at the University of California, Davis, is seeking applicants for a full time post-doctoral fellow position starting as early as January 2014. As a contracted provider of mental health services within Sacramento County, SacEDAPT provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for youth and young adults (ages 12 - 25) who are at high risk for or have recently developed a psychotic disorder. The goal of the clinic and of this position is to provide evidence based early intervention services to comprehensive evidence-based treatment, focusing on consumer self-determination and family support as the path toward recovery. The program strives to empower individuals to become active participants in their treatment and to help people progress toward their personal, social and occupational goals. The responsibilities of this full-time position are to provide direct mental health services, including diagnostic assessments and evidence-based individual, family and group treatment as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, to participate in community outreach and education events, and to participate in outcomes assessment and clinical research. Services will be provided in the clinic and in the community.
Individuals with prior experience administering the SIPS or SCID and providing CBT for Psychosis, Multi-Family Group or other evidence-based treatments for psychosis are encouraged to apply. Opportunities to participate in research will be available. Opportunities to accrue clinical hours and supervision toward licensure will be available. We are looking for a minimum two-year commitment. More information about the clinic is available online at http://earlypsychosis.ucdavis.edu. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, list of relevant course work and clinical experience, including undergraduate and graduate GPA, and references should be sent via email to Tara Niendam Ph.D., Assistant Professor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Postdoctoral Position in the Comparative Cancer Center, School of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Center for Companion Animal Health, School of Veterinary Medicine
The selected individual will be expected to conduct research on a variety of topics concerning comparative oncology. Experience with tumor cell culture techniques and basic assays including flow-cytometry, western blot, PCR, and immunohistochemistry is required. Ideal candidates would possess a strong background in cancer biology, cell signaling, and animal models of human cancer. Projects are focused on comparative canine and human cancer cell signaling with a specific interest in EGFR and Hedgehog signaling pathways.
It is anticipated that the individual selected will participate minimally in maintenance of the lab, will be responsible for designing and performing research projects, and will be expected to assemble results of research into manuscripts for publication. Additionally, the individual may participate in the preparation of grants for submission to funding agencies and in providing guidance and assistance to other laboratory personnel, residents and students as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: M.D., D.V.M. or Ph.D. is required with background and training in cancer biology. Specific experience with animal models of human cancer, EGFR or Hedgehog signaling, and cancer stem cell research is preferred but not required.
To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2013. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining interest in the position, related qualifications, experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae including a list of publications; and 3) the names and addresses of three professional references to Dr. Robert Rebhun at email@example.com
Postdoctoral position specializing in Attitudes and Social Cognition
Location: Department of Psychology at University of California, Davis
Jeff Sherman in the Department of Psychology at University of California, Davis seeks applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Scientist position beginning September, 2014.
Candidates must have earned a PhD in a relevant social science discipline by the time of appointment. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the domains of attitudes and social cognition, broadly defined. The primary responsibilities of the position include designing, conducting, analyzing, and disseminating innovative and collaborative research in the domains of attitude formation/change and stereotyping/prejudice, again broadly defined. The specific nature of the research has not been pre-determined.
This position is funded by the Anneliese Maier Research Award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the German Federal Ministry of Education. Salary is approximately $40,000/year plus benefits.
Please submit your electronic application (including cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references) to Jeff Sherman: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is December 1, 2013.
Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Plant Cell Biology at UC Davis
Location: Department of Plant Biology
A postdoctoral position, investigating the cellular events that control cell wall deposition in plants, is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Georgia Drakakaki.
This project aims at identifying post Golgi trafficking pathways involved in the transport and deposition of cell wall components in Arabidopsis. Complementary approaches will be used; classical genetics, novel inhibitors of endomembrane trafficking and vesicle isolation coupled with proteomic analysis. Mechanisms of cell plate maturation will be investigated with the aid of our newly identified compound endosidin 7.
Applicants should have a strong background in cell biology and genetics. Experience in fluorescence confocal microscopy, molecular cloning, protein biochemistry and plant transformation are essential. The successful candidate should be able to work independently and be highly motivated and productive. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
UC Davis provides outstanding research facilities and a highly stimulating environment allowing to conduct cutting edge research and develop career opportunities.
This position is available immediately for one year, with a possibility of renewal for up to 3 years based on performance and continued sponsor support. Salary is based on experience and qualifications according to UCD guidelines and includes Postdoctoral Scholars Benefits Plan.
Interested applicants should send via e-mail (1) a cover letter stating their research experience, interests and possible starting date, (2) their CV, and (3) the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Georgia Drakakaki (email@example.com). The subject line: "PD Application? should be included. This position is open until filled.
Postdoctoral Position in Mathematics
Location: Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics is soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position with a starting date between March 2014 and October 2014.
To be considered for the position, the Department seeks applicants with a strong knowledge base in Sparse Approximations, Compressive Sensing, Numerical Algorithms, and/or Optimization. A Ph.D. in Mathematics or the equivalent is required by August 31, 2014. The position requires working on research related to a defense-based project (sponsored by DTRA/NSF) led by Professor Thomas Strohmer. The research is concerned with developing theory and algorithms for phase retrieval, hyper spectral imaging, and signal recovery in connection with threat detection. The candidate should also have excellent programming skills in Matlab. The annual salary of this position is $60,000, plus some travel funds. The position carries no teaching duties, but teaching may be possible upon request. The third year may be a 9-month position with 50% teaching and 50% research. The appointment is renewable for a total of up to three years, assuming satisfactory performance.
The UC Davis Math and Applied Math programs have been ranked among the nation?s top programs by the National Research Council in its most recent report. Additional information about the Department may be found at http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. To guarantee full consideration, the application should be received by December 15, 2013 by submitting the AMS Cover Sheet and supporting documentation electronically through http://www.mathjobs.org/.
Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Plant Sciences
Location: Department of Plant Sciences
A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis. The candidate will be engaged in the project ?BREAD: Development of Novel Salt-Tolerant Forage and Cereal Crops? (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1212591) jointly funded by the National Science Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The candidate will be responsible for the development and analyses of interspecific hybrids and the evaluation of their mineral stress tolerance.
The candidate is expected to have PhD in genetics, plant biology, or a similar field and must be familiar with plant biology, high-throughput genotyping, genetic and QTL mapping, DNA sequencing, and PCR and other standard tools of plant molecular genetics. Ability to manipulate and analyze data with standard bioinformatics tools is essential.
The position is available immediately until filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and the benefits are covered under university?s policy (http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/postdocs/benefits.html). Candidates should send a single PDF file containing (1) a cover letter summarizing research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for 3 references to Professor Jan Dvorak (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Patrick McGuire (email@example.com).
Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Plant Sciences
Location: Department of Plant Sciences
Full-time bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Department of Plant Sciences, supported by a National Science Foundation-funded project to sequence the genome of Aegilops tauschii, donor of the wheat D genome (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1238231). As a member of a bioinformatics team, the researcher will have the opportunity to analyze large volume and diverse datasets to address specific biological questions and will be responsible for processing, analyzing, and archiving large-scale genomic data sets, assessing data quality, conducting analyses, interpreting findings, and communicating findings to others.
Requirements: PhD in bioinformatics, genetics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, or biostatistics; familiarity with standard bioinformatics tools and scripting languages and emerging and evolving software platforms relevant to bioinformatics and computational biology; ability to create new analytical pipelines; experience with handling large data sets; and ability to program in at least two of the following: C++, PERL, Python, R, Java.
Available immediately until filled. Salary commensurate with experience and the benefits are covered under university?s policy (http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/postdocs/benefits.html). Candidates should send a single PDF file containing (1) a cover letter summarizing research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Ming-Cheng Luo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Patrick McGuire (email@example.com).
Postdoctoral position in computer vision and stereo reconstruction
Location: Department of Agricultural Engineering and Department of Computer Science
We have a Postdoctoral scholar position for a researcher in computer vision, image processing, image segmentation, or shape matching, to work on a project to understand the growth of tomato plants. The work includes multi-view stereo reconstruction, registration and joint analysis of multi-view stereo, thermal, and "pushbroom" multispectral imagery of growing plants, feature tracking in Micro Computed Tomography images of growing plant meristems, and developing models of plant growth, as well as helping to mentor two graduate students doing this research. The main work will be in multi-view stereo reconstruction using structured light.The position is for 12 months, with a possible extension for up to 6 more months, and could start anytime before March, 2014. Appointment as a postdoctoral scholar requires a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D.) or foreign equivalent (in this case, in Computer Science or a related field such as Electrical Engineering or Mathematics). To apply, e-mail a CV to Nelson Max (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Postdoctoral Position to Study Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes
Location: Oak Park Research Building, Sacramento, CA
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of California, Davis. Our laboratory focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways critical in the differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) into cardiac lineages. The postdoctoral fellow will work within a highly interdisciplinary and dynamic research environment. Trainees will have ample opportunities to learn and master state-of-the-art techniques in imaging, electrophysiology, and stem cell biology. Applicant must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and prior experience with patch-clamping. Other prior experience with calcium imaging and culture of human pluripotent stem cells and cardiomyocytes is a plus.
Interested candidates should e-mail their CV, three letters of reference, and a description of their research training and scientific interest to Deborah Lieu, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
Postdoctoral Position in Hematology & Oncology
Location: Department of Internal Medicine,Division of Hematology and Oncology
This postdoctoral position will be in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology. Within Dr. Tuscano's laboratory, this position is critical to all aspects of research being conducted. It is highly recommended that the person holding this position have a great deal of expertise with lab management, managing and implementing mouse studies, and work with natural products. The endowment that will partially support this position requires work on natural, ?non-toxic ?therapeutics. As a lab manager the person holding this position will be responsible for ensuring that all other members of the laboratory have supplies, appropriate training, and that all the laboratory equipment is in appropriate working order. He/she must be an excellent communicator and be able to trouble shoot and resolve problems. Thus it is critical that this person be able to function independently. He/she must possess a highly diversified skill set, being skilled in animal research, blood collection and separation, complex surgeries, tissue procurement and natural product purification and analysis with complex instrumentation (HPLC and Maldi mass spectral analysis). He/she will also be responsible for writing and submitting manuscripts for publication, abstracts for presentation at meetings as well as grant submissions
Specific duties will include 1) Depletion and separation methods and other biochemical methods that include protein assays, gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting, and isolation of proteins. The incumbent will also be doing quantative RT-PCD as well as flow cytometry. The incumbent is responsible for cell culture techniques that include sterile techniques, maintaining cell lines in culture, freezing cells for storage and defrosting and starting cells in culture. The incumbent will assist in preparing and sending reports as well as preparing poster presentation to be given at national and international meetings. The incumbent will be responsible for lung cancer xenograft studies. Duties will include animal maintenance, treatment, and assessment for tumor shrinkage, survival and toxicity.
To apply for the position, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and names of three professional references to HemOncJobs@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.
Project Scientist/Postdoc Position in Wheat Genetics of Flowering
We offer an exciting opportunity to work as project leader in the wheat molecular genetics laboratory of the University of California, Davis (postdoc or Project Scientist depending on experience). Our laboratory has cloned the major regulatory genes of the flowering pathway in wheat and barley (see publications at http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/Dubcovsky/). We are currently focusing in the interactions between phytochromes and photoperiod pathway. We have developed knock out mutants for all three wheat phytochromes and of multiple wheat flowering in a single tetraploid wheat background and already combined many of them. Our goal is to identify the genes and gene interactions involved in the phytochromes regulation of the photoperiod pathway in the temperate cereals. Components of this project include the combination and characterization of TILLING mutants, analysis of wheat transgenic plants, promoter dissection studies, RNAseq studies of PHY mutants and wild type lines, and characterization of genetic and biochemical interactions among flowering genes.
Applicants with a Ph.D. in plant molecular genetics will be given top priority. Knowledge of biochemical techniques is an advantage. Past experience with laboratory-based research in molecular genetics is required. Top applicants will have experience in plant genetics and flowering genes. Experience with temperate cereals is a plus. A postdoc / Project Scientist position is available immediately but the start date is flexible. Salary will be commensurate with experience ($45,000 to $60,000). The position includes full health insurance benefits. The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed annually for up to three years depending on performance.
Applications, including a letter of interest in the position, CV, and the names and contact information of three referees, should be emailed to Jorge Dubcovsky at firstname.lastname@example.org in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis.
Postdoctoral Position in Automation and Mechatronics
Location: Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department of the University of California, Davis is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in engineering or computer science for a full-time post-doctoral research associate in machine vision, mechatronics, automation and controls to conduct research and development in the area of high-speed manipulation of fragile objects, with application in fruit handling. This person will develop design concepts, software and hardware for real-time machine vision guided high-speed feature identification and precision motion control of fragile samples. The person will work as a member of a team that includes two faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students and a design/development engineer. The position is for a minimum of one year, with two additional years of support available contingent upon performance, mutual agreement.
A Ph.D. in mechanical, electrical, agricultural engineering, computer science or a closely related science discipline is required with a specific emphasis on mechatronics and controls. The applicant is expected to have a strong background ? with documented hands-on experience - in kinematics and dynamics, computer vision, image processing, motion control, sensing and control, and have good written and oral communication skills for manuscript preparation and scientific presentations in English. The applicant should demonstrate a commitment to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.
To apply for the position, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, description of participation in related projects, and names of three professional references to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Laboratory of Beth Mitcham
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Beth Mitcham, and can begin as soon as candidate is available. Position will be for one year with a strong possibility of extension if successful. The individual will lead a number of research projects in the laboratory related to fruit biology, fruit flavor quality and sensory quality. Experience in postharvest physiology, molecular biology, and statistical analysis, experience writing refereed publications, and ability to work independently desirable. Salary range from $40,000 to $45,000, depending upon experience and will include annual and sick leave and health benefits.
Please send CV, statement of interest and three references to Beth Mitcham at email@example.com.
Postdoctoral Position in Cardiovascular Research
Location: UC Davis Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology
A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the cardiovascular research laboratory under the direction of Dr. Leigh Griffiths, at University of California, Davis, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology (http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/griffiths_lab/). The position has guaranteed funding 2 years with the possibility of an extension to a 3rd year.
The major focus of the laboratory is use of xenogeneic biomaterials as scaffold materials for use in tissue engineering of cardiovascular tissues and organs. Current projects include tissue engineering of replacement heart valves, small diameter vessels, myocardium and whole heart. Projects range from basic science investigations of barriers to xenotransplantation, to translational research studies involving both large and small animal models in preparation for phase 1 clinical trials. A wide range of approaches is employed including proteomics, immunoproteomics, biomaterial mechanical testing (tensile, compression, fatigue), biochemical analysis, structural investigations (SEM, TEM, IHC), stem cell biology (differentiation potential, immunomodulatory properties) and in vivo models (heart muscle, carotid artery and heart valve).
The laboratory has strong collaborative programs with the UC Davis stem cell program, UC Davis regenerative medicine laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis Medical School and the David Grant USAF medical center at Travis Airforce base.
Applicants should possess an M.D or Ph.D in biomedical engineering, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry or related field. Experience in protein chemistry, stem cell biology, transplant immunology and/or biomechanical testing is preferred. Highly motivated applicants are requested to send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references to Dr. Leigh Griffiths (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Leigh Griffiths, VetMB, Ph.D, DSAS (Soft Tissue), DipACVIM (Cardiology)
University of California, Davis
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology,
2108 Tupper Hall,
One Shields Avenue,
Davis, CA 95618.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
A full-time postdoctoral position is available to study tissue engineering to promote bone healing and neovascularization. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related field with demonstrated expertise working with stem and progenitor cells, excellent cell culture skills, and a strong background in molecular biology, materials science, and tissue engineering. Qualified applicants must have demonstrated experiences working successfully in a team setting, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and a strong publication record.
Preference will be given to applicants who do not already have postdoctoral experience, but who have a strong track record as graduate students of engineering, materials science, and/or biological research including publication of their work. Experience working with small animals would be a plus.
To apply: E-mail email@example.com a 1-page research overview of research experience and career goals, a CV, and contact information for 3 references in PDF form.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Image Processing
Location: UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Radiology
The Department of Radiology at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento has a vacancy for a postdoctoral fellow in image processing and imaging physics. This person will join the Chaudhari Lab, which has strong links with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery at UC Davis, the Signal and Image Processing Institute at USC and the Sacramento VA Medical Center. The successful candidate will work closely with Drs Abhijit Chaudhari, Michael H. Buonocore, Ramsey D. Badawi, Simon Cherry, Jinyi Qi, Anand A. Joshi (USC) and their collaborators.
This position will focus on the development of image processing methods for the rapid and objective derivation of imaging biomarkers from human and animal 3D imaging data. Experience in the development of software tools in the ITK/VTK environment and software programming is necessary. Experience in biomechanical and kinematic modeling, solving medical imaging inverse problems, developing MRI protocols and programming of MRI sequences is a big plus. Specific projects will include the development of novel image segmentation and registration methods, development of dynamic imaging protocols and 3D kinematic modeling in the context of the human musculoskeletal system.
In addition to specific research projects, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to journal clubs and actively participate in team-based critical assessment of all ongoing projects in the Chaudhari, Badawi, Cherry and Qi labs at weekly lab meetings. These projects include microPET/MR, solid state and DOI detectors for PET, optical tomography, image reconstruction, dynamic image quantification, image segmentation, extremity PET/CT and MRI, large field-of-view PET scanners and tumor metrics for cancer therapeutics.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biomedical, electrical, computer or mechanical engineering, imaging physics or other numerate discipline. Good software and laboratory skills are essential. The successful candidate will be liaising with physicians, radiologists and imaging technologists as well as physicists and engineers, so good communication skills are very important. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension depending upon performance.
Sacramento is located in northern California, within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Napa Valley, the Lake Tahoe winter sports areas and Yosemite National Park.
Interested candidates should send their CVs in PDF format to Dr Abhijit Chaudhari (firstname.lastname@example.org) with "Postdoctoral Scholar in Image Processing" in the subject line.
Postdoctoral Position in SOM: Otolaryngology
Location: Campus Laboratory Animal Services
A full-time postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Otolaryngology to assist Dr. Peter Belafsky in research of oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD), a profound swallowing disability. The project will focus on treating OPD with a swallowing expansion medical device that manually opens the upper esophageal sphincter. The research is being conducted in a sheep model of OPD with goals of determining if long-term use of the swallow expansion device is efficacious and safe. Results will help inform future human clinical trial testing. The applicant will help conduct surgeries, routine biomechanical force testing, fluoroscopic swallow studies of swallowing safety, laryngoscopies and tracheobronchoscopies to evaluate signs of injury, cartilage and muscle biopsies, and explanation surgery. Solid experience with animals, data recording, archiving and analysis is needed as well as the ability to serve as liaison between human physicians, veterinarians, and animal care personnel.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a related field. The position is currently funded for two years. Salary is based on experience and qualifications according to UCD guidelines. Applicants should e-mail a letter describing their background and interests, and a CV to email@example.com.
Postdoc Position in Innovating Scholarly Communication
A new UC Davis initiative on "Innovating the Communication of Scholarship" is hiring a 3-year postdoctoral fellow, starting September 1, 2013. This is a cross-disciplinary project to study the future of academic publishing, involving faculty from the Center for Science and Innovation Studies, the Library, the Genome Center, and the School of Law (with additional collaborators in Computer Science, English, Philosophy, and the Graduate School of Management). Research topics include open access models, peer review, new forms of quality metrics, data publication, use of social media, and new forms of misconduct.
The successful candidate will conduct research, collaborate on or lead organization of conferences, workshops, pedagogical activities, and grant writing. A Ph.D. is required in a relevant field such as Science and Technology Studies, Library and Information Sciences, Communication, Law, Science, or English. Other disciplines will be considered depending on the specific focus of the candidate?s research and other experience. Qualified applicants will have experience working successfully in teams and managing multi-year projects. He or she will possess excellent written and oral communication and administrative skills.
Salary is based on experience and qualifications according to UC Davis guidelines.
To apply: E-mail a PDF file containing your CV, short description of your research experience relevant to this position, and contact details for three references to Mario Biagioli, MacKenzie Smith, Jonathan Eisen.
Postdoctoral Position in Regenerative Medicine
Location: Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, School of Medicine
A full-time postdoctoral position is available to study regenerative therapies for kidney disease. Applicant must have a Ph.D. with demonstrated expertise working with stem and progenitor cells, excellent cell culture skills, and a strong background in molecular biology and tissue engineering. Qualified applicants must have demonstrated experiences working successfully in a team setting, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and a strong publication record.
To apply: E-mail a cover letter with current CV and the names and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral Position in UC Davis School of Medicine
Location: Knoepfler Lab at UC Davis School of Medicine
An NIH and CIRM-funded postdoctoral fellow position in the Knoepfler Lab at UC Davis School of Medicine is open. The focus of research will be on the epigenomic functions of Myc and other chromatin regulatory factors in human iPS cells and ES cells. Applicants must have a PhD, an MD, or both. Preference will be given to applicants who do not already have postdoctoral experience, but who have a strong track record as graduate students of biological research including publication of their work. Genomics, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and/or stem cell experience would be a plus.
To apply: E-mail email@example.com a 1-page research overview of research experience and career goals, a CV, and contact information for 3 references.
Postdoctoral Position in Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
Location: Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks a full-time, one-year postdoctoral scholar for an immediate opportunity to collaborate in the development of a research program of patient-centered cancer care, supported by health information technology (HIT) to improve the quality and cost of cancer care.
Current research activities include:
- Systematic review of the research literature regarding alternative approaches to "bending the cost curve" for cancer care.
- Secondary analyses of diverse data sources (including administrative data, clinical data and publicly available research data) to identify areas where additional interventions could improve both cost and quality of cancer care.
- iIntervention research designed to improve care coordination for cancer patients and incorporate HIT.
The scholar collaborates with an interdisciplinary and interprofessional team of faculty and staff from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow participates in study design and implementation, literature review, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation and grant writing. The postdoctoral scholar is also encouraged to work on their own projects; and supportive, effective mentoring is provided.
Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant field and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
All application materials must be submitted via e-mail by August 31, 2013, to Lisa Reevesman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application packets include a letter of intent specifying the applicant’s research interests and experience relevant to this position, a current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation sent directly to us by the recommender.
Postdoctoral Position in Classics and Comparative Literature
Location: Department of Comparative Literature
A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the department of Comparative Literature to assist Dr. Ralph Hexter in his scholarly research program, including collecting research materials, editing drafts for publication, corresponding with collaborators, and arranging for a conference. Research and publication areas include, broadly described, classical and medieval Latin literature and the reception of the classics. Teaching is neither required nor guaranteed, but some opportunities might emerge. There will be opportunities for researcher to work on his/her own projects; depending on the interests and contribution-level of the fellow, some current projects are potential collaborations. An office and computer equipment will be provided as needed.
Top-notch facility in Latin is indispensable; the more other languages (e.g., Greek, German, French, Italian, Spanish) in which the individual can work, the better. Desirable would be some significant experience in medieval Latin (ideally including paleography), medieval and early-modern literature and culture more generally, and the history of sexuality. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in on-line environments. Research, writing, and time-management skills are paramount.
Eligibility: Ph.D. is required.
Salary and Benefits: The incumbent will receive benefits in accordance with University of California policy for postdoctoral positions. Salary is commensurate with experience. See UC salary scales.
Term: Can begin as early as July 1, 2013, to run two years; possibility of extension or renewal.
Applicants should send a letter or e-mail describing their background and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact
information for at least three references to: email@example.com or
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95618
Postdoctoral Position in Comparative Fungal Genomics
Location: Department of Plant Pathology
A bioinformatics position in comparative fungal genomics is available at the department of Plant Pathology and the lab of Dr. Ioannis Stergiopoulos. The interdisciplinary research group focuses on the genetics, genomics and evolution of plant-microbe interactions, aiming at gaining a deeper level of understanding on the molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis on plants. The project involves genome and RNA sequencing of several Dothideomycete species using next generation sequencing platforms (Illumina,PacBio), downstream bioinformatics analyses, and follow-up experiments to investigate the biological significance of the data generated by the in silico analyses. Emphasis will be given in comparative secretomes analyses and the characterization of virulence and pathogenicity factors from selected Dothideomycetes.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Sciences, Statistics or equivalent. Excellent knowledge in programming (Perl/Python, etc), use of Unix/Linux and demonstrated previous experience with analyzing large genomic data sets generated by next generation sequencing platforms are mandatory. The position is currently funded for 18 months and salary is based on experience and qualifications according to UC Davis guidelines.
Please e-mail a single PDF file containing a full CV, short description of your research experience relevant to this position and contact details of three references to Dr. Ioannis Stergiopoulos.
Postdoctoral Position in Fungal Proteomics
Location: Department of Plant Pathology
A postdoctoral position in fungal proteomics is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Ioannis Stergiopoulos at the department of Plant Pathology. The project will focus on fungal pathobiology on plants, using structural proteomics (protein crystallography, biomolecular NMR) to understand the role in pathogenesis of fungal proteins secreted during infection of the host. The successful applicant will also focus on the development of quantitative LC-MS/MS based methods to the study host-microbe intercations and the analysis of covalent protein modifications (phosphorylation, acetylation, etc). Solid experience with high throughput recombinant protein expression and purification methodologies is an absolute requirement for this position. Experience in mass spectrometry-based proteomics is also required. To achieve some of the goals of this project, the candidate will work closely with structural biochemists at the department of chemistry.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, biophysics or a closely related field and a strong background in state-of-the-art proteomics. The position is currently funded for two years and salary is based on experience and qualifications according to UC Davis guidelines.Please e-mail a single PDF file containing a full CV, short description of your research experience relevant to this position and contact details of three references to Dr. Ioannis Stergiopoulos.
Postdoctoral Position to Study GI Pathophysiology
Location: School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
A postdoctoral fellow position is available to study GI pathophysiology under the supervision of Dr. Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan. The fellow will work with the PI on experimental design. She or he is responsible for performing the experiments, data interpretation and manuscript preparation. The postdoctoral fellow will also participate in grant writing and taking care of laboratory-related matter.
Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. with a strong background in molecular and cellular biology. Preference will be given to researchers who have experience in studying GI diseases such as metabolic syndromes or GI cancer and in bioinformatics. Experience in animal surgery, ChIP assay, and RNA seq as well as background and knowledge in nuclear receptor is highly desirable. Excellent English writing and communication skill is essential.
To apply for the position, please e-mail your CV and the names of three references to Jessica Tsuei.
Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience to Work on Mouse Models of the Fragile X premutation and FXTAS
Location: School of Medicine, Center for Neuroscience
A postdoctoral position is available to carry out research under the direction of Robert F. Berman on an NIH funded study of the fragile X premutation and Fragile X associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) using mouse models of these disorders. FXTAS is a genetic disorder resulting from a CGG trinucleotide repeat expansion on the FMR1 gene, and the Berman laboratory is characterizing the disorder and testing new treatment strategies in both knock-in and inducible mouse models.
Applicant should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, behavioral genetics, psychology or related discipline. Experience working with mouse models of neurological disorders, neurohistology, and/or experimental analysis of behavior is desirable. The laboratory is closely aligned with the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and the M.I.N.D. Institute, and offers a collegial, interactive and exciting research environment. The position is available immediately for one year starting September, 2013, with additional years of support available depending on performance and productivity.
To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV and the names of three references to Professor Robert F. Berman.
Postdoctoral Position to Study Prostate Cancer
Location: Department of Urology and Cancer Center
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Allen Gao to study signaling transduction and molecular targeting in prostate cancer. This position will use molecular biology techniques and animal work to investigate the roles of intracellular signaling, microRNAs, and transcription factors in prostate cancer progression and drug resistance.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology or a closely related field, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and have a demonstrated competence in scientific publication.
E-mail a cover letter outlining scientific interests, a CV that highlights your experience, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Allen Gao.
Postdoctoral Position Investigating Retinal Circuits in Health and Disease
Location: Photoreceptor Lab, Tupper Hall
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratories of Professors Marie Burns and Edward Pugh. The Burns Lab studies signal transduction and synaptic transmission in the retina, in particular the physiology and cell biology of rods and the rod pathway. The Pugh Lab studies cone physiology, cone opsin biosynthesis and trafficking, and in vivo imaging of retinal function. They are looking for highly committed individuals with retinal physiology or imaging experience to participate in our investigations of retinal circuits in health and disease. Experimental approaches will include single cell recordings, 2-photon microscopy and adaptive optics imaging in vivo.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in neurobiology or related area and a strong publication record. Experience in live cell imaging, electrophysiology, or computational modeling is desirable.
To apply for the position, please e-mail your CV and the names of three references to Professor Marie Burns.
Postdoctoral Position in Pathogenomics of Fungal Grape Diseases
Location: Department of Viticulture and Enology
The Cantu Lab in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work on comparative pathogenomics of fungal diseases of grapevines. The selected candidate will use next-generation sequencing to characterize the genomes and transcriptomes of a variety of fungi that cause economically important diseases in grapevines. The project will include the study of genetic diversity across multiple isolates, the implementation of comparative genomics approaches to identify pathogenicity factors, and the analysis of plant responses to infection.
They are looking for candidates with demonstrated experience in genomics or molecular plant-microbe interaction studies. Prior experience with next generation sequencing data analysis and bioinformatics programming is desirable. Knowledge of Perl/Python, R is a plus, but a strong willingness to learn is required. The position is initially for one year, but support is available for additional years depending on the candidate’s performance and productivity.
To apply for the position, please e-mail a letter of introduction stating why you are suitable for the position, as well as the names of two scientists that can provide references to Dr. Dario Cantu.
Postdoctoral Position in Geographical Information Systems and Modeling for Advanced Hardwoods Biofuels Project
Location: UC Davis Energy Institute
The research team, under the direction of Professor Bryan Jenkins, is investigating the production and use of advanced biofuels in the Pacific Northwest. This effort is part of a large multi-campus USDA funded pilot project on growing poplar trees and converting them into liquid fuel for transportation. This specific position requires expertise in geographic information systems (GIS) analysis along with other systems modeling skills to support the broader development of an integrated modeling and analysis package for biorefinery optimization and sustainability assessment.
Applicant must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field with demonstrated experience and good expertise in the use of ArcGIS software for geospatial analysis. Experience with other modeling tools including GAMS, Aspen +, Matlab, and similar is preferred. Programming experience in R or Python and relational databases would be very desirable. A background in operations research is desirable. Abilities to take initiative and work independently in completion of project tasks are required as are good interpersonal skills to contribute effectively as a member of a research team. Good verbal and written communication skills are required. This position is available immediately for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance and continued sponsor support.
To apply for this position, please e-mail statement of interest, CV and contact information for three references to Ken Krich.
Postdoctoral Position in the Area of Global Biogeochemical Cycling
Location: Global Ecology and Biogeochemistry Lab
The Global Ecology and Biogeochemistry Lab has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral scholar in the area of Global Biogeochemical Cycling.
The research project seeks to understand the role of terrestrial nutrient cycles in affecting atmospheric CO2 levels and other global environmental changes (both natural and anthropogenic). A large body of experimental work has indicated that nutrients limit CO2 uptake and storage on land; yet, at the global scale, our understanding of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus interactions remains uncertain. The goal of the research is to combine models, data syntheses, and isotopic techniques to examine coupled nutrient cycles across ecosystems and at the biosphere scale. Available funding (from NSF) is for two years, with the possibility of extension.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in some aspect of the Earth System Sciences (e.g., biogeochemistry, geophysics, ecology, etc.); research experience with global numerical modeling, nutrient cycles, and stable isotope biogeochemistry is strongly desired. Candidates with programming – C, C++, Fortran, GIS – experienced applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
Salary begins at $39,264 and can be higher for applicants with at least one-year postdoctoral experience. Applications received by March 10, 2013 will be given full consideration. Later applications may be considered.
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Benjamin Z. Houlton
Associate Professor of Global Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Postdoctoral Position in Current and Future Extreme Temperature Events
Location: Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
A postdoctoral scholar position is available in simulation of climate extremes in temperature that affect California. The position resides in the research program of Prof. Richard Grotjahn in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources. The successful applicant will work closely with Prof. Grotjahn and his graduate students on projects related to the simulation, synoptics, and dynamics of the large scale flow associated with extreme events in temperature that affect California. This project combines expertise in atmospheric dynamics and synoptics, extreme value statistics, and climate modeling.
A Ph.D. in an atmospheric or closely related science is required. Experience in FORTRAN programming is strongly preferred, though excellent knowledge of C++ should allow you to transition easily to FORTRAN programming. Knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and atmospheric modeling are strongly preferred. Good written and verbal communication skills are preferred. Also desired, but not required is experience with NCL, working with large datasets, and/or expertise in extreme value statistics.
The initial appointment is for one year, with funding available for up to three years. Salary depends upon postdoc's level of experience and is competitive with a range of $44,340 to $49,884. The position includes vacation with supervisory approval and health care benefits (which includes family coverage). The position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.
Please e-mail complete application packet no later than February 14, 2013 to Prof. Grotjahn and include:
- A cover letter outlining interests and how they relate to this project. Include paragraphs that highlight your experience and your expertise in dynamics, synoptics, global modeling, statistics, and computer programming.
- Your CV should include your contact information, educational experience and degrees, lists of publications and presentations, and any other academic information (e.g. TA experience) you feel is relevant. Publication lists with active links to online papers are preferred.
- Names and contact information for three references. Information should include postal mail address, telephone number(s), and e-mail addresses.
- Transcripts of your graduate education. Preferred, but not required are transcripts of undergraduate education (such transcripts are especially useful if your computer programming or meteorology coursework was mainly as an undergraduate).
Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology/Biochemical Engineering
Location: Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Zhiliang (Julia) Fan's laboratory at the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
Candidates must have a PhD. in molecular biology, microbiology or biochemical engineering. Applicants are required to have hands-on experience with molecular genetics, good oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment. Candidates will have opportunities to work in exciting projects on metabolic engineering for biofuels production. Those who have experience with fungal genetics will be given priority for consideration.
Interested candidates are encouraged to e-mail their CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Zhiliang Fan.
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