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4/23/2014

Postdoctoral Position in Evolutionary Genomics

A postdoctoral position is available in Artyom Kopp's lab starting in the summer of 2014. Our work focuses on the evolution of developmental pathways, especially with regard to evolutionary innovations and convergent evolution. By focusing on closely related species of Drosophila, we integrate molecular-genetic approaches with phylogenetic, quantitative-genetic, and population-genetic analyses. The main postdoctoral project would involve the identification of genes responsible for convergent evolution of sex-specific color patterns in different (non-model) Drosophila species. Additional projects may focus on the evolution of sex- and tissue-specific transcriptomes. Postdocs will be encouraged to develop independent research reflecting their own interests.

Initial appointment is for one year, extendable by mutual agreement. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in genomics and bioinformatics/computational biology. Experience in eukaryotic genome assembly, resequencing, GWAS, RNA-seq, and ChIP-seq is highly desirable. Our lab provides a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. The broader research environment in the Department of Evolution and Ecology offers postdoctoral fellows an excellent chance to interact and collaborate with many other people working in the fields of evolutionary genetics and comparative genomics. Interested applicants should contact Artyom Kopp (akopp@ucdavis.edu) with a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names of three references.

4/1/2014

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Autism Research

The UC Davis MIND Institute's interdisciplinary Autism Research Training Program announces the availability of four NIH-funded postdoctoral positions (restricted to US citizens and permanent residents) and one unrestricted university-funded postdoctoral position in interdisciplinary autism research to begin September 2014. Positions are for two-years, subject to successful review during the first year; stipend levels follow NIH guidelines.

Background: This program merges the behavioral and biological sciences in the context of an interdisciplinary, autism-focused research program, and is organized around a set of core competencies that involves multiple areas of autism-related knowledge. Competencies are acquired through: individual mentorship, research in ongoing interdisciplinary projects, the didactic core curriculum, and conferences, lecture series and other training opportunities.

Qualifications: Appropriate candidates have either a doctorate in biomedical or behavioral science or an MD, and are committed to a career in autism research.

Applications: Program information, including potential faculty mentors and specifics of the application process, is available on the MIND Institute website (http://mindinstitute.ucdavis.edu) - select Education-Postdoctoral Training Program. For full consideration, applications should be submitted electronically to Laura R. Lacy, PhD, at lrlacy@ucdavis.edu, on or before Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Questions: E-mail Laura Lacy.

3/24/2014

Post-doctoral Fellow Position in GI Pathophysiology

Qualification: A post-doctoral fellow position is available to study GI pathophysiology. A strong background in microbial pathogenesis and molecular biology is required. Preference will be given to researchers who have experience in studying pathway in gut-liver-axis and associated disease processes such as gastrointestinal cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetic mellitus. Experience in microbiota sequencing or metabolomics and knowledge in nuclear receptor is highly desirable. Excellent English writing and communication skill is essential.

Job Responsibility: The post-doctoral fellow will work with the PI for experimental design. She or he is responsible for performing the experiments, data interpretation and manuscript preparation. The post-doctoral fellow will participate in grant writing and taking care of laboratory-related matter.

Please contact:

Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of California, Davis Health Systems
Research 3, Room 3400B
4645 2nd Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Tel: 916-734-4293
Fax: 916-734-3787
Email: yjywan@ucdavis.edu

3/21/2014

Postdoc Position in Pre-Clinical Brain Cancer Research

Location: Angelastro lab, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Molecular Biosciences

A NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship position in pre-clinical brain cancer research is open in the Angelastro lab, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Molecular Biosciences. A qualified applicant should have a Ph.D., an M.D., or both. Experience in molecular and cellular biology is required. Experience in rodent stereotactic surgical techniques, and noninvasive imaging (MRI and bioluminescence) would be ideal. The goal of the project is to develop novel therapeutics (using pharmacokinetic/dynamic studies) to eradicate brain tumors.

Applicants without previous postdoctoral experience will be preferred and should have a strong academic record as a graduate student in biological research visible by publication of their work.

Send CV, names of three references, and a letter describing research experience by email (jmangelastro@ucdavis.edu) to:

James M. Angelastro, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine
1089 Veterinary Medicine Drive
VM3B (2221)
University of California
Davis, CA, 95616

3/17/2014

Postdoctoral Scholar for Digital Media & Learning Research Hub

UCHRI announces a Postdoctoral Scholar position for the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, Connected Learning Research Network

One postdoctoral position is available in the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, at the UC Humanities Research Institute, based on the UC Irvine campus. The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate in a MacArthur Foundation-funded research network on Connected Learning, investigating how new digital and networked media can support interest-driven and socially connected forms of learning. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting ethnographic research on interest-driven learning with digital media, with a focus on parental involvement, analyzing research findings and working collaboratively with principle investigators and others involved in the research network.

Requirements: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and research experience with contemporary developments concerning youth, digital media and learning. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in ethnographic and online research with families and youth and expertise in learning theory, Internet research, game studies, and design research. Evidence of collaborative and mixed methods research will also be valued. Travel may be required in this position to perform research and meet with collaborators.

Position is dependent on extramural funding. Initial appointment is for one year and renewal is based on performance and is contingent on receipt of project funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through application deadline of April 11, 2014.

The appointment may begin as early as August 1, 2014 and would continue until July 31, 2015, renewable pending review and available funding. Annual salary ranges from $52,000 to $56,243 depending on experience.

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02242 and must include:

  1. Letter of Interest (including researching skills)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three Letters of Reference

More information about the Connected Learning Research Network can be found at http://clrn.dmlhub.net. Please contact Courtney Santos at dmlhub@hri.uci.edu with any questions about the application process.

3/17/2014

Postdoc Position in Prostate Cancer

A NIH funded postdoctoral position in the area of prostate cancer research is available at Department of Urology, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Davis. The project will involve in miRNAs, cell signaling, and drug resistance and experimental therapeutics.

Qualified applicants should have PhD. Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desired:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Therapeutics
  • Data Analysis and Bioinformatics

To apply for the position, please email a letter of interest, CV, and the names of three references to Professor Allen Gao at acgao@ucdavis.edu

3/17/2014

Postdoc Position in Innovating Communication in Scholarship

A new UC Davis initiative on "Innovating the Communication in Scholarship" (http://icis.ucdavis.edu/) is hiring a 2 year postdoctoral fellow, starting July 1, 2014. 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 academic misconduct.

The successful candidate will conduct research, collaborate on or lead organization of conferences, workshops, participate in pedagogical activities, and assist in grant writing. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required in Science and Technology Studies, Library and Information Sciences, Communication, Law, Science, or Literature. 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.

We encourage applicants from historically under-represented groups, as well as individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

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 (mbiagioli@ucdavis.edu), MacKenzie Smith (macsmith@ucdavis.edu), Jonathan Eisen (jaeisen@ucdavis.edu).

Applications are due by April 30, 2014.

3/10/2014

Postdoctoral position in biomaterials engineering

Location: Departments of Biological Engineering and Food Science and Tech

PI: N. Nitin

A postdoctoral position is available to work at interface of biomaterials and applied microbiology. The projects will involve engineering of biological materials to develop the next generation of antimicrobial materials and novel biosensors for measuring microbial physiology. The potential candidate will have background training in chemical/bioengineering and/or applied chemistry with a focus on biomaterials. The project will provide excellent interdisciplinary research training to postdoctoral fellow in areas of biomaterial science, biosensing and applied microbiology. In addition to this primary project, the postdoctoral research fellow will also have opportunities to contribute to ongoing research projects in the areas of microfluidics systems for diagnostic applications and colloidal and surface science.

Regarding the laboratory, we are a dynamic group working at interface of nanoscale materials, molecular imaging, surface science and biological systems. The laboratory currently has six graduate students, 2 postdoctoral fellow and on average 3-5 undergraduate researchers.

Applicants should have a Ph. D degree, a strong publication record and excellent oral and written communication skills. Interested applicants should send CV with a list of three references to N. Nitin, Ph.D. (nnitin@ucdavis.edu).

3/6/2014

Postdoctoral Position in Synaptic Neurobiology

Location: Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. John Gray in the Center for Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis. Our laboratory is interested in the regulation of synaptic development and plasticity in the mammalian brain using a combination of molecular, biochemical and electrophysiological approaches. This current position, available immediately, will focus on the molecular mechanisms involved in the trafficking, targeting and regulation of NMDA receptors and how these processes modulate synapse development and plasticity. It is expected that the project will contribute to our understanding of the synaptic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders while focusing on the discovery of fundamental neurobiological principles.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related field and preference will be given to applicants who have experience in at least two of the following techniques: molecular biology, protein biochemistry, or whole-cell electrophysiology. The fellow will benefit from the outstanding collaborative environment in the Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis.

Interested applicants should e-mail an updated CV and a brief cover letter with contact information for three references to John A. Gray, MD PhD (john.gray@ucdavis.edu).

3/3/2014

Postdoctoral fellowship in plant-plant interactions

Location: Yoder lab in the Department of Plant Sciences

A postdoctoral position investigating the genetics of parasitic plant-host plant interactions is available in the Yoder lab in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis. The postdoctoral researcher will investigate the molecular mechanisms governing the transport of nutrients from host plants into the parasite. We are particular interested in identifying and characterizing nitrogen and sugar transporters active at the interface between the parasitic plant and host roots.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in Plant Sciences or related discipline with expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, genomics or biochemistry. Evidence of research productivity and scientific writing ability is required. Applications will be reviewed starting March 15, 2014 and continue until position is filled. The postdoctoral position offers a competitive salary based on the candidate's experience and health benefits. Please send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three reference to John Yoder at jiyoder@ucdavis.edu.

3/3/2014

Post-doctoral Fellow in Upper Extremity Biomechanics

Location: Department of Radiology, UC Davis School of Medicine

The Department of Radiology at the UC Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento invites applications for a postdoctoral research position focusing on biomechanical modeling of the upper extremity. The successful applicant will work on projects with Dr Abhijit Chaudhari and his collaborators Drs Robert Szabo, Robert Boutin and Michael Buonocore. The research group has strong links with the Department of Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis. More information about the research program can be found at http://www.bme.ucdavis.edu/chaudhari/

The research project involves generation of a model of the upper extremity with clinical applications in hand osteoarthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biomechanics, biomedical engineering, kinesiology, mechanical engineering, orthopedics, neuroscience, or other closely related discipline. Strong research experience must be demonstrated by one or more first author publications. Good laboratory and software skills are a must. The candidate should be familiar with motion analysis, finite element modeling, programming in MATLAB or another language, construction of biomechanical and mathematical models with tools such as Abaqus, and image processing. In addition to the specific research project, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to journal clubs and actively participate in team-based critical assessment of all on-going projects at weekly lab meetings. The successful candidate will be liaising with biomedical/mechanical engineers, rheumatologists, surgeons, radiologists and imaging technologists as well as physicists, so good communication skills are very important. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on funding and performance.

Interested candidates should contact Dr Abhijit Chaudhari by email at ajchaudhari@ucdavis.edu with "Postdoc position in Biomechanics" in the subject line. Applicants must attach a cover letter, a detailed CV and contact information for three for references.

3/3/2014

Postdoctoral Position in Biophotonics

Location: UC Davis Center for Biophotonics in Sacramento, CA, USA

A postdoctoral research position in the area of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and flow cytometry is available at the Center for Biophotonics at UC Davis. The project will involve the development of flow cytometry instrumentation (hardware, software) for SERS analysis of cells.

Qualified applicants should have demonstrated experience in hardware and software development for building optical systems. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in engineering, physics, optics, chemistry or a related field. Experience and knowledge in SERS, optics, optical instrument development, microfluidics, 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 (james.chan@cbst.ucdavis.edu). Please include "Postdoc Position in SERS and Flow Cytometry" in the Subject Heading of your email.

2/28/2014

Postdoctorate Clinical Fellow Position

Location: Department of Dermatology

The UC Davis Department of Dermatology in Sacramento, CA is offering a 1 year clinical research fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Emanual Maverakis.

Description: Fellows will participate in a variety of clinical research projects. Dr. Maverakis's expertise is immune mediated skin diseases including scleroderma and psoriasis. Fellows will have opportunities to write manuscripts and present their research at national conferences. Fellows may also participate in clinics and other educational activities.

Availability: Starting July 2014.

Eligibility: Graduation from a United States (AAMC accredited) medical school is required for this position.

Those interested should send their CV and personal statements to:
Forum Patel
patelforumb@gmail.com
Department of Dermatology
University of California, Davis

2/19/2014

Postdoctoral Position - Plant Sciences

Location: Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis

Postdoctoral position open in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis. The incumbent will contribute to a project aimed at understanding the physiology of Mexican maize landraces. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D in Agronomy or a related discipline and experience using stable isotopes (15N) and the planning and design of field experiments to evaluate plant performance. Experience with maize and bilingual skills (English and Spanish) are desirable. Evidence of proven research productivity and scientific writing ability is required. Review of applications will start March 10th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

This postdoctoral position offers a competitive salary determined by the successful candidate's experience and full health benefits. Please send a statement describing your interests, detailed curriculum vitae, and 2-3 letters of references to Alan B. Bennett via e-mail at abbennett@ucdavis.edu.

The University of California, Davis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

2/19/2014

Postdoctoral Position - Innovative Energy Feedback Solutions for Consumers at UC Davis

Location: UC Davis

UC Davis is seeking a post-doctoral scholar to collaborate in the development of better energy feedback interfaces for buildings, on mobile devices, and in vehicles. The Scholar will play a leadership role in behavioral aspects of this multi-disciplinary research project (http://cenergi.ucdavis.edu) The goal of the cEnergi program is to develop energy feedback interfaces for building occupants and vehicle drivers. Interfaces are ubiquitous both in the sense of making energy visible throughout people's daily environment and in the sense that energy use at one location and time is available at others through the sharing of information between interfaces located in buildings and vehicles as well as available on mobile devices.

The position is full time for a one-year period, with the possibility of extension.

This position is jointly supported by the Institute for Transportation Studies, and the Departments of Computer Science and Design. It is available immediately until filled. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D., experience in behavioral feedback, a strong record of publication and the ability to take leadership in multi-disciplinary teams. Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits are covered under the University of California's policy.

To apply for the position, please email a letter of interest, CV, and the names of three references to Thomas Turrentine, c/o of Dahlia Garas dmgaras@ucdavis.edu with the Subject Heading: UC Davis Postdoctoral Scholar.

1/29/2014

Postdoctoral Position - Sustainable Transportation and Innovative Mobility Solutions

Location: UC Davis

The National Center on Sustainable Transportation, headquartered at UC Davis, is funding one or more postdoctoral scholars in Sustainable Transportation. The Scholar(s) will spend half their time on funded projects in the Center and half their time on a research project of their choosing (as long as it is consistent with the activities of the Center). Our first priority is research on innovative mobility services and technologies. The position is for a one-year period, with the possibility of extension.

This position is available immediately until filled. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in a transportation and/or energy related field, with a strong record of publications and the ability to work independently. Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits are covered under the university's policy.

The National Center on Sustainable Transportation is a consortium of UC Davis, USC, Georgia Tech, and University of Vermont. It was funded by US DOT as a national center in the 2013 UTC competition.

To apply for the position, please email a letter of interest, CV, and the names of three references to Daniel Sperling, c/o of Annemarie Schaaf, aschaaf@ucdavis.edu, with the Subject Heading: UC Davis Postdoctoral Scholar.

1/29/2014

Postdoctoral Position - Optical and Micro-optical Design

The NGNS research group at UC Davis invites applications for research scientists specializing in optical imaging and beam forming design.

Description:

Research position in optical and micro-optical design for classical and non-classical imaging and beam forming applications. The emphasis is on optical lens system design and analysis at visible and infrared wavelengths. There are additional opportunities related to imaging system characterization, digital signal processing, and analysis and interpretation of experimental data.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with optical lens system design and analysis for lasers or incoherent sources
  • Proficiency with optical design and analysis software (e.g., ZEMAX, CODE V, etc.)
  • Familiarity with optical and image quality characterization of lenses and imaging systems
  • Good communication, problem-solving, and multi-tasking skills to work effectively in a team-oriented environment

Help skills and experience

  • Digital image processing (e.g., in Matlab, Python, C, etc.)
  • Optical design for Gaussian laser beams
  • Assembly and alignment of optical systems (e.g., lasers, microscopes, imaging systems, etc.)

We are looking for creative, self-motivated researchers who have the ability and drive to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research environment.

1/22/14

Postdoctoral Postion – Interface of Chemistry and Engineering

Location: UC Davis

A postdoctoral position is available to work at the interface of chemistry and engineering. The projects will involve – (a) evaluating a novel light based photochemical technology to inactivate microorganisms in complex environment including food (b) Development of rapid techniques to measure oxidative stress generated within microorganisms and their effect on microbial lethality. The potential candidate will have background training in applied chemistry with a background in photochemistry, food science, microbiology, chemical engineering or related areas. The project will provide excellent interdisciplinary research training to postdoctoral fellow in areas of chemistry, food safety, applied microbiology and process development. In addition to this primary project, the postdoctoral research fellow will also have opportunities to contribute to ongoing research projects in areas of non-thermal processing and development of encapsulation systems. Candidate will have an opportunity to work in Drexel as well as UC Davis campuses, but will be mainly based in UC Davis. The person will be jointly mentored by Dr. Tikekar and Dr. Nitin and will be expected to develop a seamless collaboration between the two labs.

Applicants should have a Ph. D. degree, a strong publication record and excellent oral and written communication skills. Interested applicants should send CV with a list of three references to either Dr. Rohan V. Tikekar (rvt24@drexel.edu) or Dr. N. Nitin (nnitin@ucdavis.edu).

1/22/14

Postdoctoral Position – Virus-vector-plant Interactions

Location: Casteel Lab at UC Davis

A postdoctoral position is available in the Casteel lab at UC Davis, starting after August 2014. The primary research goal of the Casteel lab is to identify the functions of microbes in plant-insect interactions and elucidate the key molecular mechanisms responsible for these relationships. We use a combination of molecular biology, genetics, genomics and biochemistry together with field and laboratory trials to elucidate molecular mechanisms. The focus of this position in the lab is on identifying the function of viral proteins in plant responses to insect vectors using primarily Arabidopsis and tomato. (http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Clare_Casteel/)

Applicants for the postdoctoral position should be within 3 years of receiving their PhD. Applicants must be able to do independent research, have good written and verbal communication skills, and must be highly self-motivated.

I am particularly interested in candidates that have a strong background and publication record in molecular biology/biochemistry, bioinformatics (or analyzing large data sets - RNAseq, proteomics, etc.), protein-protein interactions and/or closely related fields.

*Duration:* one year, but renewable upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds.

Qualified candidates should submit the following to ccasteel@ucdavis.edu by April 15th 2014: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three references.

1/10/2014

Postdoctoral Positions in Analytical and Biological Chemistry

Location: Department of Entomology

Two NIH supported postgraduate positions are open in the laboratory of Prof. Bruce Hammock to investigate the role of metabolites of omega-3 and -6 fatty acid metabolites in the regulation of pain and inflammation. This position is supported by 8 LC and GLC MS instruments.

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (analytical chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology), and is expected to take both a global and pathway selective metabolomics approach to examine the interactions among regulatory lipids. It is hoped the candidate will both advance metabolomic technology.

The positions are available immediately with possibility of renewal after the initial one year appointment.

To apply: submit the following information to Louisa Lo (slo@ucdavis.edu) by Feb 28, 2014: a curriculum vitae, publication list, and names and contact information of three references.

For more information, visit: www.biopestlab.ucdavis.edu

1/9/2014

Postdoctoral Position in Regenerative Medicine

Location: Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, School of Medicine

Postdoctoral position available in regenerative medicine with a focus on stem and progenitor cells and tissue engineering. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. and demonstrated experiences working successfully in a team setting, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, a strong publication record, and demonstrated cell culture expertise. Skills and activities related to labeling cells for imaging and to monitor trafficking in vivo are also relevant.

To apply: Please e-mail a cover letter with research interests (no more than 1 page), current CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references to aftarantal@ucdavis.edu.

1/2/2014

Postdoctoral Position to Study Reproductive Barriers in Tomato

Location: C.M. Rick Tomato Genetics Resource Center, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

A postdoctoral position is available to work on tomato genetics and reproductive biology at the C.M. Rick Tomato Genetics Resource Center, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.

The goal of the project is to study evolutionary aspects of interspecific reproductive barriers in plants. The postdoctoral scholar will identify and analyze functional diversity for pollen-expressed genes involved in interspecific incompatibility responses.

Candidates should have a strong background in phylogenetic and genetic analysis, molecular biology, and plant reproductive biology. Prior experience with the tomato species or other Solanaceae would be a plus. The position is available for up to 3 years, starting in January 2014.

Applicants should send a CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter to Roger Chetelat (trchetelat@ucdavis.edu).

For more information:

http://tgrc.ucdavis.edu

http://biosci3.ucdavis.edu/FacultyAndResearch/FacultyProfile.aspx?FacultyID=14082

12/27/2013

Postdoctoral Position in Tomato Genetics

Location: C.M. Rick Tomato Genetics Resource Center, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

A postdoctoral position is available to work on tomato genetics and germplasm development at the C.M. Rick Tomato Genetics Resource Center, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.

The goal of the project is to develop and characterize a population of introgression lines representing the genome of Solanum sitiens, a wild tomato relative, in the genetic background of cultivated tomato. The postdoctoral scholar will use marker-assisted selection and GBS (genotyping by sequencing) to produce an optimal set of overlapping introgressions covering the whole genome. These lines will be used to study the location of pollen and pistil factors controlling unilateral interspecific incompatibility.

Candidates should have prior experience with high throughput genotyping and whole genome next generation sequencing data, as well as a record of published work in plant breeding, genetic resources, and/or plant reproductive biology. Prior experience with tomato or other Solanaceae would be ideal. The position is available for up to 4 years beginning in May/June 2014.

Applicants should send a CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter to Roger Chetelat (trchetelat@ucdavis.edu).

For more information:

http://tgrc.ucdavis.edu

http://biosci3.ucdavis.edu/FacultyAndResearch/FacultyProfile.aspx?FacultyID=14082

12/13/2013

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 and 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 knoepfler@ucdavis.edu a 1-page research overview of research experience and career goals, a CV, and contact information for 3 references.

12/2/2013

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 (cmtan@ucdavis.edu). 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.

11/20/13

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 james.chan@cbst.ucdavis.edu with Subject Heading: Postdoctoral Position in Biophotonics

James Chan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Residence
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Facilities Director
Center for Biophotonics

11/20/13

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 (mdtoney@ucdavis.edu).

11/20/13

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, ldgodfrey@ucdavis.edu

11/8/2013

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 pcwainwright@ucdavis.edu, 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 (svdivecchia@ucdavis.edu).

10/25/2013

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 ba95@app.catchthebest.com.

More information: Please visit our lab webpage for more information. Inquiries/questions regarding the position may be addressed to Prof. Ilias Tagkopoulos (itagkopoulos@ucdavis.edu). Please do not send application material directly to this address.

10/23/2013

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 (tniendam@ucdavis.edu)

10/21/2013

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 rbrebhun@ucdavis.edu

10/18/2013

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: jsherman@ucdavis.edu. Application deadline is December 1, 2013.

10/7/2013

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 (gdrakakaki@ucdavis.edu). The subject line: "PD Application? should be included. This position is open until filled.

10/4/2013

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/.

9/24/2013

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 (jdvorak@ucdavis.edu) and Dr. Patrick McGuire (pemcguire@ucdavis.edu).

9/24/2013

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 (mcluo@ucdavis.edu) and Dr. Patrick McGuire (pemcguire@ucdavis.edu).

9/24/2013

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 (max@cs.ucdavis.edu).

9/18/2013

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. (dklieu@ucdavis.edu)

9/12/2013

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.

9/12/2013

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 jdubcovsky@ucdavis.edu in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis.

9/4/2013

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 svougioukas@ucdavis.edu and dcs@ucdavis.edu.

Last Updated: March 17, 2014