Assistant Project Scientist: cancer genetics, bioinformatics

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for an Assistant Project Scientist position.

Working for Professor Luis Carvajal-Carmona, this position will lead and participate in research studies of genetic susceptibility to disease, with an emphasis on cancer. The Assistant Project Scientist will also work on cancer somatic genetic and epidemiological analyses, writing bioinformatics software for the processing and analysis of genotyping and sequencing data, designing and optimizing workflows and pipelines for parallel processing and cluster usage, and developing databases and web interfaces for storage of lab sample and epidemiologic datasets.

Candidates should have a PhD in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics or related field; a minimum of five years of research experience in cancer genetics; and an extensive knowledge in computer sciences or related field demonstrated through education and work experience, or equivalent experience.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system (, JPF02400. Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and names and contact information for three references. The deadline for full consideration is September 21, 2018.

The University of California, Davis, and the UC Davis Genome Center are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

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