Assistant/Associate Specialist: genetics, FISH

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

Working for Professor Megan Dennis, this position will be involved in the characterization of complex genomic variation using a variety of molecular biology and genomic methods, specifically participating in characterizing cytogenetic and structural variant events using human and nonhuman primate cell lines. To do this s/he will perform fluorescent in situ hybridizations (FISH) and microscopy.

Candidates should have a Baccalaureate degree in Genetics, Molecular Biology or related field; experience in extraction, purification and manipulation of nucleic acids from bacteria and mammalian cells; competence in basic bioinformatics tasks, such as sequence analysis, primer design for PCR and gene assembly; knowledge of sequencing methods; background in cytogenetics; and experience in microscopy.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system (, JPF02402. 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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