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The UC Davis Genome Center was founded as the result of a major campus-wide initiative in genomics and bioinformatics. It is part of a broader campus commitment to build on existing strengths in the life sciences and to establish an internationally recognized program in genomics research. The Center serves as the antenna for genomics technologies for the entire campus.

The Genome Center integrates experimental and computational approaches to address key problems at the forefront of genomics. Recruitments are designed both to build on existing strengths as well as to address new needs and opportunities. Our research emphasizes comparative functional genomics through the integration of multiple levels of investigation from DNA sequence analysis, protein structure-function relationships, systems biology, and population genetics.

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

Available positions

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis is seeking a skilled, creative, and motivated postdoctoral scholar with an interest in building the knowledge and computational tools that can help change how students interact with online content. The successful candidate will work with the project principle investigator (PI) and co-PIs to design, execute and report on experiments that will test: how the design of online content and its delivery impact student affect and engagement while interacting with content; how different strategies for interventions during student/content interaction can influence student affect and engagement; how knowledge of student interaction with content can influence instructor behavior; and how each of these variables impacts student learning and inclusion.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system, JPF03252. Required materials include Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications; a Letter of Interest; Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and contact information for three references. Initial reviews of applications will begin on 11/15/2019.


The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. David J. Segal. This project will investigate the use of genetic and epigenetic editing in the treatment of neurologic disease. The position’s primary focus is to evaluate the on-target and off-target activities of genetic and epigenetic editing tools in neuronal cell models (e.g., iPSC derived neurons, primary neurons).

Interested candidates should submit all applications materials, including a Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Statement of Research, and contact information for three references via the web-based online submission system, JPF03272. Initial reviews of applications will begin on 12/23/2019.


The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a CRISPR/CAS gene editing in vivo postdoctoral position for a joint project between the laboratories of Dr. Kit LamDr. R. Holland Chang, and Dr. David J. Segal, supported by the NIH Somatic Cell Genome Editing consortium

Qualified applicants should upload a Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Statement of Research, and contact information for three references via the web-based online submission system, JPF03240. Initial reviews of applications will begin on 12/23/2019.Please direct questions to Kahla Wallace.


The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Junior Specialist position in Professor Siobhan Brady’s Lab, this position will specifically participate in studying the molecular basis of root cell type differentiation in tomato. As a member of the research team, work will include cloning, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing analyses, Agrobacterium-based transformation, in vitro plant growth, and phenotypic analyses using the confocal microscope.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system, JPF03306. Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, names and contact information for three references, and a statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Initial reviews of applications will begin on 01/10/2020.


The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Project Scientist position in the DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores. This Project Scientist position will work on the further development, optimization, and analysis of long-read DNA and RNA sequencing strategies and protocols. The candidate is expected to make significant and creative contributions to the long-read sequencing methodology and to implement protocols for both genomic and transcriptomic analyses.

Qualified applicants should upload a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Research Statement, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and contact information for three references via this URL, JPF03309. Please direct questions to Kahla Wallace (kahwallace@ucdavis.edu).


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.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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