Position overview Position title: Genome Assembly Assistant Project Scientist Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. A reasonable estimate for this position is $91,000 - $95,900.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.
Open date: April 7, 2023
Most recent review date: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Monday, Jul 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The UCSC Paleogenomics lab and the lab of Ed Green, Department of Biomolecular Engineering seeks qualified candidates for a genome assembly assistant project scientist.
The assistant project scientist will direct and oversee our genome assembly and analysis work. Responsibilities will include management of data generation amongst a diverse and dispersed production team, aggregation of data for analysis, genome assembly and quality control, and genome analysis.
The scientist will engage in the planning and execution of research that uses biochemical and genomic approaches to understand mechanisms of gene regulation through epigenetic changes.
Research activities include, but are not limited to, mammalian tissue culture and generating cell lines, performing chromatin immunoprecipitation experiments, performing epigenomic profiling techniques coupled with short- and long-read sequencing technologies, developing new methods for epigenomic profiling, generating transcriptome libraries for short- or long-read sequencing, and computational data analysis. This position will require the incumbent to exercise good time management and problem-solving skills, perform and document research in an organized, methodical, and analytical manner; contribute to writing and data analysis for publications; work both independently and with a team; and contribute to the training of students at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: expertise in chromatin biology and epigenomics; experience working with long-read sequencing technology platforms, including nanopore sequencing; and/or demonstrated excellence in academic research as evidenced by a record of peer-reviewed first or co-first author publications.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
A Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, genomics, or related scientific field.
Knowledge of genomics, genome assembly, proximity-ligation data, and comparative genomics.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements before preparing their application. (Optional)
3-5 letters of reference required
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