Evolutionary Genomics Assistant Research Scientist
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Internal Number: 4172225
Evolutionary Genomics Assistant Research Scientist
Position overview Position title: Evolutionary Genomics Assistant Research Scientist (Assistant Research) Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posted UCSC Salary Scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the scale titled, REPRESENTED PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH SERIES FISCAL YEAR. 'Off-scale salaries', i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimate for this position is $83,300 - $88,400.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: September 1, 2023
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: May 9, 2023
Next review date: Thursday, Jun 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jul 28, 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 Kelley Laboratory in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Evolutionary Genomics Assistant Research Scientist. Under the direction of Dr. Joanna Kelley, the successful candidate will lead a research program in conservation genomics that uses a diversity of omic approaches, with an emphasis on genomics and transcriptomics. The assistant research scientist will apply expertise in genome sequencing, genomic biodiversity data and bioinformatics. The researcher will be expected to publish in scientific journals. They will lead strategic educational outreach initiatives and science and technology trainings, working with a diversity of collaborative researchers focused on increased access and engagement in genomic education and research.
Applicants with experience or expertise in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:
Experience developing training and outreach programs.
Expertise and education in genome sequencing, genomic biodiversity data and bioinformatics, with experience in non-model organisms.
Knowledge of genomic library preparation.
Expertise in bioinformatic skills, including knowledge of command-line interfaces and UNIX and NGS pipelines.
Experience performing next generation sequencing using standard NGS equipment.
Experience with live animals and following appropriate IACUC protocols.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
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