The Dennis Lab at UC Davis seeks a highly motivated and independent individual interested in pursuing a career in functional genomics and developmental biology. Dr. Dennis's research focuses on the role of complex genomic variation in human traits and disease. The postdoctoral scholar(s) who secures this position will characterize human gene duplications important in neurodevelopment using zebrafish as a model system.
The successful applicant will be responsible for characterizing gene expression and function of human duplicated genes recently discovered from a complete human telomere-to-telomere genome. They will lead a project to perform mid-throughout functional genomics via CRISPR mutagenesis and single-cell transcriptomics of high-priority candidate genes using zebrafish larvae. The applicant will work closely with a team in the Dennis lab, as well as collaborators in the Quon and Jao labs at UC Davis. They will have the opportunity to attend workshops or courses aimed at advancing their existing analytical skills as required by ongoing and future research projects, mentor students, and to participate in the preparation and writing of manuscripts and grants.
UC Davis is a vibrant academic environment and offers multiple opportunities for attending seminars and interacting with other groups that are interested in genetics, functional genomics, and human traits and conditions.
Applications from individuals with a background in studying organisms other than human are equally encouraged. Appreciation and respect for human diversity is a must.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.