Researcher in Genomics
University of California Santa Barbara
United States

Researcher in Genomics

Job #JPF02617
  • Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences / UC Santa Barbara

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 37B for the salary range at UCSB. A reasonable estimate for this position is $73,300 - $89,300 ."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.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: 1/1/2024
Position duration: One year with potential reappointment

Application Window

Open date: November 1, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Nov 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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.

Position description

Serves as a primary researcher, providing a supporting role to the PI. Working with only minimal supervision, and often independently, performs tasks that support the setup and active research on projects involving genomics and epigenomics of invertebrate species. Takes a primary role in designing and carrying out the experiments, and then analyze the data and draft the resulting paper(s). Molecular biology and computational skillsets are needed. Additionally, assists the PI with writing a series of grants to support the lab research long term, thus developing key research questions in the field of genomics and epigenomics of non-model species.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

May include weekends and evenings depending upon the specific deadlines and requirements.

• Daily 40% Laboratory research: Conducting organismal experiments in the lab independently or with graduate students or postdoctoral scholars, leads or assists with analysis and writing. Works with PI to help write grants to fund the laboratory experiments (option to be listed as a co-PI).

• Daily 40% Computational research: Works largely independently, and sometimes managing others (e.g. grads and undergrads) to analyze computational genomics data that have been collected. Assists in setting up the lab computational pipelines and testing them. Takes a primary role in leading the analyses team.

• Daily 10% Laboratory management: Attends lab meetings, meets regularly with PI for progress reports and guidance, provides general lab support duties such as purchasing necessary supplies and equipment, maintaining stock of necessary items, assisting in lab chores as needed.

• Daily 10% Miscellaneous: various other duties as assigned.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in genetics, evolution, or computational biology and 2+ years of postdoctoral experience.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Evidence of having used computational genomic analysis in research outputs
Evidence of experience in marine organismal research in research outputs
Prior experience working in or doing research in a wet lab
Proficient in the use of Mac/PC computers and applications (R, Word, Excel)

Preferred qualifications

• >3 years of experience with animal lab research and/or computational research
• Proficiency in experience in marine organismal research as evidenced by several publications
•Proficiency in computational genomic analysis as evidenced by several publications
• Experience with R programming and statistics
• Strong publication record
• Potential to work independently
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent writing skills
• Good communication skills

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Representative Publications - Please upload 1-3 publications that represent your work in the field

  • Representative Publication 2 - Please upload 1-3 publications that represent your work in the field

  • Representative Publication 3 - Please upload 1-3 publications that represent your work in the field

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Names and contact information for three references required. The committee chair will contact references after interviews are conducted.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


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