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Post Doctoral Position - Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Position overview

Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: October 2021
Position duration: One Year with possibility of renewal

Application Window

Open date: August 9th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Sep 13, 2021 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: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 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

The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Postdoc position. Richardson Lab at University of California, Santa Barbara is hiring a postdoctoral scientist to decipher events that occur during DNA repair. This position is funded by the NIH R35 grant, entitled “Defining DNA resection and protein localization changes that occur during DSB repair”. The lab is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students, undergraduates, and permanent staff. We value intellectual curiosity, kindness, and fun. The lab is just over two years old, so we have an exciting portfolio of mature projects in the lab and plenty of energy to develop new research directions.

In this position, the Postdoc will manage projects that investigate DNA repair processes. The primary qualification for the job is open-ended curiosity about how DNA repair works. An ideal candidate for this position must also be well-versed in high throughput sequencing techniques, comfortable running analysis pipelines on large datasets, and capable of identifying DNA repair event signatures within these datasets. You must also be comfortable with other duties, including but not limited to organizing and implementing research plans, managing data collection, development of new methods, and assisting/managing lab staff on collaborative projects. Postdoctoral scientists are expected to publish their research in research journals and present at scientific meetings.

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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or equivalent degree

Preferred qualifications

    • Experience in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology.
    • Proficiency in Mammalian cell culture and flow cytometry
    • Prior experience in DNA repair or a related sub-field

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

Reference letters will be requested from the contact information provided for strong candidates.

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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 SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Santa Barbara, California