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Department Of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology: Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics 


The Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Department at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Molecular Genetics. We particularly encourage applicants who are addressing fundamental questions in epigenetics in mammalian systems including stem cells and developmental processes, are using state- of-the-art experimental approaches, have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, and complement the department's existing strengths in stem cell biology, cancer, chromatin, and RNA. Candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program, contribute to the intellectual vitality of the UC Santa Cruz scientific community, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the classroom and through mentorship, and provide service to the campus and their profession. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. The full job posting can be seen here. 

Department Of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology: Assistant Professor, Neuroscience


The Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Department at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Neuroscience. Applicants with a broad range of interests, from molecular to systems levels are encouraged to apply. We particulary encourage applicants who are addressing fundamental questions in brain development and function, are using state-of-the-art experimental approaches, have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, and complement the department's existing strengths in developmental neuroscience and stem cell biology. Candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program, contribute to the intellectual vitality of the UCSC scientific community, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the classroom and through mentorship, and provide service to the campus and their profession. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. The full job posting can be seen here. 

Postdoctoral Positions

The laboratory of Professor Lindsay Hinck has a postdoctoral position available to study mammary gland biology with a focus on stem and progenitor cell renewal, expansion and differentiation. To apply, please contact Dr. Hinck at lhinck@ucsc.edu

The laboratory of Professor Camilla Forsberg has a postdoctoral position available in hematopoietic stem cell biology. Please contact Dr. Forsberg at cforsber@ucsc.edu to apply. The full job posting can be seen here.

The laboratory of Professor Daniel Kim has a postdoctoral position available stem cell genomics. Please contact Dr. Kim at daniel.kim@ucsc.edu to apply. 

The laboratory of Professor David Feldheim has a postdoctoral position available in developmental neuroscience. The full job posting can be seen here.

Research Specialist Positions

Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology: Junior Specialist – Assistant Specialist

The University of California invites applications for a position in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (https://mcd.ucsc.edu/) under the direction of Professor David Feldheim. The selected candidate will participate in developmental neuroscience research with a central role in the lab’s goal of understanding the mechanisms of visual system development in mammals. Duties will include using molecular and histological techniques to analyze the visual system in transgenic mice. With mentorship, the selected candidate will be expected to generate hypotheses, design experiments, and interpret data to present at group meetings and journal clubs. The position will require the incumbent to perform tasks in an organized manner, work accurately, meet deadlines, and employ excellent problem-solving skills.

Applicants with any of the following preferred qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: A degree in neuroscience; experience working with eukaryotic molecular genetic techniques including PCR and DNA preparation; experience with histological techniques such as sectioning and cell immunostaining; and a strong computational background. The full job posting can be seen here.