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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 in 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 Biomolecular Engineering: Research Specialist, Stem Cell Genomics

The Department of Biomolecular Engineering invites applications for two Junior Specialist positions, under the direction of Professor Daniel Kim. The successful candidates will support and assist in research that uses genomic and single cell approaches to understand the functions of noncoding RNAs in stem cells and epigenetic reprogramming. Responsibilities will include culturing human pluripotent stem cells, sample preparation for next-generation sequencing, and data analysis. The candidates will also make scholarly contributions to the research program through the preparation of scientific manuscripts and/or meeting presentations. The candidates will be able to learn new techniques and implement protocols with attention to detail, have strong written and verbal communication skills, exercise good time management and problem-solving skills, and consistently work effectively in a team environment.

We are particularly interested in identifying candidates with extensive experience working with human pluripotent stem cells, next-generation sequencing, and noncoding RNAs. 

The full job posting can be seen here.