Bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher

University of California, Davis
Job Location
Davis, CA
Salary is commensurate with experience

Benefits per University policy.

Job Description

A full-time position is available in the Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, supported by a National Science Foundation-funded project to sequence the genome of the large and complex grass Aegilops tauschii, the donor of the wheat D genome ( The researcher will have the opportunity to analyze large volume and diverse datasets to address specific biological questions and will be responsible for processing, analyzing, and archiving large-scale genomic data sets, assessing data quality, conducting analyses, interpreting findings, and communicating findings.


Processing and analyzing large-scale genomic data sets; assessing data quality; conducting analyses; interpreting findings; and communicating findings with other scientists in meaningful formats; Archiving data and findings in appropriate format(s), and recommending next steps; Contributing to the experimental design of de novo research; Maintaining excellent records for laboratory, programming, and analysis activities; and Assess and integrate existing and new tools and data sources within the bioinformatics pipeline.

Available immediately until filled. Salary is commensurate with experience; benefits are covered under university’s policy (


Requirements: PhD in bioinformatics, genetics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, or biostatistics; familiarity with standard bioinformatics tools and scripting languages and emerging and evolving software platforms relevant to bioinformatics and computational biology; ability to create new analytical pipelines; experience with handling large data sets; and ability to program in at least two of the following: C++, PERL, Python, R, Java.

How to Apply

Candidates should send as a single PDF file: 1) cover letter summarizing research interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information for three references to Dr. Ming-Cheng Luo and Dr. Patrick McGuire, ( &, respectively).

About Our Organization

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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