Professor Julin Maloof of The Department of Plant Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a Junior Specialists position in Bioinformatics

Position Description:

This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in plant breeding and plant genomics. General responsibilities include: Analysis of high throughput RNA and DNA sequencing data; de novo assembly of genomes from sequence data; analysis of differential expression; genome wide association studies (GWAS); system administration and maintenance; helping other researchers with computational problems; excellent record keeping; ability to learn new analysis methods; writing of research manuscripts. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

Basic Qualifications:

Perferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of version control systems. Record keeping using markdown or equivalent. Experience analyzing short read sequencing data. Interest and knowledge of plant biology and plant genomes.

Salary Range:

Step I - $37,548 [100% annual] or Step II - $40,044 [100% annual]), commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Positionn Available:


Term of Appointment:

One year with possibility for extension for a second year. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

To Apply:

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit a cover letter (1 page maximum), a description of bioinformatics experience (1 page maximum), CV, transcript. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide contact information for 2 references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.


Please direct questions to Julin Maloof.

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