LML Members

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Current LML Members

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Michele La Merrill earned her BA in Biology at Reed College in Portland Oregon, where she completed her thesis on the campus carbon budget with Dr. David Dalton.  She earned her PhD in Toxicology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill through the mentorship of Drs. David Threadgill and Linda Birnbaum on the interaction of prenatal dioxin exposure and high fat diet on mammary cancer and metabolic syndrome risk. Dr. La Merrill earned her MPH in epidemiology during her postdoctoral fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. There she conducted research on the influence of perinatal exposures and epigenetics on metabolic abnormalities in humans and rodents through mentorship by Drs. Philip Landrigan and David Savitz in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Dr. Christoph Buettner in the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute. She began research as an assistant professor in Environmental Toxicology at UC Davis in January 2013. She is a member of the Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Group, the Integrative Genetics and Genomics Graduate Group, Epidemiology Graduate Group, the UC Davis Genome Center and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is also an adjunct professor in the Division of Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Michele enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking and cycling.
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Phum Tachachartvanich joined the lab in August 2018 as a postdoctoral fellow. Under the supervision of Dr. Martyn Smith, he earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley in August 2018. His research interests lie mainly in molecular epidemiology, experimental toxicology, carcinogenesis, and endocrinology. He earned his BSc in Biology/Zoology at Chulalonhkorn University and a MSc in Environmental Toxicology at Chulaborn Graduate Institute in Thailand. In the LML, he will focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms and defining molecular markers of disease resulting from environmental contaminant exposures such as pesticides, flame retardants, and hydraulic fracturing chemicals. When he is not in the lab, Phum enjoys watching movies, traveling, bike riding and cooking traditional Thai dishes. 

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Annalise N. vonderEmbse joined the labs of Dr. Michele La Merrill and Dr. Pam Lein in the Fall of 2017 as a postdoctoral fellow to study the role of the sympathetic nervous system in the context of perinatal pesticide exposure and type II diabetes. Under the mentorship of Dr. Jamie DeWitt she earned her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2017 and MS in Biomedical Sciences in 2014 from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, during which she investigated postnatal lead exposure and microglial dysfunction in the developmental origins of Alzheimer's disease. In 2012, she earned her BS in Biology from  Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, where she gained research experience in neuropsychology and physics. When not in the lab, Anna enjoys playing with her two dogs, going to planetariums, painting, dancing, and listening to awesome music.

 

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Juliann Jugan graduated from Saint Mary's College of California in the Spring of 2018 with a B.S in Biology. During her undergraduate studies she worked with animal physiologist, Dr. David Chambers, investigating endo- and ecto-parasites associated with elevated hormone levels in Coast Range fence lizards. She also assisted in in vivo research in tardigrades with the goal of understanding the effects of community dynamics on tardigrade osmobiosis. Her interest in endocrinology led her to pursue a graduate degree and she is now a PhD student in the Pharmacology Toxicology graduate group. Juli joined the La Merrill Lab in April 2019 where she is currently studying the epigenetic mechanisms behind DDT-impaired insulin sensitivity. In her free time, Juil enjoys cooking, running, cycling, and taking day-trips with friends.

 XylinaLMLTahoePic.jpg Xylina Rusit graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a minor in Anthropology in Spring of 2019. Her undergraduate research experience included analyzing the morphometrics of museum specimens in a biodiversity of fishes lab program under Dr. Peter Wainwright (Dept. of Evolution and Ecology) and monitoring Lettuce Downy Mildew Disease’s causal pathogenic oomycete, Bremia lactucae, in Dr. Richard Michelmore’s lab (Genome Center). Xylina also had some teaching experience as a Learning Assistant for the introductory biology course, BIS2A. She began working in the La Merrill Lab in December 2019, where she assists in studying the effects of exposure to toxic environmental chemicals and the mechanisms through which they contribute to metabolically related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and breast cancer. Outside of lab, Xylina enjoys motorcycling with her parents, annoying her dog, Toby and cat, Alley, binging Star Trek, playing video games, and not going to the gym, despite having been a dedicated competitive figure skater for over 13 years.

 

LML Alumni

 

JasonTong.jpg Jason Tong graduated from UC Davis in the fall of 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science and Management. He gained his passion for research during his undergraduate study, where he interned for Dr. Peter Havel. With Jason's knowledge in animal physiology, he was able to assist the Havel lab with in vivo research projects, investigating the regulation of hormones and biochemical pathways in relation to diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. In October of 2017, Jason began his work in the La Merrill lab, studying the effects of parabens on carcinogenesis and metabolic activity in vivo. He also helped with projects on DDT, DDE, and triphenyl phosphate. In September of 2020, Jason began working for ATRECA, a biopharmaceutical company. During his free time, Jason enjoys running and cycling, as well as playing baseball, football and basketball. He also is a proud fan of the San Francisco Giants. In
croppedbiopic.jpg Evelyn Pena graduated from UC Davis in the spring of 2019 with a B.S in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. While working as an undergraduate assistant in Dr. Kermit Carraway’s biochemistry lab, she gained a passion for breast cancer research and cancer biology. Evelyn began working in the La Merrill Lab in the fall of 2018, and through the summer of 2020 applied her biochemistry and cell-culture background to research projects that investigate the molecular effects that arise due to chemical exposure in relation to diabetes and obesity. Outside of the lab, she enjoys spending time with her two young siblings, visiting her family in the Bay Area, watching space documentaries and eating authentic Mexican food.
KyleJackson.png Kyle B. Jackson was a Ph.D. student in the Integrative Genetics and Genomics group and has been with the La Merrill lab since the spring of 2017.  He investigates the epigenetic mechanisms of DDT-impaired thermogenesis. He received a B.S. in Molecular Biology from UC San Diego in 2016, working primarily in Dr. Nicholas Spitzer’s lab studying neurotransmitter identity switching in mice.  He was also awarded the Regents Scholarship.  Kyle got his start in laboratory work as part of the UCSD Phage Genomics Research Initiative, where he identified a novel bacteriophage, and at Oregon State University in Dr. Luiz Bermudez’s mycobacteria lab.  With intentions of pursuing a career at an industrial genetics research company, Kyle will focus on illuminating genes involved in the molecular pathway causing impaired thermogenesis in mice exposed to DDT.  In his spare time, Kyle is often seen performing in local theaters, or composing original musicals, having studied piano since the age of 5.  Although he has enjoyed being on the school wrestling team and briefly living in El Salvador, Kyle also moonlights as a tap-dancer, video game coder, backpacker, and film critic.
SEElmore Photo.jpeg Sarah Elmore joined the La Merrill lab as a post-doctoral fellow in August 2016. She earned her B.S. in Biomedical Science in 2010 and PhD in Toxicology in 2016 from Texas A&M University. During her undergraduate studies, Sarah was introduced to toxicology when she worked as an undergraduate researcher in the lab of Dr. Timothy Phillips. Sarah later joined the Phillips’ lab a doctoral student in 2011. Her research focused on the analysis of mycotoxin biomarkers of exposure and mycotoxin mitigation in humans. In the La Merrill lab, Sarah will build on her background in translational science and molecular epidemiology with mechanistic studies to investigate the role of POPs on “metabolic syndrome.” Sarah enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, and is an avid national park passport stamp collector. She left the La Merrill lab in October 2018 to become an Associate Toxicologist with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment of the CalEPA.
Shally_.jpeg Xiaoqin "Shally" Xu began contribute her extensive expertise to research in the La Merrill lab in 2015. Before Shally joined professor Michele La Merrill’s lab, she had worked in Professor Fred Chedin’s lab, in the Molecular and Cellular Biology department, UC Davis from 2010-2015. She also worked in professor Peggy Farnham’s lab, at the Genome Center, UC Davis from 2004-2010; professor Joan Burnside’s lab at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware from 2000-2004; professor Harold Bernstein’s lab at the Cardiovascular Institute, UCSF from 1997-2000; and professor Guillermo Romero’s lab in the Pharmacology department, University of Pittsburgh. Over the course of more than 20 years of her research experience, she has managed multiple research projects and become skilled in a wide array of cellular biology, molecular biology and protein biochemistry procedures. In her position as a Staff Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Peggy Farnham, She was the lead researcher on the NHGRI Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) and the NIH Roadmap UC Reference Epigenome Mapping Center (REMC) projects.  Moreover, she has been actively involved in research projects aimed at characterizing various aspects of eukaryotic transcriptional regulation on a global scale, using expression microarrays, ChIP-chip, and ChIP-seq high throughput technologies. On top of that, while she was working in Dr. Fred Chedin's lab, she was involved the number of projects using ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, Whole Genome Bisulfite-Seq (WGBS-Seq) and Reduced Representative Bisulfite-Seq (RRBS-Seq) high throughput technologies.
People_EliseHickman.jpg Elise Hickman was an UCD undergraduate who majored in environmental toxicology, a degree program she selected because it integrates chemistry, biology, and health. She joined the La Merrill lab in January 2016 as an intern, studying the estrogen receptor in the context of carcinogenesis. In the summer of 2016, she participated in the University of Washington Environmental Health Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. There, she researched the relationship between developmental diesel exhaust exposure and autism under the mentorship of Lucio G. Costa and other members of his lab. She conducted her honors thesis research in the La Merrill lab on the effects of persistent organic pollutants on respiration and substrate utilization. She was involved with the UC Davis Club Cycling race team as a team member and an officer and also worked as a calculus tutor for the UC Davis Student Academic Success Center. With her free time, Elise enjoys cycling and running as well as kayaking, hiking, and traveling. Elise pursued a PhD in toxicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill following her graduation in June 2017.
profile2.jpg German Cano-Sancho joined the La Merrill lab at the beginning of 2015 as a post-doctoral fellow. He conducted research on in vitro models of obesogens and hazard identification. When he was not working in the La Merrill lab, probably, you could find him climbing some cliff around Tahoe or Yosemite. He earned his diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and BS in Food Science and Technology at University Rovira I Virgili (Spain) and University of Lleida (Spain), respectively. At the latter he earned a master’s degree in research in Agricultural and Food Systems and his PhD focused on Risk Assessment of Mycotoxins. During his PhD he was also trained on cell-culture models in the Dr. Oswald and Dr. Fernandez-Cruz's labs (France), as well as in stochastic modelling by Dr. Gauchi (France). After graduation he was recruited by Dr. Domingo’s lab as a postdoctoral researcher to lead projects in different disciplines of risk assessment such as bioavailability, risk ranking or risk characterization of classical contaminants like toxic metals and dioxins, as well as emerging contaminants such as MUSK fragrances. He left the La Merrill lab in October 2016 to join the Laboratory of Food Contaminants and Residue Analysis at the L'Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire in Nantes France.

 

Anna_WebsitePhoto.jpeg Anna Smith joined the La Merrill lab in January 2016 as an intern, examining the role of the HER2 receptor in mammary cancer.  She also worked with German Cano-Sancho on a published study assessing the obesogenic effects of the flame retardant triphenyl phosphate in vitro. During her last two years as an undergraduate, she worked as a student assistant at the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and aided with legislative affairs and the research and development of updates to the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool (CalEnviroScreen).  She graduated in June 2016 with her B.S. in Environmental Toxicology, with an emphasis in Public Health and a minor in Communication.  She will pursue her Master of Public Health degree in Environmental Health Sciences beginning Autumn 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cycling, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
Tansy.jpg Tansy Gu was an undergraduate who was able to combine her interested in chemistry, biochemistry, and health by majoring in Environmental Toxicology with an emphasis in Pharmacology. Previously she has interned in Sutter Hospital and in Rite Aid pharmacy. started working in the La Merrill lab in May 2014 and completed her honors thesis in March 2016. In the lab, she mainly worked on uptake of glucose analogs in cell culture to screen chemicals. She was also very active in the Pre-Pharmacy club on campus. Tansy began working on Undiagnosed Disease at the National Institute of Health soon after she graduated from UC Davis. Subsequently, Tansy pursued a PhD in toxicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When she has time, Tansy enjoys martial arts, goes to concerts, and she is always open to trying out new activities.
Lab.jpg Eduardo Gonzalez conducted his honors thesis research in the La Merrill lab. He also worked with Adrian Green on their publication assessing the obesogenic effects of the flame retardant triphenyl phosphate. He graduated in 2016 with a major in Environmental Science & Management and an emphasis in Environmental Toxicology. His 2014 UCD Summer Abroad program in Ecuador also inspired him to minor in Global and International Studies. He is an active member of the UC Davis ETOX Club and was drawn to the field by his interest in carcinogens and developmental toxicology. After graduation he hopes to follow his passion for public health and pursue a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. At the end of his summers he enjoys working on campus as a mock trial coach for incoming freshman as a part of the STEP program (Special Transitional Enrichment Program). Eduardo joined the La Merrill Lab in the fall of 2014 and worked with Adrian Green on his TPhP study before his honors thesis research on molecular event in chemical carcinogenesis, completed March 2016.  He is now a PhD student in collaborator Pamela Lein's lab of the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group here at UCD. His hobbies include hip-hop and Latin dancing, playing sports, Super Smash Bros., and anything outdoors.
TomokoIshikawa.jpg Tomoko Ishikawa joined the La Merrill lab in July 2013 to pursue a master’s degree in pharmacology and toxicology. Her thesis focused on understanding links between chemicals in the environment and obesity, diabetes, and breast cancer and was completed in the summer of 2015. She received her BS in pharmaceutical sciences from Kyoritsu University of Pharmacy (now part of Keio University) in Tokyo, Japan. Before returning to school, she worked as a pharmacist at a number of institutions in Japan including: Ishimaru hospital (now known as Kumagaya Diabetes center), Kumagaya Pharmaceutical Association Pharmacy, and The Kumagaya Weekend and Holiday Emergency Clinic. Tomoko has been working as a laboratory technician at Michigan State University. When she is not in the lab or studying, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
Photo_Dec_31_11_18_01_AM_1.jpg Adrian Green earned his diploma in Computer Science at CTI, South Africa and worked as a programmer and web developer for Solarsys, a software development company based in London, England. Adrian returned to school to earn a BS in microbiology from California State University, Chico, where he did his undergraduate thesis research in the lab of Dr. Gordon Wolfe. After graduation Adrian worked as a bioanalytical extraction chemist for Intertek Pharmaceutical Services in Sacramento, CA before deciding to join the Pharmacology and Toxicology graduate group at UC Davis. He completed his Master's thesis on the developmental effects of a flame retardant on obesity and type 2 diabetes in the summer of 2015. After he left the La Merrill lab, he began pursuing his PhD at North Carolina State University. In his spare time Adrian and his wife love to watch movies, cook, eat sushi, and travel.
Christines_Picture.png Christine Tran Hoang joined the La Merrill lab in January 2014 as third year animal science major, specializing in lab animals. She assisted Tomoko Ishikawa with husbandry and laboratory research. She holds a special fondness for UCD Veterinary Teaching Hospital, especially after spending five weeks shadowing veterinary students during the 2013 Summer Enrichment Program. In between classes, she works part time in the UCD Teaching Hospital as well as the Meyer Hall Rodent Facility. On the weekends, you'd find Christine paddling on a dragonboat with her team Davis Racing Dragons, or sipping on a boba milk tea while watching the newest episode of Criminal Minds or Grimm. She began attending veterinary school in the Autumn of 2016.
People_Sunjay.png Sunjay Sethi completed his Honors thesis in the La Merrill laboratory for his B.S. in Environmental Toxicology. This work led to a publication. He previously attended Diablo Valley College. To hone his interests in Toxicology he started working with Dr. Nilesh Gaikwad looking into different metabolites that can be formed from the metabolism of estrogen in the body. He also worked under Dr. Martin Burger to look at the way different nutrients available affect crop growth and the crop’s nutritional value.  During his summer before joining the LML he interned with Chevron’s Environmental Management Company and this along with his previous research experiences made him realize he wanted to focus on human health relating to toxicants we encounter everyday in our environment such as pesticides. He pursued a PhD in Toxicology here at UCD. Sunjay is also a huge Beyonce fan but has yet to have the privilege to see her perform live. He has been to India four times to visit family, loves coffee (the elixir of life), and enjoys exploring the outdoors.
CiaraMain.jpg Ciara Main attended UCD as an animal science major seeking to enter a dual graduate veterinarian program after her undergraduate career. Her interests lie in endocrinology and reproductive controls in elephants, as well as mating and hierarchical behavior in hyenas. She began her research journey through the Center of Biophotonics program on campus. Their partnership allowed her to take an undergraduate research position in the La Merrill Lab where she was a McNair Scholar. She gives time to the Get On The Bus non-profit, where they unite children with their mothers and fathers who are incarcerated. Also she enjoys taking and developing her own film photography and volunteers at the UCD Craft Center once a week. Fun facts; Ciara has two dogs and a bird, she survived 10 days in the Amazon, and has an extreme obsession for Idris Elba.
   

 

Prospective LML Trainees

We are a team of individuals tenaciously striving for research excellence. The La Merrill lab is an environment for trainees to learn critical approaches to endocrine disease research and to develop their potential as outstanding scientists. If you are interested in being part of the La Merrill lab, please contact Dr. La Merrill.

Junior Specialist position in chemical induced breast cancer metastasis.

POSITION BACKGROUND

The La Merrill Research Group within the Department of Environmental Toxicology (ETOX) at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a pool qualified Junior Specialists to join research efforts related to the ongoing projects to investigate synthetic chemicals that may increase risk of breast cancer metastasis. Davis is an affordable small city in Northern California located between the mountains and the coast that was recently featured in the NY Times for providing free covid testing through our Genome Center, masks and quarantine housing for the whole community.

Under general supervision, the new hire will perform cell culture and characterize cellular function using microscopy, molecular immunology and genetics, and work with the Lab Principal Investigator Dr. Michele La Merrill and members of the research group to coordinate project goals and tasks. The primary work locations will be Meyer Hall in Davis with regular work also occurring at Research I in Sacramento.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of Dr. La Merrill, the Junior Specialist will perform the following duties.

      I.         Research (90%)

  • Assist the PI in study design, collection and interpretation of data.
  • Utilize cell and molecular biology techniques such as cell culture and PCR.
  • Perform basic histological procedures including immunostaining for proteins related to cancer and various histopathology-based image analysis.
  • Perform research-related data-entry and statistical analysis.
  • Assist in the development of new techniques and technologies as guided by members of the research group.
  • Communicate with PI regarding project progress via meetings.
  • Contribute to the writing and review of scholarly manuscripts, and assist in drafting research protocols, proposals, and manuscripts.
  • Participate in teaching research protocols and the experimental method to undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory.
  • Help or aid other lab members in the performance of their work.
  • Responsible for keeping track of and ordering laboratory supplies, and for maintaining a clean and orderly working environment in the laboratory.

 

    II.         Professional Competence (5%)

  • The Junior Specialist will have opportunities to develop presentation abilities in laboratory meetings and the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine departmental meeting and other on-campus events.
  • The Junior Specialist will be encouraged to read appropriate literature and discuss during laboratory meetings.
  • The Junior Specialist will be encouraged to independently process data, including quantitative image analysis, and present findings to both the lab in weekly meetings as well as to practicing pathologists.
  • The Junior Specialist will be encouraged to have membership with appropriate societies and participate in appropriate meetings and groups on-campus.
  • The Junior Specialist will serve as a key coordinator in large scale collaboration among the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Environmental Toxicology at UC Davis, UC Berkeley and the California Environmental Protection Agency.

 

  III.         University and Public Service (5%)

The Junior Specialist will provide mentorship of undergraduate students including summer interns, as well as rotating graduate students and new members of the group.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • A Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or a related field by the time of the appointment.

[Note: The junior specialist rank is an entry level position, accordingly it is inappropriate to hire applicants with advanced degrees in this field, or those with bachelor’s degrees and three years’ relevant work experience.] (See APM-UCD 330)

  • Previous demonstrated competence in lab techniques related to molecular immunology.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

 

The full description of this position is here.

TO APPLY: Please go to this link.

Applicants should submit cover letter indicating how you meet the basic qualifications, your most recent CV and contact information for 2-3 recent references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Complete your application by 05/21/2021 for full consideration.

 

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy click here.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available. UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

 

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed.

First screening of applicants will start 05/21/2021.

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

 

  • A Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or a related field by the time of the appointment.

[Note: The junior specialist rank is an entry level position, accordingly it is inappropriate to hire applicants with advanced degrees in this field, or those with bachelor’s degrees and three years’ relevant work experience.] (See APM-UCD 330)

  • Previous demonstrated competence in lab techniques related to molecular immunology.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

APPOINTMENT DETAILS

SALARY RANGE: Step 1, $44,500 plus benefits

 

Appointments will vary in length up to a 12-month appointment with the possibility of extension contingent upon funding and performance.

 

QUESTIONS

Please direct questions to Jessica Gonzalez (or Anna Lee) via email [metroap@ucdavis.edu] or to Michele La Merrill via email [mlamerrill@ucdavis.edu].

 

Postdoctoral position in molecular mechanisms of obesity and insulin resistance in humans.

Position description

A postdoctoral scholar position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Michele La Merrill in the Environmental Toxicology department at the University of California at Davis. The multi-disciplinary translational research project investigates the role of gene x environment interactions underlying the regulation of gene expression in biopsied human adipose tissue and primary human adipocytes. This area of our research is currently supported by NIH grants to mechanistically evaluate the causes and treatment of obesity and insulin resistance in humans.

 

The scholar will utilize cell and molecular biology techniques such as gene editing to complete this research. While collaborators are positioned to handle library preparations and the analysis of next generation sequencing integrated with the metabolome and exposome, opportunities for genomics research are also an option in this position. The position involves designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, preparing manuscripts, presenting research at conferences, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students with the PI, collaborators, and lab personnel.

 

The University of California, Davis is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. Davis is an affordable small city in Northern California located between the mountains and the coast that was recently featured in the NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/30/us/college-coronavirus-california.html) for providing free covid testing through our Genome Center, masks and quarantine housing for the whole community. The position is available for 1 year with full medical, dental and vision benefits, and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. There is a possibility for renewal depending on performance as funding is available to support this position over multiple years.

 

Candidate qualifications

A PhD in a biological science such as genetics, molecular or cell biology, toxicology or related disciplines is required. Highly motivated candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a PhD, or have less than four years of Postdoctoral experience.

 

Preferred qualifications

The ideal candidate will have research experience in cell and molecular biology including gene editing approaches. The candidate should have a record of creativity and scientific productivity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications including at least one first-author publication. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal and collaborative skills are also essential requirements for this position.

 

Application materials

Please apply by sending your 1) CV inclusive of publications, awards, and both laboratory and computer skills, 2) 3-5 references, and 3) a letter of intent discussing your research qualifications and motivations for this position to mlamerrill@ucdavis.edu or here. Applications will begin being reviewed on May 8, 2021. Informal inquiries are also encouraged, and additional project details are available upon request.