U. C. Davis Genomics Opportunities

Charles S. Gasser csgasser at ucdavis.edu
Mon Nov 8 20:18:16 EST 1999


UC Davis-Opportunities in genomics


The University of California, Davis, is establishing the UC Davis Genome
Center through a major campuswide initiative in genomics. The new center is
part of a broader campus commitment to build on existing strengths in the
life sciences and to establish an internationally recognized program in
genomics research. The center will:
   	- involve faculty scientists from the School of Medicine, School of
Veterinary Medicine, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,
Division of Biological Sciences, Division of Mathematics and Physical
Sciences, and College	of Engineering
   	- be co-located with programs in molecular medicine, pharmacology,
and biomedical engineering in a new 200,000-sq.-ft. building that includes
a modern mouse vivarium, small-animal imaging facility, and genomics
	research core facility
   	- provide research space and administrative support for 25 new
state-funded faculty positions in genomics (18) and in bioinformatics and
computational biology (7). Additional recruitments in these areas are
expected in departments throughout the campus.

Director, UC Davis Genome Center
UC Davis invites applications and nominations for the founding director of
the UC Davis Genome Center. The director will provide leadership in faculty
recruitment in the center as well as in development of academic research
and teaching programs in genomics across the entire campus. We seek a
director with a vigorous research program and sufficient breadth of
experience and interests to provide intellectual leadership for genomics
and bioinformatics programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture,
and fundamental life sciences. The director's research could be in any area
of genomics, but a focus in functional or comparative genomics is desired.
The director will be appointed at the professorial level in an appropriate
academic department in one of six schools, colleges, or divisions. The
position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, applicants
should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and
addresses of at least five references by January 15, 2000, to: Dr. Larry
Hjelmeland, Chair, UC Davis Genome Center Director Search Committee, c/o
Dean's Office, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California,
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616.

Associate Director for Bioinformatics, UC Davis Genome Center
UC Davis invites applications and nominations for the founding associate
director for bioinformatics, under the director of the UC Davis Genome
Center. He or she will provide leadership in the recruitment of
bioinformatics faculty members, development of a core bioinformatics
facility, and development of academic research and teaching programs in
bioinformatics across the entire campus. We seek an associate director with
a vigorous research program and sufficient breadth of experience and
interests to provide intellectual leadership in bioinformatics and
computational biology in a wide range of genomics. The associate director's
research could be in any area of bioinformatics or computational biology.
The associate director will be appointed at the professorial level in an
appropriate academic department in one of six schools, colleges, or
divisions. The position will remain open until filled. For full
consideration, applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum
vitae, and the names and addresses of at least five references by January
15, 2000, to: Dr. Dan Gusfield, Chair, Associate Director for
Bioinformatics Search Committee, c/o Dean's Office, College of Engineering,
University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616.

Chair, Medical Pharmacology and Toxicology
The UC Davis School of Medicine seeks a chair of medical pharmacology and
toxicology. The chair will provide prominent leadership in the development
and enhancement of educational and research programs. He or she will be
responsible for strengthening the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
with the addition of five new state-funded faculty positions and new
research space in close association with the UC Davis Genome Center and the
Division of Biomedical Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates
who investigate the genomic and molecular basis of therapeutics in cancer,
infectious diseases, or neurological disorders, emphasizing the mouse as a
model system. The successful candidate will be a recognized scientist at
the associate- or full-professor level, or equivalent, and must possess an
M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent. The position includes an FTE in the
School of Medicine and a negotiated resource package. The position will
remain open until filled. For full consideration, each applicant should
send a letter describing his or her administrative, teaching, and research
background; a curriculum vitae; and the names and addresses of five
references by January 15, 2000, to: Dr. Larry Hjelmeland, Chair, Search
Committee for Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology, c/o Dean's Office,
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences 1-C, University of California, One
Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616.


Faculty Positions in Plant Genomics
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis invites
applications for two faculty positions in plant genomics. The campus offers
faculty appointees an exceptional research environment and the opportunity
to teach highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students in one or
more interdepartmental majors and graduate programs. These professorial
positions are open at the assistant, associate, and full levels, and the
appointments will reside in an appropriate academic department to be
determined in consultation with the successful candidate. Professorial
positions have responsibilities for teaching, advising, and research (in
the Agricultural Experiment Station). Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an
appropriate field. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts
(if within five years of graduation), a statement of research and teaching
experience, and the names and addresses of three to five references to:
Chair, Plant Genomics Search Committee, c/o Dean's Office, College of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, One
Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. The positions will remain open until
filled, but to ensure consideration applications must be received by
December 1, 1999.

Comparative Genomics - California agriculture is characterized by a diverse
array of crops. The College seeks a plant geneticist with experience in
comparative genomics and the proven ability to utilize information and
biological resources from model species to make genetic inferences in crop
plants. Possible areas of interest include		genome evolution,
structural basis of allelic variation within species, or phenotypic
consequences of genome rearrangements.

Functional Genomics - The availability of vast amounts of genetic
information will have a significant impact in understanding fundamental
plant biochemistry and the improvement of both quality and agronomic traits
in crops. The research challenge will be to elucidate the function of
specific genes and the interactions of large numbers of	genes to confer
phenotype. The College seeks a plant geneticist with experience in
functional genomics and the proven ability to utilize genome sequence
information to specify and/or manipulate agriculturally important traits.
Possible areas of interest include plant/environment or plant/microbe
interactions in the rhizosphere, environmental stress responses, and
metabolism or reproductive biology, including seed and fruit development.

Further information about genomics at UC Davis is available at
http://genomics.ucdavis.edu

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer
(please respond to the addresses above, NOT to Charles Gasser, I am just
posting this to the newsgroup).


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Charles S. Gasser, Ph.D.
Professor
Section of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of California
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA  95616

csgasser at ucdavis.edu
http://www-mcb.ucdavis.edu/faculty-labs/gasser/gasser-lab.html
Tel. 530 752-1013
FAX 530 752-3085






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