Assistant Professor in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Sacramento region
August 02 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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DAVIS -- The College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the biological sciences or related fields.

The Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics ( in conjunction with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center ( seeks a colleague with research interests in cancer biology. We aim to strengthen and expand the departmental research portfolio as part of a long-term development strategy. We welcome a broad spectrum of applications from individuals using experimental and/or computational ‘-omics’ approaches on questions of direct cancer-relevance using any vertebrate system.

Candidates must have an excellent record of research achievement and will be expected to develop a strong research program investigating fundamental questions in cancer biology. We seek an interactive colleague who is committed to participating in the departmental and university community through teaching, research, service and mentoring. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in undergraduate and graduate programs, and should be committed to mentoring and fostering diversity.

Applicants should submit materials online at, which contains additional information about the position. These materials must include: curriculum vitae, description of current (up to 2 pages) and proposed research (up to 3 pages), teaching statement (up to 1 page), Contributions to Diversity Statement, and up to three publications. Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website. For full consideration, all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by October 1, 2017.

This position will be open until filled through June 30, 2018. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.