Postdoctoral Scholar / Comparative Animal Nutrition & Physiology Lab University of California at Davis, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Postdoctoral Scholar / Comparative Animal Nutrition & Physiology Lab

 

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - ANIMAL SCIENCE

 

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

 

Open date: August 15th, 2017
 
Next review date: March 31st, 2018

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
 
Final date: June 30th, 2018

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
 

DESCRIPTION

 

Comparative Animal Nutrition & Physiology Laboratory (http://animalnutr-ansci.faculty.ucdavis.edu/) at the Department of Animal Science, UC Davis is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher, 100% time for duration of 24 months with the possibility of extension depending on funding. 


This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on animal and human nutrition. Successful candidates will be highly involved in the research focus on: bio-active components on animal health (gut health and disease resistance) and/or brain development. In vitro cell culture assays and molecular biology techniques (qPCR, western blot, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, -omics, etc.) will be heavily applied in those types of research. Successful candidates will be also involved in animal trials, sample collection, lab analysis, data management and analysis, and preparing manuscripts under general supervision. General responsibilities also include: laboratory support (maintaining lab, organizing lab, and lab supply ordering), animal trial support (setting up facilities, feeding animals, and collecting samples), and sample analysis and data management. Otherwise, postdoc will be actively and significantly involved in reviewing journal articles, engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results, participating in appropriate professional societies or groups and other educational and research organizations, presenting research data in lab meeting or society annual conferences, and publishing 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. 


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 see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376.


Qualifications:


The successful postdoc will join a vibrant research community in nutrition, health, and sustainable agriculture at University of California Davis. 


Required qualifications:


• PhD degree in Animal Science or a related field with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in laboratory and/or animal nutrition related research. 


• Strong interest in applied and basic animal nutrition 


• Strong lab techniques: cell culture, molecular biology techniques (e.g. IHC, western blot, qPCR, -omics analysis)


• Strong knowledge and experience with biostatistics (using R).


• Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques related to Animal Nutrition research.


• Ability to organize supplies for laboratory and small animal study.


• Knowledge and skills working with Microsoft suite (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint) for information outreach, data management and summary.


• Demonstrated publication record.


Preferred qualifications:


• Experience in research related to gut physiology and immunology.

 

How To Apply: Open until filled, but all application materials must be received by August 31, 2017 to be assured full consideration. To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01786. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae and Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Applicants should provide the names and contact information of 3 references Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. For additional information about the position, please contact Yanhong Liu, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis at yahliu@ucdavis.edu.

 

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, or gender.

 

identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/Nondi scrimAffirmAct.

 

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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-veritv .

 

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

 

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

 

JOB LOCATION

Davis, CA

 

LEARN MORE

More information about this recruitment: http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/positions/index.html

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

DOCUMENTS

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested. (Optional)

 

REFERENCES

3 references required (contact information only)

 

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