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The Kim Lab Postdoctoral Scholars

University of California Davis

Job Description

Position overview
Position title: The Kim Lab Postdoctoral Scholars
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posted UCSC salary scales set the minimum pay based on the individual’s Experience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See the salary scale titled, Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee /Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow / Postdoctoral Scholar-Paid Direct -Fiscal Year. A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,000 - $71,952.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of the initial appointment.
Position duration: Maximum Duration of Service in a Postdoctoral Title: Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time and the initial appointment is for a minimum of two years, with the possibility of reappointment. The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution.

Application Window

Open date: July 28, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Sep 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Department (https://mcd.ucsc.edu/ ) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for postdoctoral scholars who will work under the direction of Assistant Professor Euiseok Kim. The Kim Lab is excited to announce the availability of several NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellowships, funded by the BRAIN Initiative and other R01s. We are seeking dynamic and motivated individuals to join our innovative and stimulating research group. Our lab aims to uncover the fundamental principles of neural connectivity formation and its impact on animal perception and behavior. We take a multidisciplinary approach by combining cutting-edge technologies such as engineering novel neural circuit tracing systems, utilizing next-generation trans-synaptic viral tracers, mouse genetics, single-cell genome-wide sequencing, and in vivo imaging.

We offer exceptional research opportunities to take your scientific career to the next level, as well as strong academic interactions and collaborations across UCSC's top-tier neuroscience and molecular biology labs, and beyond. To learn more, visit our website at http://www.ejkimlab.com/ .

UCSC is a prestigious institution within the UC system, with a world-renowned Genomics Institute and exceptional neuroscience and molecular biology labs. Our location in the small town of Santa Cruz, nestled among the majestic redwood trees and just a short drive from San Jose/Silicon Valley or San Francisco Bay, offers a picturesque and stimulating environment for scientific exploration. UCSC offers exceptional career development programs for postdoctoral fellows, including the NIH IRACDA or T32 postdoctoral fellowship program and CIRM training program (https://graddiv.ucsc.edu/postdocs/training-mentoring.html ).

We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including (neuro)developmental biology with genomics experience, molecular biology, virus engineering, electrophysiology and imaging, mouse surgery and handling related to neural circuit tracing and manipulations, and molecular and cellular neuroscience.

All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs and should be forwarded to Euiseok Kim at ekim62@ucsc.edu .

Please refer to Position JPF01581 in all correspondence.


  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required).
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include three professional references along with their contact information. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration (required).

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by September 1, 2023. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

The Kim Lab: http://www.ejkimlab.com/

The Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Department: https://mcd.ucsc.edu/

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in neuroscience, molecular, cell and developmental biology, or a related field.

Help contact: ekim62@ucsc.edu

Campus Information

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

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 (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify ). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html ).

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

VISIT UC Santa Cruz: https://www.ucsc.edu

Job location
Santa Cruz, Ca

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