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Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Genomic Epidemiology

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum annual salary rate of $62,000 is made based on the individual’s Experience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See current salary scale for Postdoctoral Titles at

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: Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time; the initial appointment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Reappointment will be contingent upon positive performance review and availability of funding. The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution. Under limited circumstances, an exception to this limit may be considered, not to exceed a sixth year.

Application Window: Open April 13th, 2021 through Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Genomics Institute at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the Postdoctoral Scholar in Genomic Epidemiology who will work under the direction of Drs. David Haussler and Russell Corbett-Detig. The postdoctoral scholar will have a background and demonstrated excellence in genomic epidemiology or related fields. The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate on a large-scale California-wide SARS-CoV genomic epidemiology public health initiative. Key responsibilities will be to develop approaches for rapid computational analysis of viral genomic datasets to extract public health immediately actionable data and write up the research results with the goal of publication. This postdoctoral scholar will work as a part of a large multidisciplinary team to support diverse efforts to leverage genomic sequence data to make epidemiological inferences.

Applicants with expertise in the computational aspects of viral genomic data, phylogenetics, and epidemiology, are particularly valued and are strongly encouraged to apply.


Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, Biology, Computer Science, Genetics, Engineering, Virology, or related field. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of the initial appointment.


All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs and should be forwarded to by May 15, 2021. Please refer to Position title, Postdoctoral Scholar in Genomic Epidemiology in all correspondence.

Required Documents/Materials

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
  • Curriculum vitae.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application) See position description listed above.

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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 The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see

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If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at (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 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


Job location: Santa Cruz, California

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