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Postdoctoral Position in Developmental and Evolutionary Genomics, UC Davis

Posted by , on 25 March 2015

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of California – Davis to study the molecular mechanisms, phylogenetic patterns, and functional consequences of transcriptome evolution in Drosophila. The project is based on the integration of RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, transgenic manipulation of gene expression and DNA-protein binding, and quantitative phylogenetic analysis to understand the roles of gene cooption, gene duplication, and de novo gene origin in the evolution of tissue-specific regulatory circuits. This work involves a collaboration between the labs of Artyom Kopp (developmental genetics and evo-devo), David Begun (evolutionary and population genomics), and Brian Moore (phylogenetic and comparative analysis). Additional aspects of this project may range from cell type specification to the evolution of enhancer sequences. Postdocs will be encouraged to develop independent research reflecting their own interests, within the broad field of developmental and evolutionary genomics.


Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in experimental molecular genetics and genomics, with an emphasis on RNA-seq and ChIP-seq analysis, genome annotation, and comparative genomics. Some experience in developmental biology and transgenic methods is also desirable. Initial appointment is for one year, extendable by mutual agreement. Our labs and the entire department provide a very supportive atmosphere. The broader research environment at UC – Davis offers postdoctoral fellows chances for collaboration with leading experts in fields ranging from cell and developmental biology to evolutionary genomics and phylogenetics. Northern California, where Davis is located, provides outstanding recreational opportunities. Interested applicants should contact Artyom Kopp ( with a CV, a brief statement of research interests and experience, and the names of three references.

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