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Description & Details
The Dennis Lab at UC Davis is hiring a senior research fellow to lead projects focused on characterizing genes implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability). 

The Dennis Lab:
By employing DNA sequencing methods with classic molecular and cellular biology techniques, the Dennis lab explores questions pertaining to disease genetics, human genomics & evolution, as well as gene expression & function. Our main focus is to identify previously unexplored genes and variants contributing to human-specific neurological traits and diseases. Projects in the lab range from using novel sequencing strategies to assay difficult genomic regions to generating mutant zebrafish to study the function of genes and mutations identified in patients with autism.

The PI and lab is highly committed to strong mentorship and promotion of diversity in science. More details on the group can be found at the lab webpage (

The position:
We seek an enthusiastic senior trainee (minimum requirement of M.S. or Ph.D.) with a background in zebrafish genetics/development to lead projects focused on characterizing knockout mutants of genes implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders. The lab currently has several mutant zebrafish lines generated in house using CRISPR gene editing. The candidate will perform immunohistochemistry, behavioral tracking, transcriptional profiling via RNA-seq, and general molecular biology techniques to characterize phenotypes associated with mutations. Additional duties include general administration and training of undergraduates. The lab is highly multidisciplinary and seek candidates open to learning from and teaching fellow colleagues. 

How to Apply/Contact:
Interested candidates should email Megan Dennis ( Applicants should include a cover letter of their research experience and interest in the position, along with a CV. References should be available upon request. Informal inquiries and questions should be addressed to Megan.

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