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Bioinstrumentation and BioMEMS Laboratory

Research Highlight:


Metabolite Content Profiling of Bottlenose Dolphin Exhaled Breath. Analytical Chemistry 86(21): 10616-10624.

Open Positions

Applicants should email a pdf copy of their CV, a cover letter, with the names and contact information for three professional references to Prof. Cristina Davis ( ). Please only send your materials to this gmail account, where we are accumulating CVs for review. Do not send CC your material to the UC Davis email address.

Applications reviewed immediately, interviews begin 01 JUN 2021. Due to the large number of requests, it is not possible to reply to all inquiries.

*NEW* Open Position - Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on Chemometrics Data Analysis

Our research group has active projects that generate large data sets which need advanced analytics approaches to interpret. As a chemometrician, you will participate in multidisciplinary teams in which you will be the statistical expert across the different disciplines. There will be opportunities to work on multiple projects across the biomedical and agriculture communities.

Candidates must have previously published in the area of chemometrics and/or statistical analysis of large data sets. This is a multi-year funded position, contingent upon strong performance in the first year of employment.

Objectives of the project will include:

    • Chemometrics analysis of mass spectrometry, ion mobility spectrometry and related data sets.
    • Provide feedback to experimental parterns to fine tune protocols, methods and data collection.
    • Participate in data analysis of mobile chemical detection applications using novel sensors.

Job Requirements:

    • Ph.D. in Chemometrics, Statistics, or highly related discipline(s)
    • Hands-on experience in setting up and applying statistical tools for metabolomics analysis including data preprocessing
    • Hands-on experience with PLSDA, PLS, PCA algorithms
    • Hands-on experience programming in MATLAB
    • Hands-on experience in process development with the use of Design of Experiment (DOE)
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Skill, knowledge, and ability to prepare written manuscripts on experimental and theoretical data analysis and experimental methods
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to discuss, plan, and present results to a multi-disciplinary laboratory group, and to interact with personnel from different academic disciplines
    • Strong leadership skills to guide research of graduate and undergraduate student lab members

The following are also recommended:

    • Possess a solid training in analytical chemistry, particularly in LC/MS and GC/MS
    • Experience analyzing unique novel data sets using established methods, or willingness to learn
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively
    • Skill and ability to effectively teach general health and safety procedures to laboratory personnel
    • Ability to effectively adapt to organizational change and contribute towards general laboratory research goals

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