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Junior Specialist in Biochemical Studies of Protein Function

Recruitment Period

Open August 29th, 2019 through Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The laboratory of Dr. Eva de Alba at UC Merced, is looking for a full-time self-motivated and qualified Junior Specialist for the analysis of protein function and protein interactions. The candidate is expected to use her/his professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to our lab. The successful candidate will perform protein expression and purification, protein biochemical assays to test protein function and protein-ligand interactions using several spectroscopic techniques, in particularly UV-Vis absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Qualifications: Applicants must have obtained a B.S. in Biology or Chemistry and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge on protein structure, purification and function is also required.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) curriculum vitae, and 2) a list of two references with contact information including phone number and e-mail address; this will be submitted through the Recruit system.
Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. Review of applications will begin immediately with a final closing date of September 30, 2019.

Please, contact Dr. Eva de Alba at for additional information.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Merced, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)