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Associate Specialist in Protein Biochemistry

Recruitment Period

Open January 23rd, 2020 through Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


2 NIH-funded positions for an Associate Specialist I are currently open in the lab of Andy LiWang to investigate the timing mechanism of the circadian clock of cyanobacteria. This position will involve site-directed mutagenesis, PCR, bacterial protein expression and purification, protein biochemistry, and NMR and fluorescence spectroscopies. Presenting research at conferences, writing and submitting manuscripts, and participation in journal club and group meetings are also essential components of the position. Last but not least, maintaining well documented lab notebooks, training students and postdocs, adhering to the highest ethical standards, and ensuring a safe and pristine working environment are also responsibilities of this position.

The minimum qualifications required for the Associate Specialist in Protein Biochemistry positions is having a PhD. or will receive a PhD. no later then June 2020, in biochemistry or a closely related field. The candidates should also have prior training in protein biochemistry and at least one first-author research articled published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of 3 references, and 4) 3 Letters of Recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on 2/6/2020; this search will be open until the position is filled with a final closing date of 2/23/2020.

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 (

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For more information, please contact Andy LiWang at

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required