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Junior Specialist in Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 1st, 2020

Next review date: Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


An opening for a Junior Specialist in Biochemistry and Structural Biology is available in the research laboratory of Assistant Professor Michael Thompson. The Junior Specialist will be responsible for performing and documenting routine laboratory procedures to support biochemical and X-ray crystallographic experiments. Day-to-day tasks will include preparation of reagents, buffers, and cell culture media, as well as cleaning and sterilization of labware. The Junior Specialist will assist senior researchers with experiments including, but not limited to, molecular cloning, protein expression, protein purification, and protein crystallization.

The minimum qualifications for this position includes having a BS/BA in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or a related field, or equivalent research experience. Previous laboratory experience is preferred but not required.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV.

This position will be open until filled, with an initial review of applicants to begin 11/15/2020.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Assistant Professor Michael Thompson at

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 (

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 (

Job location

Merced, California


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

  • Cover Letter