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Post- Doctoral Scholar - Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 18th, 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.

Description

The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for leading research projects involving the development and application of multi-temperature and temperature-jump X-ray scattering experiments. The postdoctoral scholar will develop novel instrumentation and experimental strategies (data collection, data analysis, etc) that utilize temperature perturbation as a tool for studying protein structure and dynamics with static and time-resolved X-ray crystallography, and apply them to studies of enzyme function. Projects involving the development and application of new methods will require that the Postdoctoral Scholar collaborate extensively with researchers at national lab facilities and other academic institutions.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of 3 references with names and contact information, 4) a Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement.

Review of applications will begin on 11/15/2020; this search will be open until the position is filled with a final closing date of 9/30/2021.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. This is a full-time, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based on availability of funding, ongoing operational needs and satisfactory performance.

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 (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), 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 (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

For more information, please contact Professor Michael Thompson at mthompson30@ucmerced.edu.

Job location

Merced, California

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)