Post Doctoral Scholar - Biochemistry & NMR of a Circadian Clock
April 3, 2018
Higher Education Institution
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
Dr. Andy LiWang’s lab at the University of California at Merced is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to investigate the timing mechanism of a biological clock, using biochemistry and spectroscopy experiments. This project is supported by the NIH through 2022. The research involves reconstituting circadian clock reactions in vitro and using biophysical techniques to measure different aspects of the oscillating reactions.
The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related field. Successful candidates will have significant experience in protein expression, purification, and biochemistry. The successful candidate will have at least 1-2 first author peer-reviewed research papers. Expertise in NMR spectroscopy, fluorescence, DSC, and/or ITC will be a plus.
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. Review of applications will begin 4/20/2018; position is open until filled with a final closing date of 7/31/2018.
Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address , phone number and e- mail address submitted through AP Recruit during the application process.
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.