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.
Two Junior Assistant Specialist positions are available in the research group of Professor Suzanne Sindi in the area of mathematical and computation modeling of protein aggregation, and fragmentation in the context of prion and protein misfolding diseases. The specialists will be studying, developing and analyzing differential equation models of prion aggregate dynamics under the influence of molecular chaperones and other intracellular constituents. Additionally, the specialists will be responsible for participating in weekly discussions with Professor Sindi and other members of the UC Merced Mathematical Biology group to share progress, prepare presentations and manuscripts based on their research.
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.
To apply, please submit a CV.
Review of applications will begin 6/4/2018 with a final closing date of 6/20/2018.
Candidates must possess at least a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics or related fields with at least 2 years of research experience in Applied Mathematics, ideally experience in mathematical biology, or related field.
Internal Number: JPF00635
About University of California, Merced
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.