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.
An Assistant Specialist position is available in the research group of Professor Shahar Sukenik in the area of Biophysical Chemistry. The specialist will work on protein expression and purification, which includes preparing, cloning, and sending for sequencing DNA plasmids, handling and transforming cell lines, protein purification using affinity chromatography columns and FPLC systems, and handling protein samples; ordering supplies and conducting general lab maintenance; and conducting experiments based on fluorimetry and CD spectroscopy. The specialist will also interact with and advise students with regard to experiments, processing, analyzing, and interpreting data and reporting findings to the PI. Other responsibilities include generating standard operating procedures, tracking and submitting billing and purchasing information, and monitoring and maintaining laboratory appearance.
Candidate must possess at least an MSc in biochemistry, chemical biology, or related field, and have good attention to detail.
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 and cover letter.
Review of applications will begin 9/15/2018 with a final closing date of 10/1/2018.
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.