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 8,000 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 has also built the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
The Baykara Lab at UC Merced (http://baykaralab.ucmerced.edu), directed by Professor Mehmet Z. Baykara, is looking for a self-motivated, creative and highly qualified Assistant Specialist with experience in atomic force microscopy of biological samples. Specific topics of research will include high-speed atomic force microscopy of biomolecules and nanoscale characterization of fungal biofilm formation.
Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled; with a final closing date of April 3, 2019. Starting date is negotiable.
The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
The successful candidate must have obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or a related field or up to five years' relevant experience. Master's degree preferred. The candidate should demonstrate the knowledge of and have a track record of publications in the area of atomic force microscopy along with the experience necessary to perform atomic force microscopy experiments on biological systems. With guidance, the Assistant Specialist is expected to stay abreast of recent publications in the field, carry out research, implement and develop research ideas, and write research articles. The Assistant Specialist is also expected to assist with mentoring graduate students who will work on the project, and to be in charge of properly maintaining all equipment in the lab. Strong oral and verbal communication skills are required.
Interested candidates are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of two references with contact information including mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address; submitted through the Recruit system.
Internal Number: JPF00754
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.