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Assistant Project Scientist in Electrochemistry and Biomolecular Physics

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 8th, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Mar 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, May 31, 2019 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.


The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full time Assistant Project Scientist with the anticipated soonest start date of June 1, 2019. The initial appointment will be for a duration of two years. The Department is looking for an exceptional individual with particular emphasis in the area of electrochemistry and biomolecular physics.

Responsibilities will be to develop electrochemical biosensors and to perform electrochemical measurements of protein surface interaction thermodynamics.

To meet the basic qualifications, all applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Biochemistry or a related field at the time of application.

For additional qualifications, the applicant must possess a broad range of knowledge and competency in experimental protein biochemistry, including but not limited to heterologous overexpression and purification of recombinant proteins from bacterial hosts, and demonstrated experience in protein engineering and have an outstanding research record.

For preferred qualifications, successful candidates may have desirable qualifications including demonstrated expertise in biophysical measurements, including protein folding thermodynamics and kinetics, and electrochemical measurements.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
*Cover letter
*Curriculum vitae
*Name and contact information for three to five references (3 required, 2 optional)

Applications received by March 1, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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