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Postdoctoral Scholar(s) - Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Biophysics

Position overview

Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: Late October through December 2022
Position duration: The initial appointment will be for a period of one year with a possibility to extend

Application Window

Open date: September 22, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 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: Thursday, Mar 30, 2023 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.

Position description

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites
applications of qualified Postdoctoral Scholar applicants to work closely with the PI Han and a consortium of
collaborators in the fields of biophysics and magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of tau protein dynamics, assembly and aggregation. The focus of the study will be on the elucidation of shape propagation in pathological tau protein aggregation by dipolar EPR and NMR spectroscopy.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be hiring one or two positions, depending on funding
availability. The Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. Positions are full-time.
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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must either have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physics or related fields OR be enrolled in a PhD program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physics or related fields is required by time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

The expectation is that the prospective postdoctoral researcher has basic level experience and interest in protein biochemistry work and experience with various biophysical techniques, ideally including structural biology tools that may include dipolar EPR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, or Cryo-EM.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - A cover letter stating the candidate's motivation for applying to this position.

  • Statement of Research - Should be a 2 page research statement containing a succinct research summary of past research and a brief outlook on the future research interest and directions.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

References will only be contacted for those chosen in the long list.

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Campus Information

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA