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Assistant Project Scientist in Biological Magnetic Resonance

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Project Scientist
Salary range: Based on UCSB Project Scientist series salary table
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: January 2023
Position duration: Initial appointment may be for one or two years, subject to negotiation, at full time with benefits.

Application Window

Open date: November 8, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 22, 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: Tuesday, Feb 28, 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

A position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Songi Han to conduct research on advancing the magnetic resonance spectroscopy frontier and the study of the folding and aggregation of the protein tau to fibril structures and motifs of relevance to neurodegenerative diseases. A combination of dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP)-enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) tools will be used for the structural biology of the tau protein in its intrinsically disordered state, upon forming soluble assemblies, and as packed into organized fibrils. The appointee will used advanced DNP-NMR, EPR and other advanced biophysical tools to elucidate the biophysical and biochemical mechanism of tau aggregation. The applicant is expected to conduct and lead multi-PI collaborations, advise students, and help manage multiple projects that fall into the topic of biological magnetic resonance. The appointee will be expected to make significant conceptual contributions to the project.

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)

A doctorate degree in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or related field is required, along with a minimum of 2 years of work experience in performing research or managing projects in academia or industry.

Preferred qualifications

A solid research and publication record. The ideal candidate will have experience in magnetic resonance spectroscopy methods and/or solid-state NMR for biological applications.

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

Please provide the names and complete contact information for 2 references. References for the finalists may be contacted if necessary, at the committee's discretion.

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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