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Junior Specialist in Biochemistry

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 19th, 2018
Last review date: December 3rd, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 31st, 2018
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 and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a one-year, full time Junior Specialist position, with the anticipated soonest start date of December 2018. The Department is looking for an exceptional individual with particular emphasis in the area of Biochemistry. The major goals of the Junior Specialist will be to contribute and to lead a research project probing aspects of bacterial chemotaxis.

Responsibilities of a Junior Specialist will be to conduct specialized preparative and analytical processes to probe features of composition, structure and signaling mechanism of bacterial chemoreceptors. To meet the basic qualifications, all applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry or a related field, or have equivalent research experience. For additional qualifications, the candidate must be extremely well organized, detail oriented, and must have experience with protein biochemistry. For preferred qualifications, successful candidates may have previous experience working in a research laboratory. The candidate will also have experience developing and executing biochemical protocols, working with membrane proteins, protein purification and SDS-PAGE analysis, performing molecular cloning and site-directed mutagenesis as well as supervision of laboratory personnel. 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
• Summary of research experience
• Name and contact information for two references

Applications received by December 03, 2018 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
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research - Summary of research experience

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

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