Postdoctoral Scholar in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Biophysics
University of California Santa Barbara Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar(s) - Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Biophysics

Job #JPF02272
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences / UC Santa Barbara

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

Next review date: Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

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 SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (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

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