The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applicants for two Assistant Project Scientist positions to conduct applied research for the Song Lab. The purpose of these positions is to perform creative and collaborative research investigating topics relevant to the research area of structural biology, epigenetics and pathogen-host interaction. The final candidates will help to determine research goals and design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. The final candidates may also supervise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, troubleshooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments. Required qualification for this position: a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field. Preferred qualifications for this position include: experience with research projects on protein structure-function relationship, knowledge of structure determination of macromolecular complexes, experience with biochemical analysis of protein interactions and enzymatic analysis of DNA modifying enzymes, demonstrated capability in developing new biochemical assays and data interpretation, ability to perform independent research with abundant structural biology knowledge and critical thinking skills, and publications in peer-reviewed journals/articles. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. 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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Advancement through the Project Scientist ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Applicants will need to submit a Curriculum Vitae, a Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and three letters of recommendation to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01349 . Review of applications will commence on December 20, 2020 and will proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Jikui Song, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, at email@example.com . For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Ms. Kendall Dunmore, Academic Personnel, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Internal Number: JPF01349
About University of California Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.