Postdoctoral Scholar in Biophysics

University of California Santa Barbara Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

United States

Postdoctoral Scholar(s) - Biophysics of tau Pathology and Dipolar EPR and/or NMR Spectroscopy

Job #JPF02211
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences / UC Santa Barbara

Position overview

Position title:Postdoc Scholar Employee
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: June 15th, 2022
Position duration: One year with possibility for extension

Application Window

Open date: May 3rd, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Aug 1, 2022 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 tau biology, neuro pathology and computational biology. 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, as well as experience with various biophysical techniques, ideally including structural biology tools that may include Cryo-EM, dipolar EPR or NMR spectroscopy.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. including all publications and names of 3 letter
  1. writers (who may be contacted in the future),
  • 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

UC of Santa Barbara - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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