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Postdoctoral Researcher

UC Merced
Merced, California
Postdoc salaries start at $54,540/yr + benefits
Closing date
Nov 16, 2021

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology
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The Sukenik lab at the University of California, Merced is looking to hire multiple postdoctoral scholars interested in working at the interface of protein biophysics and cell biology. Projects will examine the interplay between the cellular environment and protein structure and function using cutting-edge technologies. The positions are funded by the NIH and NSF.

A successful candidate will conduct independent research in a supportive, collegiate, inclusive, and highly collaborative work environment. An integral part of the job involves mentoring a diverse cohort of graduate students and coordinating research with both national and international collaborators. Candidates are encouraged to contact the PI directly ( with any questions about the position.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or with backgrounds in one or more of the following are especially encouraged to apply:

  1. Protein biophysics
  2. Work with yeast as a model organism
  3. Next-gen sequencing and analysis

Interested individuals should submit 1) a cover letter describing research experiences, interests, and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three references with phone numbers and email addresses, to

This position is open to international applicants as well as citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada. We can sponsor individuals for a J-1 visa, if required. Salary is based on the University of California Academic Postdoctoral Scholar Salary scale. Review of applications will begin 11/09/2020. Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

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