Postdoctoral Scholar in molecular, biophysical, genetic, protein engineering research

Santa Barbara, California
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October 06 2021
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Job #JPF02061

  • Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies / Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor / UC Santa Barbara


Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: April 1, 2022

Position duration: 1 year with possibility of extension


Open date: October 5th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Mar 31, 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.


The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies seeks a postdoctoral scholar for innovative molecular, biophysical and/or genetic engineering research on protein structure/function/assembly. The postdoc position is available in the lab of Professor Daniel E. Morse. Postdoctoral scholar appointments are intended to provide a full-time training program of advanced academic preparation and research training under the mentorship of a faculty member.

Research will build on the Morse lab’s recent discoveries of mechanisms governing dynamically tunable protein assembly, with extensions to determinants governing trajectories of assembly of amyloid-forming proteins.

(cf. J. R. Soc. Interface 17: 20200774.; J. Biol. Chem. 294: 16804-16815 (2019) doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.010339; J. Biol. Chem. 291: 4058-4068 (2016) doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.686014)

Department information: The ICB is an Army-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The ICB is a uniquely interdisciplinary research alliance led by the University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology and partners from the Army and industry. ICB research is driven by more than 50 premier faculty working together with graduate students project scientist, specialists, and professional researchers as interdisciplinary teams of biologists, chemists, physicists, psychologists, physicians, social scientists, and engineers. These teams develop biologically inspired, revolutionary technological innovations in systems and synthetic biology, materials science and engineering, biotechnology tools and cognitive neuroscience.

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 have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application in molecular sciences, biophysics, biology, genetic engineering, bioengineering, and/or related field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD must be conferred prior to start date of position, which is April 1, 2022 or later.

Preferred qualifications

Demonstrable experience in relevant molecular, biophysical and/or molecular genetic analyses of proteins. Prior lab management or supervisory experience.


Document requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing samples - At least 2-3 representative publications or writing samples

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants must name 3 references and request letters of reference from these individuals via the UCRecruit system in order to complete application requirements.

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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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)


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