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Candidates for faculty positions at UCSD are recruited directly by the individual departments, and the positions contained on this website are limited to Chemistry & Biochemistry recruitments. Please refer to the UCSD Academic Affairs https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu website if you are interested in learning about opportunities in other departments. When submitting application materials for review, please respond specifically as noted in the announcement. Candidates who wish to provide information on their contributions to outreach and diversity are welcome to do so.

Assistant Professor-Quantum Materials

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with research interests in quantum and/or energy materials and/or solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy are particularly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching. All positions are subject to availability of funding.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field prior to the start of appointment and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. A successful candidate should have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and
faculty in the sciences. We welcome candidates who have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs, and can articulate how these activities helped shape their plan. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/). Candidates are encouraged to discuss prior experience as a role model, mentor, advocate, or inclusive leader in the education and/or research domains, and applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html.)


Teaching in general chemistry, materials chemistry, and related topics will be expected. The candidate should have skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels.
For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at
http://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html.

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Candidates must have a PhD in Chemistry or a closely related field prior to the start of appointment.
Candidates must have demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Candidates must have received their Ph.D. before July 1, 2022.
Preferred qualifications
A candidate with a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the
sciences.
A candidate that can demonstrate a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives.
A candidate with skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Apply now: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02983/apply
View this position online: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02983

Help contact: l1erickson@ucsd.edu

Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist 2021-2023

Position Description
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San
Diego is conducting an open search for Project Scientist (non-tenured, Assistant, Associate or Full
level level) in various academic disciplines. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non-tenure
track positions may become available for the 2021-2023 academic year.


At UC San Diego, Project Scientists are academic researchers who are expected to make significant
and creative contributions to a research team but are not necessarily leaders of the research team.
They are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research
reputation but will publish and carry out research or creative programs with supervision by a member
of the Professor or Professional Research series. Project Scientists may not serve as a Principal
Investigator but may serve as Co-Principal Investigators with members of the Professor or Research
Scientist series. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and they do not have
formal teaching responsibilities. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research
project and availability of funding.


Basic qualifications
Must have Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field prior to start of appointment (required at time of application).


Preferred qualifications
Postdoctoral or equivalent research experience; commitment to a research program, mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Statement of Research, Interest and Goals - Provide a statement that includes a summary of research plans (Optional)
  • Contact information for references

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System.
View this position online: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03204
Apply now: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03204

Postdoctoral Scholar - BioChemistry or Chemistry

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Open date: January 13th, 2022

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

 POSITION DESCRIPTION:
A fully-funded post-doctoral position is available in the Food & Fuel for the 21st Century/Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Mayfield. In collaboration with a number of academic groups at UCSD and across the nation, we are developing sustainable, recyclable, and biodegradable polyurethane materials as replacements to petroleum-based plastics. To generate precursor chemicals for these materials in a sustainable manner, we are engineering photosynthetic green algae to directly convert sunlight and atmospheric carbon into biomass and chemicals that can be readily converted into polyurethane precursors and fuels. We are seeking a post-doctoral trainee to develop biochemical and analytical chemistry techniques for evaluating strains for production of desired chemical compounds, as well as methods for scaled (hundreds of liters; kilograms of products) purification of these products from pelleted biomass or from alkaline salt media supernatants. The trainee will work closely with chemists in the project group who are utilizing these materials to generate bio-based polyurethane monomers.

The University of California employs about 5,963 postdoctoral scholars (approx. 1,200 at UCSD) who contribute to the academic community by enhancing the research and education programs of the university. The postdoctoral experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training. UC's postdoctoral
scholars bring expertise and creativity that enrich the research environment for all members of the UC community, including graduate and undergraduate students. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and the availability of funding. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace
and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is the exclusive representative of the postdoctoral scholars.

Applications will be considered from PhD Biochemists or Chemists or a related field.

Review of applications will commence on January 27, 2022, and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate degree in Biochemistry or Chemistry or related field.
  • Collaborative individual with a strong interest in our research and working at the interfaces between multiple academic disciplines and industry.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Appointment is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, skills and knowledge and the needs of the ORU

 Preferred qualifications

  • Prior experience purifying molecules from algae biomass


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Document requirements

  • Cover letter summarizing your specific expertise and how you can contribute to the specific project
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only) Please submit the name and contact information for 3 professional references


Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03107
Help contact: phgodfrey@ucsd.edu


CAMPUS INFORMATION:
The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of CaliforniaSARS-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. The University of California prohibitssmoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

The UC San Diego Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at: https://www.police.ucsd.edu/docs/annualclery.pdf. This report provides crime and fire statistics, as well as institutional policy statement & procedures. Contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4361 if you want to obtain paper copies of this report.


JOB LOCATION:
La Jolla, CA

Postdoctoral Scholar - Synthetic or Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cyanobacteria

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Open date: January 13th, 2022

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

A fully-funded post-doctoral position is available in the Food & Fuel for the 21st Century/Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Mayfield and Dr. Ryan Simkovsky. In collaboration with a number of industry leaders and academic groups at UCSD and across the nation, we are developing sustainable, recyclable, and biodegradable polyester polyurethane materials as replacements to petroleumbased plastics. To generate precursor chemicals for these materials in a sustainable manner, we are engineering cyanobacteria to directly convert sunlight and atmospheric carbon into biomass and chemicals that can be readily converted into polyurethane precursors and fuels.

We are seeking a post-doctoral trainee to develop synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and high throughput screening tools to alter a novel strain of cyanobacteria for increased production of biomass and chemicals in alkaline salt media. The trainee will evaluate strains in the laboratory for biomass and product yields, for which biochemical and analytical chemistry methods may need to be developed with collaborating groups in the Chemistry Department at UCSD. The successful candidate will then grow the most productive strains in 200-L raceway ponds at our greenhouse facility to generate enough biomass and products to work closely with collaborating groups in Chemistry, as well as with corporate partners, to purify products for generating polyurethane materials.


The University of California employs about 5,963 postdoctoral scholars (approx. 1,200 at UCSD) who contribute to the academic community by enhancing the research and education programs of the university. The postdoctoral experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training. UC's postdoctoral scholars bring expertise and creativity that enrich the research environment for all members of the UC community, including graduate and undergraduate students. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and the availability of funding. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is the exclusive representative of the postdoctoral scholars.

Applications will be considered from PhD Biologists with experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Synthetic or Molecular Biology,
  • Microbiology, or
  • Biochemistry

Review of applications will commence on January 27, 2022, and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate degree in Biology or related field, with experience in at least one of the following:

       - Synthetic or Molecular Biology

       - Microbiology, or

       - Biochemistry, or its equivalent in project area

  • Collaborative individual with a strong interest in our research and working at the interfaces between multiple academic disciplines and industry.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Appointment is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, skills and knowledge and the needs of the ORU.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with cyanobacteria is preferred
  • Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and commitment to mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter summarizing your specific expertise and how you can contribute to the specific project
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only) Please submit the name and contact information for 3 professional references

Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03106
Help contact: phgodfrey@ucsd.edu


CAMPUS INFORMATION:
The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of CaliforniaSARS-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. The University of California prohibitssmoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.


The UC San Diego Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at: https://www.police.ucsd.edu/docs/annualclery.pdf. This report provides crime and fire statistics, as well as institutional policy statement & procedures. Contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4361 if you want to obtain paper copies of this report.

JOB LOCATION:
La Jolla, CA

Temporary Lecturer 2022-2023

Position: Temporary Lecturer 2022-2023

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego seeks to establish a pool of outstanding instructors, for undergraduate courses in all areas of chemistry. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non tenure -track lectureships may become available for the 2022 -2023 academic year. All areas of chemistry and biochemistry will be considered.

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field and teaching experience is required prior to appointment. Ph.D. candidates may apply, however, the Ph.D. must be awarded before any offer of employment will be made .

Research experience, two supportive letters of reference, strong record of mentorship, teaching experience in both lecture and laboratory-based settings, and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are highly desirable.

The 9-month salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Applications received by April 5, 2022 will be given priority consideration. Applications received up to February 28, 2023 will be considered if openings are still available.

Apply via: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03180

Internal/Current Department Appointees are required to submit:

  1. CV
  2. Teaching evaluations from up to four recent teaching experiences, including a comprehensive set of comments from students. Evaluations should come from large classes if available .
  3. 1-page teaching statement.
  4. Statement describing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Up to three miscellaneous/additional documents (optional) may be provided.

External Applicants are required to submit:

  1. CV
  2. Teaching evaluations from up to four recent teaching experiences, including a comprehensive set of comments from students. Evaluations should come from a large class if available (Please include a legend to help interpret the scale and rubric for evaluation.). If not available, upload a letter of reference on your teaching ability.
  3. 1-page teaching statement.
  4. Statement describing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  5. Sample Syllabi: Up to three miscellaneous/additional documents (optional) may be provided.

Assistant Professor-Pharmacology/Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/pharmacology) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Physical Sciences (http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/) at UC San Diego invite applications for a cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The focus of this search is in the broad area of Metabolism, Mitochondria Dynamics, and Human Diseases. Specific areas of interest are cellular and mitochondrial metabolism, metabolic flow analysis, proteomics, and intracellular imaging and tool development, including computational methods for image analysis and quantitative analysis of complex systems and large metabolomics datasets; cryoEM studies with emphasis on mitochondrial proteins.

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of the large undergraduate pharmaceutical chemistry and biochemistry majors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry including teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In addition, the selected candidate will demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. The selected candidate will likely have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs. The selected candidate will also have served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).

Candidates must have received their PhD in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, or a closely related field before July 1, 2022.

Candidates must have a demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research.

The successful candidates must have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of biochemistry/biophysics and pharmacology. In addition, candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank.

A link to full description of the series is provided for your review:

Ladder Rank Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm- 220.pdf

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited.

Additional information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel- programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf

Apply Link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02993


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.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

The UC San Diego Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online

at: https://www.police.ucsd.edu/docs/annualclery.pdf. This report provides crime and fire statistics, as well as institutional policy statement & procedures. Contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4361 if you want to obtain paper copies of this report.

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Assistant Professor

 UC San Diego Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position:  Assistant Professor

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (https://chemistry.ucsd.edu/) is seeking applications for outstanding faculty at the Assistant Professor level. UC San Diego is forging a new paradigm for engagement and collaboration between STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences and the Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities (https://af-amstudies.ucsd.edu/faculty-recruitment/index.html). This faculty line is one of 13 ladder-rank faculty positions that unites STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences departments and African American and the Black Diaspora Studies through innovative research, coordinated teaching, and/or targeted service. Faculty will have multiple opportunities to engage with scholars across UCSD disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political influences focused on STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences, while also working within their home departments and professional communities.

Faculty holding these positions will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the African American Studies Minor (AASM) and the Black Diaspora and African American Studies Major. They may also demonstrate the equivalent through service to the AASM and by mentoring undergraduate students, and/or development of a course in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry that fulfills the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion requirement for undergraduate students. This instruction would be part of the standard teaching load that includes regular courses in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry (see below). We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice in STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences. We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understanding of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented racial minority undergraduate and graduate students.

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related discipline. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a rich history of interdisciplinary research and thus, all research areas within chemistry and biochemistry will be considered.

In addition to a successful research program in chemistry and/or biochemistry, candidates are expected to establish an impactful record of teaching at the lower division, upper division, and/or graduate-level courses in chemistry/biochemistry.

Candidates will have a strong record of successful mentorship and a record of service activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.

Review of applications will commence on August 1, 2021 and will continue until positions are filled. The following materials are required for all applicants: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement of past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions (examples can be found here https://dps.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html), and up to five publications. Applicants should request that at least three letters of reference be submitted on their behalf. Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02736

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/pop/index.html for the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program.

UC San Diego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Postdoctoral Fellow

About:

The Ferguson research group is a chemical biology lab in the U. C. San Diego Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Our research goal is to create new chemical tools and therapeutic approaches for better understanding and treatment of neurological disorders, with a focus on neurodegeneration and neurooncology. To achieve this we harness a broad range of techniques including medicinal chemistry, assay development, proteomics and cell biology. You can learn more about our research by visiting: fergusonlab.ucsd.edu

U.C. San Diego provides an outstanding environment for training, where colleagues include world-class basic scientists, pharmacists and physicians. There are abundant opportunities for collaboration with other research groups at UCSD, and at surrounding institutions.

Position:

We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to participate in development of novel small molecule chemical tools. The position will allow the candidate to develop valuable new skills and experience in assay-development, target validation and chemical biology in a highly collaborative research environment. Position includes a competitive salary and generous benefits through the UC system.

Candidates should be highly motivated, and possess training in molecular biology techniques. Candidates with experience working with stem-cell derived models are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

Design and perform experiments, interpret data.

Collaborate effectively with other lab members and research groups.

Supervise and train other researchers in experimental techniques.

Prepare and write scientific manuscripts, patent and grant applications in collaboration with the principal investigator.

Attend and present findings at internal, local and national meetings.

Requirements:

Ph.D in Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience or related field.

At least one first-author research publication.

To apply, please email a cover letter describing relevant experience and research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references to fmferguson (at) ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Postdoctoral Fellow

About:

The Ferguson research group is a chemical biology lab in the U. C. San Diego Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Our research goal is to create new chemical tools and therapeutic approaches for better understanding and treatment of neurological disorders, with a focus on neurodegeneration and neurooncology. To achieve this we harness a broad range of techniques including medicinal chemistry, assay development, proteomics and cell biology. You can learn more about our research by visiting: fergusonlab.ucsd.edu

U.C. San Diego provides an outstanding environment for training, where colleagues include world-class basic scientists, pharmacists and physicians. There are abundant opportunities for collaboration with other research groups at UCSD, and at surrounding institutions.

Position:

We are seeking to hire a chemistry postdoctoral fellow to participate in development of novel small molecule chemical tools. The position will allow the candidate to develop valuable new skills and experience in early-stage drug discovery, target validation and chemical biology in a highly collaborative research environment. Position includes a competitive salary and generous benefits through the UC system.

Candidates should be highly motivated and possess strong problem-solving skills in synthetic chemistry.

Responsibilities:

Design and perform experiments, interpret data.

Collaborate effectively with other lab members and research groups.

Supervise and train other researchers in experimental techniques.

Prepare and write scientific manuscripts, patent and grant applications in collaboration with the principal investigator.

Attend and present findings at internal, local and national meetings.

Requirements:

Ph.D in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or related field.

At least one first-author research publication.

To apply, please email a cover letter describing relevant experience and research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references to fmferguson (at) ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Evasion of host immunity by the M protein

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the lab of Partho Ghosh in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego.

Focus

The focus of the project is to study interactions between M proteins of group A Streptococcus and their human targets. M proteins are the major surface-associated virulence factor of group A Streptococcus, a widespread Gram-positive bacterial pathogen that remains a major threat to public health. Group A Streptococcus causes acute invasive diseases as well as severe autoimmune sequelae, and is responsible for morbidity and mortality on a global scale. Antigenically variable M proteins enable the bacterium to evade opsonophagocytic killing by the immune system. M proteins confer the indispensable function of phagocyte resistance by recruiting specific soluble human proteins to the bacterial surface that block the deposition of the major opsonin C3b as well as antigen-specific opsonic antibodies.

We are investigating the structural biology and biochemistry of interactions of M proteins with human targets, and testing functional hypotheses generated by our structural studies through microbiological and immunological experiments. X-ray crystallography has been the prime methodology applied to structural investigations, but others (e.g., EM, NMR, CD) have been applied to address specific questions. Examples from our prior research on this topic include McNamara et al., Science 2008; Macheboeuf et al., Nature 2011; Stewart et al. PNAS 2016; and Buffalo et al., Nat Micro 2016. The ultimate goal of our studies is to provide essential guidance to designing anti-virulence and vaccination strategies against group A Streptococcus.

Requirements

The position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related field. The successful applicant will be expected to have a strong first-author publication record, and to be self-motivated and self- directed, adept at designing controlled experiments, capable of critically analyzing experimental results, tenacious in solving problems, and a clear communicator in oral and written form. While experience with structural biology or microbiology, or both, are valuable assets, such experience is not required. It is, however, expected that the successful applicant will have experience with procedures involved in the recombinant expression and purification of proteins.

Successful candidates will join an exciting and dynamic research environment, and will have the opportunity to work with the lab of our long-time collaborator on this project, Dr. Victor Nizet. San Diego offers unparalleled scientific and life opportunities.

To apply, send a letter of interest (including summary of prior research and goals for postdoctoral research, as well as career goals) and a curriculum vitae to pghosh@ucsd.edu. Upon review, the candidate may also be asked to solicit letters from at least three referees.

All positions are contingent on funding being available.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Postdoctoral Fellow in RNA Biochemistry and Bioninformatics

An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately in the McHugh Lab in the area of RNA biochemistry and bioinformatics. This research project focuses on the discovery of new roles for non-coding RNAs. Our multidisciplinary research team is investigating mechanisms of long non-coding RNA function in human cancers. Over 20,000 non-coding RNAs have recently been identified in the human genome, and aberrant expression of many of these RNA transcripts is associated with cancer and other diseases. We use a combination of bioinformatics, molecular and cell biology, genomics, proteomics, and biochemistry approaches to identify new RNA-protein interactions and decipher the molecular functions of this new class of molecules. Successful candidates will be part of a stimulating and collaborative scientific environment with cutting-edge techniques, instrumentation, and facilities. The McHugh laboratory is located on the UC San Diego campus in the vibrant research community of La Jolla, California.

 

Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD/PhD, or MD), be highly motivated, and possess strong training in biochemistry, bioinformatics and high-throughput RNA and DNA sequencing. A solid publication record and training to perform independent research are required for further consideration. Qualified candidates should be proficient in computer programming (R and/or Python). An individual with experience in both sample preparation and data analysis for high-throughput sequencing is preferred. Postdocs will be mentored by Prof. McHugh who is committed to the career development of trainees.

 

The initial appointment will be for one year, potentially renewable for additional years; durations vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding. Position includes a competitive salary and generous benefits through the UC system.

 

To apply, send cover letter and a CV with addresses of three references to c1mchugh@ucsd.edu.

 

For more information, please visit our website at http://mchughlab.ucsd.edu

 

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Assistant, Associate or Full Level Project Scientist

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is conducting an open search for Assistant, Associate or Full level Project Scientists (non-tenured) in various academic disciplines. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non tenure-track position may become available for the 2019-2020 academic year. All areas of chemistry and biochemistry will be considered.

At UC San Diego, Project Scientists are academic researchers who are expected to make significant and creative contributions to a research team, but are not necessarily leaders of the research team. They are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research reputation but will publish and carry out research or creative programs with supervision by a member of the Professor or Professional Research series. Project Scientists may not serve as a Principal Investigator but may serve as Co-Principal Investigators with members of the Professor or Research Scientist series. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and they do not have formal teaching responsibilities. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.

Required Qualification: Must have Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry or related field prior to start of appointment. Appointment level is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, and needs of the Department.

Preferred Qualification: Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, commitment to a research program, funding, mentoring/training university and community service, and to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Review of applications will commence on November 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.

Applications: (CV, Cover Letter, Research Statement, Statement of Contribution to Diversity at minimum) must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02261.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.