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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, Associate, or Full Project Scientist

Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist

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 position may become available for the 2021-2022 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. 

Skills and Knowledge Required

All candidates must have Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or related field prior to start of appointment. Preferred qualifications include Postdoctoral or equivalent research experience in computational epigenomics and genomics; commitment to mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Extensive experience in the following areas: analyzing sequencing data from mapping, normalization to high-level analysis; machine learning and statistical test; proficient programming skills in python, R or other commonly used languages; experience with Haskell is a plus; experience with analyzing single cell genomic data such as RNA-seq and ATAC-seq data. The candidate should also have good communication and presentation skills and experience working with experimentalist and clinical scientists.

Salary

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

Initial Review Date

Initial review of applications will commence on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Materials to Submit

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Statement of Research, Interests and Goals,
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equitysite for more information.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Misc/Additional (Optional)
  • Contact information for references.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System. See full position description and apply link https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02869

 

Associate or Full Professor

UC San Diego Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position:  Associate or Full 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 Associate or Full 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 provide the names of at least three references that can provide letters 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/JPF02739.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application."

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.

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.

Temporary Lecturer 2021-22

THE DEPARTMENT O F 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 2021 -2022 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. candidate s may apply; however, the Ph.D. mus t be awarded before any offer of employment will be made .

Research experience, two supportive letters of references , strong re cord 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 payscale. Applications received by April 15, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

Applications received up to February 28, 2022 will be considered if openings are still available.

Apply via: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02695

Candidate s are required to submit:

  1. CV
  2. Teaching evaluations from up to four recent teaching experiences, including comprehensive set of comments from students. Evaluations should come from large class if available . (Please include a legend to help interpret the scale and rubric for evaluation.)
  3. 1-pag e 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.

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, or status as a protected veteran.

 

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.