Job Opportunity - Junior Specialist

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of 
California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a one-year, full time 
Junior Specialist position, with the anticipated soonest start date of 
December 2018. The Department is looking for an exceptional individual 
with particular emphasis in the area of Biochemistry. The major goals of 
the Junior Specialist will be to contribute and to lead a research 
project probing aspects of bacterial chemotaxis.

Responsibilities of a Junior Specialist will be to conduct specialized 
preparative and analytical processes to probe features of composition, 
structure and signaling mechanism of bacterial chemoreceptors. To meet 
the basic qualifications, all applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree 
(or equivalent) in Biochemistry or a related field, or have equivalent 
research experience. For additional qualifications, the candidate must 
be extremely well organized, detail oriented, and must have experience 
with protein biochemistry. For preferred qualifications, successful 
candidates may have previous experience working in a research 
laboratory. The candidate will also have experience developing and 
executing biochemical protocols, working with membrane proteins, protein 
purification and SDS-PAGE analysis, performing molecular cloning and 
site-directed mutagenesis as well as supervision of laboratory 
personnel. 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.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Summary of research experience
• Name and contact information for two references

Applications received by December 03, 2018 will be given priority 
consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply 
please visit
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.