Junior or Assistant Specialist (Protein Biochemistry) - Kortemme Lab
University of California San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California
Internal Number: JPF04340
Junior or Assistant Specialist (Protein Biochemistry) - Kortemme Lab Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry University of California, San Francisco
The Junior / Assistant Specialist will join an interdisciplinary research group working on designing proteins with new structures and functions with applications in biotechnology and medicine. This position is also an exciting opportunity to contribute to research efforts developing small molecule drugs targeting diverse viruses including SARS-CoV2, as part of an international collaboration (for more information see https://qbi.ucsf.edu/qcrgAViDD). The Specialist will collaborate with graduate students and postdocs to target viral proteins and to test proteins designed computationally using new approaches, including deep-learning. The Specialist will be in charge of protein expression, purification, and biochemical activity assays. The Specialist will analyze experimental data and present the analysis to the research group. The Specialist will be required to accurately document all experiments and will need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates interested in obtaining research experience prior to applying to graduate school as well as those who prefer to be long-term staff specialists will be considered.
One year or more of research experience in protein biochemistry or high-throughput technology in academia or industry.
Ability to work as a member of a dynamic, interdisciplinary team.
Motivation for scientific research and strong work ethics.
Excellent ability to document experiments and to communicate (written and verbal).
Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in biochemistry, bioengineering, or a related field.
Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a master's degree (or equivalent degree) in biochemistry, bioengineering, or a related field or a BS/BA degree with five years of full-time research experience in the relevant specialization.
Candidates must meet the required qualifications at the time of appointment.
Applicant's materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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, age or protected veteran status.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.