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Agard Lab - Associate/Full Specialist

Application Window

Open date: January 4, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 16, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jul 4, 2025 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.

Position description

Agard Lab – Associate/Full Specialist
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
UC San Francisco

The Agard Lab is seeking a cryoEM Structural Biologist. The successful candidate will focus on solving the structures of novel protein complexes related to protein homeostasis. This will involve cloning relevant components, bacterial and mammalian cell expression, protein purification, sample preparation for cryoEM, data collection and processing.

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in a field related to structural biology or five to ten years of research experience.
  • Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in a field related to structural biology or ten or more years of research experience.
  • Post-doctoral training in a field related to structural biology.
  • 3+ years of experience in solving protein structures by single particle cryoEM.
  • Experienced in using Relion and Crysparc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in light microscopy in mammalian cells and/or quantitative biochemical analyses.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $70,500-$181,800.

Please apply online at: with CV, statement of research, and contact information for two references. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Research

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

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UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA