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Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) - CryoEM Associate Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 27th, 2016
Last review date: January 27th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 27th, 2018
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.


An Associate Specialist position at UCSF is available immediately to focus on developing improved affinity grids for cryoEM. Taking full advantage of the recent radical improvements in cryoEM requires complementary significant improvements in sample preparation technologies. The UCSF cryoEM consortium co-led by David Agard, Yifan Cheng and Adam Frost is committed to advancing multiple facets of cryoEM and are seeking a research scientist to focus on developing robust and versatile affinity grid and associated sample preparation technologies. As desired, the candidate can also use this technology to solve novel structures of significant biomedical importance. The ideal candidate will have experience in protein biochemistry and cryoEM and have a PhD or equivalent degree. Equally important, will be the ability to interact and collaborate successfully with other cryoEM scientists.

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.

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Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 references required (contact information only)

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