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Postdoc Scholar in Chemistry Department

Application Window

Open date: April 19th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 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

Description of Duties:
Postdoctoral researcher will perform experiments related to the mechanisms of vitamin B6 (PLP) dependent enzymes. The experiments are largely kinetic in nature. Computational (molecular dynamics) calculations will also be a significant component of the work. The project involves connecting protein motions to enzyme catalysis by measuring the activation heat capacity change (deltaCpǂ) and calculating the same quantity by molecular dynamics.The researcher will also lead the lab safety compliance effort, interact directly with collaborators, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and generally be the leader of the lab environment.

Qualifications:
PhD or equivalent required. Must have experience performing rapid reaction (stopped-flow, etc) and steady-state enzyme kinetic measurements. Experience expressing proteins in E coli and their purification necessary. Experience in optical spectroscopy and structural biology a plus.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    PhD or equivalent required. Must have experience performing rapid reaction (stopped-flow, etc) and steady-state enzyme kinetic measurements. Experience expressing proteins in E coli and their purification necessary.

Preferred qualifications

    Experience in optical spectroscopy and structural biology a plus.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
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