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Winey 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher Recruitment

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 5th, 2018
Next review date: July 23rd, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: July 23rd, 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.


The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis invites applications for one Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

The postdoctoral scholar will work on a project focused the biochemical and structural properties of proteins associated with motile cilia. The Winey lab uses microscopy, biochemistry, and cell biology of Tetrahymena thermophila as a powerful system to uncover components, structures, and functions important for cilia integrity. Postdocs will be expected to be comfortable with recombinant protein expression and purification, molecular cloning, and performing and developing biochemical assays. Additional duties and responsibilities include impeccable organization of notes, data, and analysis, presentation of data at weekly lab meetings, and basic lab maintenance jobs. Candidates will have the opportunity to mentor graduate or undergraduate students in the lab.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, or related field, and must have proven productivity with at least one first author publication. In addition, the applicant should be proficient in recombinant protein expression and purification methods and performing biochemical analyses. It is preferable that the successful applicant has experience with either 1) microtubule binding assays or 2) cryo-ET or EM. Finally, the applicant should be well versed in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and a graphing program such as Prism or R. The applicant must be attentive and reliable with various modes of communication and must have the motivation to pursue and drive a project independently. Candidates should be willing to apply for independent funding.

SALARY RANGE: $49,188-$59,736 Level 0-5 [100% annual], commensurate with qualifications and experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: For full consideration applications should be received by July 23, 2018.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: This one-year appointment is based on the needs of the research project. Appointment may be extended upon satisfactory performance.

TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research plan as a single PDF file. Applicants should also provide contact information for three references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For more information about the department, please visit the website:

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Amy Fabritius,

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
  • 3 references required (contact information only)

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