Postdoctoral Scholar – Sukenik Lab

Scientific Topics

Website The University of California, Merced


Open date: October 23rd, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Nov 9, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Oct 23, 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.


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

The Sukenik lab at the University of California, Merced is looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in working at the interface of molecular biophysics and genomics. The project will examine the interplay between the cellular environment and protein structure and function using cutting-edge technologies. The position is funded by a 5-year NIH grant.

The candidate will be responsible for the design, execution, and analysis of state-of-the-art high throughput experiments aimed at resolving how sequence and environment translate into function in disordered proteins.

A successful candidate will get a unique opportunity to conduct independent research in a supportive, collegiate, inclusive, and highly collaborative work environment. An integral part of the job involves mentoring a diverse cohort of graduate students and coordinating research with both national and international collaborators.

Qualifications required:

  1. PhD, MD (or foreign equivalent)
  2. Excellent organization, writing, presentation, and communication skills
  3. Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  4. Ability to conduct independent research

Qualifications Preferred: Candidates with backgrounds in one or more of the following:

  1. Deep mutational scanning studies
  2. Protein biophysics
  3. Next-gen sequencing and analysis

This position is open to international applicants as well as citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada. We can sponsor individuals for a J-1 visa, if required. Salary is based on the University of California Academic Postdoctoral Scholar Salary scale. Review of applications will begin 11/09/2020. Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should submit 1) a cover letter describing research experiences and interests, and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and email address, submitted through AP Recruit, and 4) up to three relevant (p) reprints.

For questions and more information, please contact Professor Shahar Sukenik at

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (


Document requirements

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

  • Cover Letter – Cover letter describing research experiences and interests, and career goals

  • Reprint – Up to three relevant (P) reprints.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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