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Postdoc - Maldonado Lab

University of California Davis

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Posted: 24-Oct-23

Location: Davis, California

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: 4723284

Postdoc - Maldonado Lab
Postdoctoral Researcher position in the lab of Dr Maria Maldonado in the Department of Plant Biology in the College of Biological Sciences to carry out projects in biochemistry and structural biology. The selected candidate will lead independent research projects to understand the structure, evolution and molecular mechanism of mitochondrial and photosynthetic complexes and supercomplexes using single particle cryo-EM as a major approach. Projects will entail organelle isolation, membrane protein purification and performing biochemical, biophysical and spectroscopic assays and experiments. Additional duties and responsibilities include organization of notes, data, and analysis, presentation of data at weekly lab meetings, working with others on the team and basic lab maintenance jobs. The candidate will also train and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the lab. The selected candidate will have received a PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, plant biology or structural biology. Demonstrated interest in structural biology is required. The ability to work independently in a fast-paced research environment is essential.
Research (90%)

  • Design and carry out experiments using techniques including membrane protein purification and cryo-EM.
  • Collect, analyze, and present data in group meetings and external conferences.
  • Maintain detailed experimental records and notes.
  • Work with the Principal investigator to prepare high-quality peer-reviewed manuscripts and grant submissions to pursue funding opportunities.
  • Provide peer review and feedback on manuscripts and grants.
    Lab management (10%)
  • Provide technical support and mentoring for junior researchers.
  • Contribute to lab maintenance and organization.
    To apply, visit https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06099
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    About University of California Davis
    UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.
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