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Employment Opportunities


Interested in a position in the department of Biochemistry? See below for our open job opportunities. Open job opportunities include: faculty positions, postdoctoral positions, and other research positions.
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Faculty Positions

Currently no open faculty position searches.

Posted: 3/17/2021

Research Positions


Assistant Project Scientist in Biochemistry

Posted: 11/23/2020

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applicants for two Assistant Project Scientist positions to conduct applied research for the Song Lab.  The purpose of these positions is to perform creative and collaborative research investigating topics relevant to the research area of structural biology, epigenetics and pathogen-host interaction.  The final candidates will help to determine research goals and design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques.  The final candidates may also supervise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, troubleshooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments.

Required qualification for this position: a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field.

Preferred qualifications for this position include: experience with research projects on protein structure-function relationship, knowledge of structure determination of macromolecular complexes, experience with biochemical analysis of protein interactions and enzymatic analysis of DNA modifying enzymes, demonstrated capability in developing new biochemical assays and data interpretation, ability to perform independent research with abundant structural biology knowledge and critical thinking skills, and publications in peer-reviewed journals/articles.  UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body.  Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students.  A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advancement through the Project Scientist ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Applicants will need to submit a Curriculum Vitae, a Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and three letters of recommendation to  Review of applications will commence on December 20, 2020 and will proceed until position is filled.  For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Jikui Song, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, at  For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Ms. Kendall Dunmore, Academic Personnel, at


Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position in Epigenetics and

Cellular Plasticity with a Focus on: Chromatin Assembly and Non-Coding RNAs

Posted: 11/23/2020