Postdoctoral Scholar

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one Postdoctoral Researcher in biochemistry and structural biology

Position Description

A postdoctoral scholar position is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Cash in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at UC Davis. The successful candidate will lead independent research projects focused on understanding regulation of RhoGEF signaling using cryo-EM as a major approach. Projects will entail protein expression and purification and performing biochemical, biophysical, and cell-based assays and experiments

Research (90%):

  • Design and carry out experiments using techniques including mammalian cell culture, 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.
  • Maintain lab stocks and databases.
  • Contribute to lab maintenance and organization.

Basic Qualifications

Graduate degree (PhD or equivalent) in biochemistry or structural biology with demonstrated expertise in structural biology. Candidate must have experience in protein expression and purification. Candidate also must be able to keep a complete and detailed laboratory notebook of experimental procedures and data and to archive and document reagents and data for publications, grant proposals, and presentations. Solid organizational skills are a must. Prior experiences in tissue culture and lipid biology are a plus. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills and the ability to work well both independently and as a part of a team.

Salary Range

$54,540-$65,292 (100% Annual), commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Available - Closing Date

: For full consideration applications should be received by March 24, 2022.

Term of Appointment

Initial appointment will be 100% (full time) for one-year, withrenewal depending on performance.

To Apply

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit:

Document Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • 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 for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested. (Optional)

Reference Requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)


Please direct questions to Dr. Jennifer Cash (


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