7 Postdoctoral Scholar Positions @ University of California, Merced

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The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California.

Postdoctoral Scholar – Sierra Nevada Research Institute

JPF00861

  • Research and Campuswide Programs – Campuswide Programs

Required qualifications: 
• Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences or closely related field. Ph.D. must be conferred by the start date of the position.
• Excellent written communication skills, problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills. 
• Ability to work independently with guidance from the principal investigator and collaborators. 
• Technical skills to include data analysis and field sampling.

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience with LiDAR and aerial-survey data. 
• Back-county travel skills to include hiking in the snow or rough terrain.

Salary will be based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. 

Apply by Sep 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Socioeconomics of Water Resources Management

JPF00852

  • School of Engineering – Civil & Environmental Engineering

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in hydrology, environmental systems, environmental science, economics, or a closely related discipline. The candidate must also have experience in water resources modeling, a multidisciplinary vision of water systems, outreach, agriculture, and the ability to write and understand codes in modeling platforms (e.g. Python, MODSIM, R, GAMS, MATLAB other). The successful candidate must be able to work independently with guidance from the principal investigator and collaborators, have excellent written and oral communication skills in English (Spanish proficiency is required to conduct interviews), practice good organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a publication record. The selected candidate must be capable to work in a team environment and interact with a broad range of colleagues.

Salary is negotiated based on the University of California post-doctoral salary scale. Competitive salary and benefits package are available. Funding available for 2 years with a potential of extension.

 Closing date Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Postdoctoral Scholar in Organic Synthesis and Polymer Chemistry

JPF00848

  • School of Engineering – Material Science Engineering

Qualifications:

Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. in organic chemistry or polymer chemistry or a related field. The candidate also should have experience in the following technical areas: Extensive research experience in 1) organic synthesis, 2) Knowledge in polymer synthesis and 3) Be well versed in spectroscopic characterization techniques. Highly self-motivated individuals who have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent scientific research successfully are desirable. Strong written and verbal communication skills are also required. Some knowledge in polymer characterization such as thermal analysis can be beneficial to the project.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. Review of applications will begin immediately with a final closing date of June 30, 2020. The position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, 12-month appointment. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

 Closing date Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Postdoctoral Scholar in Nanoscale Heat Transfer Working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab

JPF00843

  • School of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering

Qualifications: Applicants must have obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related area prior to starting the position. The ability to work independently and exercise good scientific judgment as well as strong communication, organizational, and data management skills are also required. Highly self-motivated individuals who have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent scientific research successfully are desirable. Experience with mathematical modeling and simulation of thermal analysis is desired. Preference will be given to those applicants with strong backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: nanoscale heat conduction, nanothermometry, non-Fourier heat transfer, nanoscale energy transport and applied physics.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.

Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until filled with a final closing date of June 30, 2020. Starting dates are negotiable.

Post-Doctoral Scholar

JPF00773

  • School of Natural Sciences – Applied Mathematics

The postdoctoral researcher will work with Camille Carvalho’s research group, and perform research on numerical methods for electromagnetic interface problems. The researcher will derive and analyze different interface problems formulations, develop and implement numerical methods. The researcher will also be expected to take a primary role in preparing manuscripts for publication, and contribute to the collaborative research group environment.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.

Closing date Oct 6, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Post-Doctoral Scholar – Life and Environmental Sciences

JPF00832

  • School of Natural Sciences – Life And Environmental Sciences

The focus of the postdoc position is on large scale phylogenetic updating and integrating date estimates into Open Tree. Open Tree constructs a comprehensive, dynamic and digitally-available tree of life by synthesizing published phylogenetic trees along with taxonomic data. There will be the opportunity to develop individual research focus within the context of the project. Up to two and half years of support are available, and start date is flexible.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.

Closing date Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Post-Doctoral Scholar – Molecular Cell Biology

JPF00842

  • School of Natural Sciences – Molecular Cell Biology

The laboratory of Dr. Kirk Jensen at the University of California Merced is seeking one highly motivated immunologist with preferred experience in host-pathogen interactions and are interested in exploring adaptive immunity to parasites. They are looking for team players that are excited about studying host-parasite interactions and have excellent communication skills. Experience in molecular biology and immunology is required; experience in parasitology, genetics, RNA- or ATAC-sequencing and computational skills is a plus.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales

Closing date  Aug 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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