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Specialist Series - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Application Window

Open August 2nd, 2022 through Friday, Aug 19, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

A position in the Specialist series is available in the area of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Prof. Weiss's lab in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. The successful candidate will work on advancing the protein engineering project aimed at reprogramming protease specificity.

At minimum, the applicant should hold a B.S. in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology, or related field, and should have basic and working knowledge. Protein purification, DNA sequencing, and/or mutagenesis experience is preferred. Initial funding will be available for one year. Extension on the position is based on performance and funding availability. Salary is commensurate with experience.

See the following publication for a project example: Dyer, et al (2022). Reengineering the specificity of the highly selective Clostridium botulinum protease via directed evolution. Scientific Reports. Sci. Rep. 12: 9956.

More information about the Dr. Weiss's lab can be found here:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, and CV to ( The cover letter should include a discussion of the applicant's research experience and knowledge, and the names for three referees.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

An expected or recent B.S. in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology or related field.

Application Requirements

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Reference requirements
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA