Postdoctoral Scholar

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis invites applications for one Postdoctoral Researcher in Cryo-EM and Structural Biology.

Position Description

A postdoctoral position is open in Dr. R. Holland Cheng's lab ( supported by the NIH Somatic Cell Genome Editing consortium ( The lab concentrates on characterizing structures of multi-subunit complexes, utilizing cryo-electron microscopy and correlative multimodal imaging, to repurpose a self-reassembly, proteolysis-proof capsid towards mucosa-enabled theragnostics. The project will design and evaluate novel delivery systems for genome editing tools in mice and large animal models. In a team, the position's primary focus is to evaluate the on-target and off-target activities by a mucosa-friendly capsid to deliver genetic and epigenetic editors. The successful candidate will participate in SCGE consortium network, seminars and team meetings to effectively prepare one's accomplished research for timely peer-reviewed publications

Salary Range

$53,460-$64,008 [Level 0-5, 100% annual], commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position Available - Closing Date

For full consideration, all application materials must be received by July 15, 2020. The job will remain open for applicants until August 20, 2020

Term of Appointment

This one-year appointment is based on the needs of the research project. Appointment can be extended upon satisfactory performance.

To Apply

To apply, please go to the following link:

Qualified applicants should upload submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research plan, and contact information for three references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For more information about the department, please visit the website:


Please direct questions to Dr. R. Holland Cheng,


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