Researcher in Molecular Nanotechnology

University of California Berkeley College of Engineering

Assistant Specialist –Molecular Nanotechnology – Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department

Job #JPF03080
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Position overview

Salary range: $26.30 - $29.08
Percent time: Approximately 50% time
Anticipated start: Fall 2021
Position duration: One year with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and availability of funding.

Application Window

Open date: August 18th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Tikhomirov Lab in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking an Assistant Specialist to conduct research in nanoscale self-assembly of electronics and robotics. We are looking for an ambitious individual to help develop a new approach to self-assembly of nanostructures with exotic optical and electronic properties. The Tikhomirov Lab combines the rational top-down engineering and bottom-up biomolecular assembly to study and develop new nanotechnologies.

The Assistant Specialist will join the research group of Dr. Grigory Tikhomirov with a focus on design and synthesis of DNA and non-DNA nanomaterials.

  • Model new DNA origami nanostructures in 3D design and molecular dynamics software.
  • Synthesize nanostructures using wet lab techniques.

This position will also include general lab set up and support responsibilities such as ordering materials from suppliers and developing new lab protocols.

This position is covered by the UC-UAW collective bargaining agreement for Academic Researchers. The current contract can be found here: Additional information can be found on the website:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's degree or equivalent International Degree

Preferred qualifications

• Master’s degree in electrical engineering or related field or international equivalent
• Interest in DNA nanotechnology
• Experience in laboratory research
• Organized and attentive to detail
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Interest in learning new techniques

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Berkeley, CA