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Role and Regulation of Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase in Pain and Inflammation

The Hammock’s laboratory is seeking two NIH supported postgraduate researchers. The biochemical basis of human and environment interactions has been the long term theme of research and training in the Laboratory. We employ a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to research that delves into basic questions of biology and biochemistry that have practical implications for improving both human and environmental health.


The first position will make creative contributions to the fields of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry with particular emphasis on the development and use of novel recombinant antibodies, biological reagents and tools. The position requires knowledge in protein expression and purification as well as analytical chemistry, employing techniques such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), phagedisplay technology, biosensors, bio-conjugation, Western blots and immunohistochemistry.


The second position will focus on the biochemistry and regulation of enzymes involved in synthesis and degradation of lipid chemical mediators as related to disease, with particular emphasis on the use of in vitro and in vivo models of pain, inflammation and neuroinflammatory disorders to analyze physiological and pharmacological discoveries. The position requires knowledge in animal studies, physiologic markers and pharmacology as well as tissue, protein and RNA analysis of samples.


The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (analytical chemistry, biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Toxicology) and an interest in regulatory lipids. The positions are available immediately with possibility of renewal depending of funding availability. The positions are opened until filled. Application package (one pdf that includes brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and names and contact information of three references) should be send via email to


UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruit a diverse research community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Salary will be based on level of experience according to UC Davis policies (

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