Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Position: Duties as Postdoctoral Associate will principally include the design, implementation, and interpretation of experiments aimed at investigating the structural dynamics of membrane proteins using a variety of solution and solid-state NMR techniques. The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for writing all manuscripts communicating experimental results. The Postdoctoral Associate will also assist in the technical training and supervision of technicians, undergraduate, and graduate students, and in planning/drafting relevant portions of extramural grants to continue support of the project. Finally, the Postdoctoral Associate participates actively in relevant seminars, journal clubs and symposia.
65% Experimental design and implementation Will execute experimental procedures related to the characterization of protein kinase A dynamics and interaction with substrates and inhibitors solution-state NMR spectroscopy. Will also develop new solution-state NMR methodologies for application to studying ternary enzyme complexes.
10% Drafting scientific manuscripts Will serve as primary author of manuscripts communicating experimental results
15% Training/supervision of technicians and undergraduates Teach technical staff newly developed methodologies and supervise data acquisition
5% Assist in planning and drafting extramural research proposals Will work with direct supervisor to plan and draft portions of research grants relevant to newly developed methodologies
5% Text Participation in seminars, journal clubs and symposia Will present at least 1 formal seminar per year (locally or at relevant national meeting) and regularly attend relevant local seminars and journal clubs
Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology with at least two peer-reviewed publications.
Preferred Qualifications: 4 years of experience with protein expression and purification for solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopy, having a theoretical background in pulse sequences for solution-state and experience in protein expression and optimization for determination of protein structure.
Internal Number: 340768
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