JOB NO.: 90931-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Categories: Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 90931-AS
Working Title: SCIENTIST
Official Title: ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST(E10FN) or ASSISTANT SCIENTIST(E10LN)
Hiring Department: A073000-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/BIOCHEMISTRY
Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 11, 2017
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $40,861 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
PhD in Biochemistry or related field
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Demonstrated work experience (beyond Ph.D. study) in a research laboratory is required. The incumbent needs to demonstrate and apply a thorough understanding of scientific methods, research protocols, assessment instruments, and data interpretation. He or she will design, perform, and/or oversee experiments and data collection to ensure data integrity and quality control. This should include the following skills.
Demonstrated skill in the routine skills of molecular biology including PCR, use of restriction enzymes, and assembly and design of constructs needed for protein expression in heterologous systems.
Demonstrated skill in mid scale protein expression in bacteria and insect cells.
Demonstrated skill in protein purification at a level needed for X-ray crystallization and biophysical study.
Experience in protein characterization by routine biophysical methods is preferred. This would include experience in gel filtration, spectroscopic methods, mass spectrometry, and isothermal calorimetry. Experience in X-ray crystallography is not required as training in this discipline will be provided.
Ability to use computer software packages for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases is essential.
Good verbal and written communication skills are required.
Research in the Rayment laboratory is directed towards understanding the structure and function of motor proteins, components of the yeast spindle pole body, and enzymes involved in mycotoxin inactivation through diffraction methods. Although the primary technique used in these studies is X-ray crystallography, a wide range of complementary biophysical approaches are utilized either directly or through collaborative interactions. The candidate will participate in the research associated with molecular motors and the yeast spindle pole body. The goal will be to establish a structural framework for microtubule organizing centers and cargo transport by kinesin motors. Enthusiasm for understanding protein structure and function at the molecular level is essential.
Title prefix is dependent on relevant work experience.
Instructions to applicants:
To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Advertised: 08 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: 6 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time