Post Doc Fellow, Biophysics

Location
Main Campus
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News and World Report has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The College of Medicine is the No. 40 Medical School for Research. The 2017 Nature index of Life Science for the University of Cincinnati is ranked as 91 out of more than 5000 Institutes worldwide. In the Web of Sciences ESI ranking, all research catalogs related biology and medicine for University of Cincinnati fall into top 1% globally.

Dr. Jiajie Diao at Department of Cancer Biology currently has one postdoctoral position available. Recent publications can be found at http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4288-3203. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.

Job Summary: The main research project is to study key protein factors regulating SNARE-mediated membrane fusion. We use reconstituted systems with recombinant proteins for in vitro analysis. Particular emphasis is on mechanistic studies using transient kinetic methods (fluorescence) as well as thermodynamic (equilibrium binding and isothermal titration calorimetry), single-molecule fluorescence and structural (x-ray crystallography & electron microscope) approaches.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D., M.D. in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomaterials, Bioengineering, Biomedicine, or Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Ideal Qualifications: Strong expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology techniques, in particular protein expression, purification and characterization.

Please direct any questions concerning the position to [email protected].

This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

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