Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan
Research Associate-Fixed Term
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Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Natural Science
Department:Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098
Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Categories:Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union
A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Orlando in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University (www.orlandolabmsu.com). We seek a postdoctoral researcher who is interested in leading a project to understand the structure and function of membrane transporters involved in lipid signaling. The successful candidate will leverage cryo-electron microscopy together with biochemical and cellular based assays to understand the mechanisms of bioactive lipid transport and signaling.
Description of duties: The postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for all aspects of a structure determination pipeline, including molecular cloning, membrane protein expression and purification, single particle cryo-EM structure determination, and biochemical assays.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Biochemistry or related
A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Structural Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field is required.
Experience in protein expression and purification methods is required.
Prior experience with membrane protein purification and/or structural methods (X-Ray crystallography, NMR, Cryo-EM) is not required, but will be regarded as highly beneficial.
Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references.
Start date is to be set as soon as selected candidate is able to begin in the position, and is contingent upon possessing or obtaining valid work authorization.
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Advertised:Nov 6, 2020Eastern Standard Time