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Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Richmond

Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Physiology & Biophysics

  • req915
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Department of Physiology & Biophysics
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Summary:

The postdoctoral fellow will to carry out structural analysis of macromolecular complexes involved in calcium homeostasis using cryoEM and 3D reconstruction. The postdoctoral fellow will form part of a multidisciplinary team that combines expertise in 3D structural biology, biochemistry, live cell imaging, electrophysiology, and cardiology. The laboratory is fully equipped for all aspects of protein purification, tissue embedding, TEM, cryo-EM, and computing, and offers an excellent training program.

Required Qualifications:

The candidate should have a PhD degree in Computer Science, Physics, Biophysics, Structural Biology or a related field, and prior experience in protein (esp. membrane protein) purification, TEM, cryo-EM and/or 3D structural determination

Preferred Qualifications:

The candidates should have excellent verbal and written scientific communication skills with experience in writing proposals and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. Ability to design and perform experiments, and to analyze and interpret data. Ability to maintain detailed documentation through electronic and notebook means. Ability to work independently as well as ability to work professionally and efficiently within the research group as a team player. Commitment to diversity. Other desirable skills include knowledge in programming languages, and writing linux shell, Perl, and awk scripts.

This is a restricted position and continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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