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Protein Crystallization Scientist

Richmond

Protein Crystallization Scientist

  • req2659
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Position Description:

Since its inception in 1996, the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering has brought innovative, real-world engineering education to Central Virginia. Comprised of five different departments plus the Dean’s office, the College of Engineering enrolls more than 1,700 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in several degree programs supported by approximately 550 full-time, part-time, and student employees. As part of a premier research university known for tenacity, love of the city of Richmond, and commitment to diversity and access, the College of Engineering values the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences.

We are seeking a talented and passionate scientist who is eager to be part of cutting edge science and development for protein therapeutics. The project offers unique opportunity to collaborate with scientists and engineers. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in medicinal chemistry, and/or protein crystallization, and biophysical/biochemical characterization. The current position is part-time, non-benefited limited to 28 hours per week, but possible to later convert to full-time benefited position based on performance.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Degree in biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, biophysics, structural biology, bioengineering, or other related field
  • Expertise in protein crystal and science (e.g., biophysics), and/or in protein analytical and stability characterization techniques, and/or in protein preparation and purification
  • Effective communication skills, such as composing manuscripts and presenting results
  • The College of Engineering supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Interest and ability to mentor junior team members, and ensure laboratory safety

 

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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