Position DetailsRecruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Associate
Department CABM Salary Commensurate With Experience Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey invites applications for a postdoctoral research position associated with the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine.
A Postdoctoral Associate position is immediately available in the lab of Dr. Eddy Arnold. The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research studying the structure and function of human viral proteins and polyproteins, including from SARS CoV-2, HIV-1, and an array of viruses that are significant pandemic threats. Structure determination of key viral proteins including polymerases will contribute to structure-guided drug design. These studies will also lead to insights into fundamental mechanisms of polymerization, inhibition, and resistance. This is a grant-funded appointment contingent upon the availability of funds to support it.
Posting Number 21FA1192 Posting Open Date Posting Close Date
Minimum Education and Experience
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related discipline with at least one year of postdoctoral research experience.
Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Applicants must have expert knowledge of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and cell biology techniques, including recombinant DNA technologies and protein expression and purification techniques. Advanced structural biology knowledge and skills including: 1) crystallization set-up using robotics, 2) experience using synchrotron beam lines for crystal diffraction, or 3) sample preparation and data processing experience in cryo-electron microscopy, are preferred (at least one of them is required). Expert knowledge of bioinformatic tools for drug design is strongly desired.
Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment
Laboratory environment. Universal precautions are mandatory.
This is a grant funded position contingent upon the availability of funds to support it.