Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR

ID: 7242301
Posted: May 4, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: NIH guidelines
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral positions available in Biochemistry and Structural Biology of DNA Repair

An NIH funded laboratory that investigates the structural biology and biochemistry of DNA repair in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is seeking enthusiastic, talented, and team-oriented individuals for open Postdoctoral positions.

The candidate will be responsible for studies of DNA repair employing structural, biochemical and/or biophysical approaches. The candidate will take advantage of cutting-edge capabilities in the laboratory and at UAMS, including x-ray crystallography and Cryo-EM, extensive biophysical instrumentation, a structural biology resource and numerous core facilities.

Required Qualifications
• PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Biophysics, or a related field
• Strong publication record with 1 or more first author publications in a peer-reviewed journal
• Fluency in English (written and oral) and strong scientific writing skills
• Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, communication and presentation abilities
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to collaborate with others

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with protein expression (esp. insect/mammalian) and purification
• Practical and theoretical understanding of X-ray crystallography and/or cryo-EM
• Experience with quantitative biophysical assays, enzyme kinetics (incl. transient kinetics), kinetic assay development
• Experience with high-throughput assays, quantitative ligand binding assays and/or small molecule assays

Your application should include a cover letter, CV, contact information for 2-3 references.