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
Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
A postdoctoral research associate position in structural biology is immediately available in the Hu lab at the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University. By deploying approaches of structural biology (primarily x-ray crystallography), biochemistry, biophysics, and cell biology, my group has been working on multiple macromolecules important in biomedicine and biotechnology, including the ZIP metal transporters (Nat Commun. 2016, 7:11979;Sci Adv. 2017, 3:e1700344;Cell Rep. 2020, 31:107582), the PIPK lipid kinases (Sci Adv. 2016, 2:e1600925;Biochem J. 2018, 475:2257), and the LarA racemases/epimerases (Science. 2015, 349:66;PNAS. 2017, 114:9074). For more information, please visithttps://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/faculty/jian-hu/.
The recently opened and fully functional MSU cryo-EM facilities have a 200 kV Talos Arctica microscope equipped with a Falcon 3 direct detection detector, phase plate, and autoloader. The facilities provide state-of-the-art computational resources, training for students and postdocs, and opportunities for collaboration with the core faculty members. More information can be found athttps://cryo-em.natsci.msu.edu/equipment/cryo-em-facility/. Additional microscopes complementary to the facilities are available in The Center for Advanced Microscopy (https://cryo-em.natsci.msu.edu/equipment/center-for-advanced-microscopy/).
Description of duties: Single-particle cryo-EM will be applied to the suitable systems which have been identified in the ongoing projects to clarify the working mechanisms at atomic resolution through a combination of biochemical, biophysical and cell biological approaches.
The successful candidate is expected to be highly self-motivated with Ph.D. in structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or related fields. Hands-on experience and a proven track record in single-particle cryo-EM is required. Experience in large scale eukaryotic protein expression/purification, ideally using mammalian cell expression system, is desirable. Experience in membrane protein study is a plus but not a must.
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, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Biophy
Ph.D. in structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or related fields; hands-on experience and a proven track record in single-particle cryo-EM are required.
Experience in large scale eukaryotic protein expression/purification, ideally using mammalian cell expression system, is desirable. Experience in membrane protein study is a plus but not a must.
Required Application Materials
Cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three professional references.
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