Essential Functions: The applied molecular immunology laboratory at the Department of Medicine and Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetic (CMMG) at Wayne State University has an immediate opening at the level of post- doctoral position or research Associate. Position is secured through a new R01 and salary is guaranteed for at least 4 years. The incumbent will work closely with PI to develop protein- based immunodiagnostics for various respiratory diseases, including sarcoidosis and tuberculosis and will be responsible for the design and implementation of major experimental projects essential to the laboratory's scientific research goals. Best candidate is a highly motivated individual with ambition for future career in academia or biotech industry that has developed an extensive and specialized knowledge of the scientific principles, concepts and technology related to the establishment of structural databases for antibodies and corresponding antigens using various venues, predominantly phage display technology. Within this program we will work with national and international academic partners on novel and emerging diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities to develop novel human antibodies against a variety of protein targets using human samples. The protein-protein interaction molecular simulation specialist will develop and fine tune methods, assays and procedures for projects, prepare scientific papers and presentations and work independently under the guidance of PI.
Qualifications: PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field Experience in phage display technology, Biopanning, microarrayExperience in the gene/protein data analytics space. Experience in gene/protein annotations, database establishment and miningExperience in macrophage, B cells, T cells and antibodyExperience in ELISA development or other platform for immunoscreening human plasma or sera Experience with proposal writing and preparationAbility to work independently to conceive, plan and carry out to completion molecular simulation projectsWork well in team environments; strong communication/organization skills; detail-oriented
Internal Number: 76_207825
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.