Summary of Position: A Researcher position is open in the new Lab of Prof. Elias. The successful candidate will actively participate maintaining the Lab, and will be responsible for independently conducting a series a major experiments to promote the Lab research projects. The objective is to make significant scientific achievements and produce high impact publications. The project consist in producing engineering and characterizing the effects of quorum quenching enzymes on bacteria and complex communities.
Essential and Other Functions: 60% - Carrying out laboratory experiments Independently conduct protein purification, protein characterization, protein engineering, sequencing (DNA) studies.
20% - Design experiments To design routine experiments in frame with the research project objectives, on both a day-to-day and long-term basis.
10% - Prepare results for presentation, articles, and grant submissions The results of the project will be published in major journals in the field and presented at national and international meetings. This position will require data compilation and figure preparation that will be incorporated into manuscripts to be written and submitted for publication as well as posters, oral presentations, and grant submission.
5% - Archive Data and Materials Archive all experiments performed in the course of the study, as well as the generated reagents in accordance to lab convention. All strains, DNA constructs and reagents are to be maintained, with a full record of the work.
5% - Routine laboratory maintenance and assist Lab co-workers Assist in maintaining a ready supply of strains, solutions, chemicals, and various lab reagents to ensure efficient functioning of the lab. The candidate is also expected to assist other Lab co-workers.
Supervision Supervise undergraduate students that will help to promote the research project.
Working Conditions The majority of the work will be performed in a standard laboratory setting. The associate may be required to travel in the USA or abroad to attend scientific conferences.
Essential Qualifications Ph.D. in biochemistry, structural biology or equivalent is required. Extensive experience in molecular biology and protein biochemistry is essential, and a demonstrated ability to independently design and carry out research projects and publish research results in a timely fashion.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with engineering and structural biology is preferred.
Internal Number: 336757
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