Visiting Research Scientist - Biochemistry (151628)
- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
- Location: Champaign, Illinois
- Category: Admin-Laboratory and Research
- Posting Date: 10/09/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Visiting Research Scientist
Department of Biochemistry
The Department of Biochemistry is searching for a Visiting Research Scientist to carry out and help coordinate research in the Huang laboratory.
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Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Carry out high-level biochemical and structural characterization of protein enzymes, with an emphasis on research topics related to biological conflict.
- Supervise (includes: hire, train, assign and review work of, conduct performance evaluations for, address work issues, approve time for, set work schedules, and set goals for) graduate students and undergraduate students.
- Collaborate with lab members on various research projects.
- Co-write grant applications for science projects, or educational and outreach projects, including applications to support the position.
- Train lab personnel in biochemical and structural techniques including cloning, protein expression, protein purification, sampling preparation for data collection, and structural characterization.
- Attend conferences and meetings, both internal and external, to disseminate project results.
- Co-author publications on research results for scientific journals, proceedings or books.
- Participate in summer schools or similar outreach and learning activities, including the necessary travel. Tasks include designing course modules, supervising summer school TAs, organizing poster sessions for visitors, preparing technical pamphlets and handouts.
Required: PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Microbiology or related area. At least 5 years of postdoctoral experience in biochemical and structural characterization of biological systems. Experience in cloning, protein purification and characterization, enzymatic assays techniques, crystallization and data collection via X-ray crystallography, sample preparation and data collection via cryo-EM, and structural determination.
Preferred: Strong publication record.
Successful candidates will have a strong working knowledge of biochemical and structural studies of protein enzymes, as evidenced by training completion or publications utilizing the skills; Ability to supervise others and mentor students. Exceptional organization, supervisory, and communications skills desired to provide daily leadership for a laboratory research team. Familiarity with computational molecular science tools, including model building and structural refinement software. Experience with protein enzymes. Experience with grant proposal preparation and submission to Federal agencies. Demonstrated ability to carry out interdisciplinary research in close collaboration with microbiology laboratories, as evidenced by participation in joint research grants and/or joint publications. Awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural and linguistic differences. Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
This is a full-time, visiting academic professional, partially grant supported, 12-month position subject to the continued availability of funding and programmatic need. Position may become a regular, non-visiting position at a later date depending on funding and programmatic need. The starting date is negotiable and the salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references by October 21, 2021. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, however no hire will be made until after the closing date.
For further information please contact Cara Day, Office Manager, Department of Biochemistry, at email@example.com .
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