Scientist (Ph.D.) : Molecular Biology / Membrane Protein Biochemistry
The New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) is a shared research organization, owned and operated by nine eminent research universities and medical schools in the New York area. NYSBC is devoted to advancing structural and functional characterization of biological processes through technology development for cutting-edge biomedical research. Within the NYSBC organization, the Center on Membrane Protein Production and Analysis (COMPPÅ) focuses on the production and characterization of membrane proteins of relevance to biology and medicine.
COMPPÅ is seeking an experienced molecular biologist/biochemist to join a team of scientists specialized in the production and analysis of membrane proteins. The successful candidate is expected to work on the design and construction of expression vectors, the expression of recombinant membrane proteins in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, their purification, and optimization of their integrity for functional and structural analyses (i.e., for x-ray crystallography and cryo-EM). Offering a broad range of scientific opportunities, COMPPÅ is committed to developing advanced technologies to gain insight into the structure and function of membrane proteins.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, or a related field, with at least two years of postdoctoral experience. A proven track record in protein expression, purification and characterization is essential. Prior experience in functional characterization of transmembrane enzymes, channels, or transporters is highly desirable, as is experience in eukaryotic cell culture and use of eukaryotic systems for membrane protein production. Experience with cell-free production of membrane proteins is also a plus. Excellent communications skills, including technical communication with other staff scientists, group presentation, and scientific writing, will be key to success in the offered position. Salary level commensurate with qualifications and experience.