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Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Structural Biology
Institution: University of Montana
Department: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Location: Missoula, Montana, United States
Duties: The Postdoctoral associate will study the structure of fibronectin and the mechanism of fibronectin fibril formation. This involves preparing proteins and characterizing their interactions and structure using biochemical and biophysical methods. As such, the person in this position needs to be capable of performing highly complex tasks, working independently and collaboratively in designing and implementing strategies to achieve the research goals, analyzing data and publishing the results
Requirements: PhD. in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or a related field; Working knowledge of standard methods in molecular biology, protein expression and protein purification; Experience with and interest in protein characterization and structural biology; Proven record and ability to carry out innovative and insightful research; Strong quantitative skills; Ability to design and implement strategies to achieve research goals; Ability to analyze complex data and report results; Ability to learn new skills and apply them to the research project as needed; Ability and willingness to communicate with the PI and others in the laboratory, to collaborate on a research project, to supervise and mentor student researchers and technicians, and to maintain a safe and clean laboratory environment; A positive and constructive attitude, ability to interact patiently and respectfully with coworkers, learn from constructive criticism, and provide guidance to others as needed
   
Text: HomeEmployment ListingsAbout UsAnnouncementsFAQs All OpeningsView New OpeningsModify My ApplicationHiring Manager Login Your user session will timeout in 5 minutes. Please click OK to continue with your application. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Structural Biology, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Tracking Code 2609-254 Job Description A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Klára Briknarová at the University of Montana, Missoula. The Postdoctoral associate will study the structure of fibronectin and the mechanism of fibronectin fibril formation. This involves preparing proteins and characterizing their interactions and structure using biochemical and biophysical methods. As such, the person in this position needs to be capable of performing highly complex tasks, working independently and collaboratively in designing and implementing strategies to achieve the research goals, analyzing data and publishing the results. UM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story. Position Details Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month Letter of Appointment, and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package(i.e., MUS health insurance benefits, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program). Salary for this position is $45,000 - $53,000, commensurable with experience. Required Education and Skills PhD. in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or a related field. Working knowledge of standard methods in molecular biology, protein expression and protein purification. Experience with and interest in protein characterization and structural biology. Proven record and ability to carry out innovative and insightful research. Strong quantitative skills. Ability to design and implement strategies to achieve research goals. Ability to analyze complex data and report results. Ability to learn new skills and apply them to the research project as needed. Ability and willingness to communicate with the PI and others in the laboratory, to collaborate on a research project, to supervise and mentor student researchers and technicians, and to maintain a safe and clean laboratory environment. A positive and constructive attitude, ability to interact patiently and respectfully with coworkers, learn from constructive criticism, and provide guidance to others as needed. Preferred Qualifications Experience with macromolecular X-ray crystallography. Experience with cryo-electron microscopy, single molecule fluorescence, and/or cross-linking mass spectrometry. Experience with mammalian cell culture. About the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UM, and Missoula The mission of Briknarova's laboratory is research and training in the area of protein biochemistry and structural biology. To learn more visit: http://bit.ly/DrBriknarova. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers undergraduate and graduate students research opportunities in the areas of chemical education as well as organic, inorganic, environmental, physical, biological, analytical and medicinal chemistry. Our goal is to stimulate applied and basic research in chemistry, provide an experienced technical work force to address contemporary chemical problems, and to increase job opportunities for chemists within the state of Montana. The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with approximately 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 500+ full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 70,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below. University of Montana University Highlights City of Missoula Destination Missoula Video: There's This Place Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce State of Montana Visit Montana Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9). How to Apply Priority Application Date: July 2, 2020 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time) Applications received by the date above will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below. *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly. 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