Bacterial microcompartments are organelles composed entirely of protein that enable bacteria to use diverse substrates in nutritionally poor environments, thereby contributing to fitness. Our group is interested in both fundamental studies of their functional diversity, and their re-design for metabolic engineering, synthetic cells and therapeutics.
The postdoctoral position involves protein/enzyme biochemistry, functional and structural characterization (including EM techniques, x-ray crystallography, x-ray footprinting), and synthetic biology-based approaches in vitro and in E. coli.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong background in molecular biology and/or biochemistry who can interact collaboratively among a variety of disciplines.
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Demonstrated ability to independently carry out creative research with tenacity and of the highest quality standards. This includes experimental design, trouble shooting, interpretation of data and the ability to situate results in the context of the broader goals of the project and the Lab
Prepare manuscripts for publication and assist with the development of funding proposals and patents.
Experience in overexpression and purification of proteins/enzymes
Experience in genetic manipulation of microorganisms
Demonstrated ability to conduct and perform collaborative research and effectively interact with a broad range of colleagues
Ability to organize and present reports to collaborators and sponsors.
Basic working knowledge of bioinformatics tools.
Ability to work independently and as a team member in a diverse team environment.
Experience and skill in preparing research publications
Experience in one or more of the following: synthetic biology or bioengineering, protein design, high-throughput approaches to cloning and imaging, enzymology or biophysical characterization of macromolecular complexes.
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