A Scientist I position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Gino Cingolani (www.cingolanilab.org) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). We are seeking a motivated researcher with expertise in structural biology. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and help lab members carry out structure determination using single particle analysis software, de novo model building, and structure refinement. Experience with vitrification of biological specimens, cryo-EM data collection, Linux, and GPU-computing is highly desired while knowledge of protein purification and molecular biology techniques is not required for this job.
The Cingolani lab is equipped with several multi-GPU workstations and a GPU cluster for single particle analysis: a variety of cryo-EM datasets are immediately available for structural analysis. Candidates with a doctorate or master's degree in structural biology (e.g., cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography, computational biology, etc.) and demonstrated experience in single particle analysis are encouraged to apply. Salary for this position varies broadly depending on qualifications, years of experience, and publication record. In addition, the Scientist I position offers significant opportunities for career progression and growth (https://www.uab.edu/humanresources/home/compensation/research-career-ladder). UAB consistently ranks among the top US universities and Birmingham is one of the best US cities.
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To employ a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures in a particular field of specialization.
To plan, coordinate and conduct research.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Plans, coordinates, and conducts scientific research requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard scientific techniques.
Designs, performs and/or oversees experiments and data collection to ensure data integrity and quality control.
Collects, analyzes, and interprets data; prepares statistical and narrative reports and/or graphs for publications, grant applications, and presentations at scientific conferences.
Performs and/or oversees new research procedures.
Helps the PI supervise/train students and other trainees in the lab.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Annual Salary Range$63,125.00 - $103,700.00
Doctor of Philosophy, D.V.M. or M.D. degree in a related field and two (2) years of related experience
OR M.D. and Master's degree.
OR Master's degree and four (4) years of related experience
OR Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of related experience
Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Ph.D. or Master's in structural biology or related field preferred.
Prior experience with vitrification, Cryo-EM and/or X-ray crystallography.
Experience with software for single particle analysis, model building, and refinement.
Knowledge of Linux and experience with GPU-computing.
People skills and willingness to work in a team
:392100000 Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager):Onsite
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