The Kaguni lab at Michigan State University seeks a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to determine the cryo-EM structure of a protein-DNA complex formed in the process of replication initiation using Escherichia coli as a model system (https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/faculty/jon-m-kaguni/current-research/). The individual will also obtain training in nucleic acid enzymology, and molecular genetics. The postdoc is expected to participate in seminars, journal clubs, weekly lab meetings, and prepare and submit manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals.
Applicants should have received a Ph.D. in biochemistry, structural biology, chemistry or related science field within the last five years and should have extensive experience in protein purification and biochemical characterization. Expertise in nucleic acids, protein biochemistry, and recombinant DNA techniques is highly desirable. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, and be comfortable working collaboratively with other lab members. The individual will receive a competitive salary with benefits and work in an excellent environment.
Support for this position is from funds from the National Science Foundation.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Ph.D. in biochemistry, structural biology, chemistry or related science field within the last five years.
Experience in protein purification and biochemical characterization.
Expertise in nucleic acids, protein biochemistry, and recombinant DNA techniques is highly desirable.
Required Application Materials
Cover letter summarizing research experience and research interests
Names and contact information for three references
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In additional to submitting application materials in the MSU Careers portal, qualified applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter summarizing research experience and research interests, and the names of three references to Dr. Jon M. Kaguni (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. The start date for the position is early 2023.
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