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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 03/10/2017
Postdoctoral Fellow - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, 11-month, post-doctoral fellow position. This position will be performing research on a project that aims to understand the structure and function of a number of essential proteins involved in human diseases. The goal of the project is to unravel, by molecular biology and crystallographic approaches: (i) crystal structures of the components and sub-complexes; (ii) protein-protein interactions within the protein complexes. The expected results will provide a platform for designing selective inhibitors that my ultimately be developed into new therapeutics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to carry out (i) molecular biology, protein expression and purification methods to obtain insight into protein-protein interactions and (ii) to determine high resolution crystal structures of individual protein components, and in particular of protein complexes. This is an 11-month, non-tenure track faculty position.

Appointment period is academic year: July 1- May 31. Hours required may include some early mornings, evenings and/or weekends to meet research needs. Post doc appointments are made for a term of one year or less. Reappointment for a total period of not more than three years may be made. This is a non-exempt position (which indicates that the position is not exempt from overtime pay or comp time accrual). Office hours are 8:00 - 5:00 with one hour for lunch. Any deviation from regularly scheduled office hours requires pre-approval from your supervisor. Exposure to lab chemicals.  Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. / Ed.D.; Biochemistry or Biophysics. Good knowledge and experience with molecular biology for protein over-expression. Experience with: protein expression and purification methods of soluble proteins from various systems, characterizing purified soluble proteins, and good experience with protein structure determination methods, including: Xray diffraction data collection and data processing. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. / Ed.D.; Biochemistry. Experience with protein crystallization methods for multi-protein complexes and protein crystal cryo-protection procedures.

Apply online at for consideration. Applicant materials should include a letter indicating interest, qualifications and experience; curriculum vitae; a list of three (3) names, with telephone numbers and e-mail address who may be contacted for additional information. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.  Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)