Job Summary: The Lewis Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research position. The position offers an opportunity to develop stimulus-responsive chemical switches to modulate protein confirmation and enzyme catalysis. The successful applicant will gain experience with organic synthesis, bioconjugation methods, unnatural amino acid mutagenesis, computational modeling, and directed enzyme evolution while addressing fundamental questions regarding protein conformational dynamics. These efforts will be conducted as part of a funded Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) that includes collaborators in computational simulation, protein-based materials, and state of the art nanoscale characterization. Motivated applicants with PhD training in any area of chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics will be considered.
The Lewis Lab is a dynamic multidisciplinary laboratory environment. The successful applicant will play an integral role within our growing team of chemists, biochemists, and protein engineers and will emerge with a skill set that is equally relevant to academia and industry. Trainees receive regular guidance and feedback to ensure progress is made toward their career goals, whatever those may be. Trainees are also afforded the scheduling flexibility needed to maintain an appropriate work life balance and a safe laboratory environment in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For additional information visit: https://lewis.lab.indiana.edu/
Ph.D. at time of appointment in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or any related discipline.
Proficiency with chemical or molecular biology is essential. The ideal applicant would also be familiar with organic synthesis, bioconjugation methods, enzyme assay development, computational modeling methods (e.g. ROSETTA), and directed evolution.
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Prof. Jared C. Lewis, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, email@example.com.
Questions regarding the application process or employment at Indiana University can be directed to: Jennifer McCloud, HR Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAA #: 22007-04
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 9757
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.