Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Pharmacology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
This funded research project focuses on two viral systems-retroviral/lentiviral and SARS-Cov2. A major focus is studying the tethering of the Moloney murine leukemia virus (MLV) pre-integration complex with host chromosomes, and the subsequent integration events. Of particular interest is to define the structures of viral proteins and their complexes with host factors and nucleosome. The successful candidate will participate in projects combining solution-state NMR, CryoEM (at Rutgers Proteomics), bioinformatics, and other experimental data to produce 3D structures and provide structure function analysis of protein:protein and protein:DNA complexes. Additional studies involve the entry of SARS-CoV2 into animal cells and screening for inhibitors.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Prepares experimental data for publication and grant applications.
Maintains accurate records of laboratory notebooks and research activity. Reviews literature and prepares manuscripts and abstracts for submission.
Presents findings at national meetings.
May also mentor graduate/undergraduate students.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Qualified candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical sciences or related disciplines.
Background in cancer biology, virology, and molecular and cellular biology essential.
Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The candidate must be highly motivated with evidence of productivity.
Individual must also possess strong writing skills, be well organized and have the ability to think independently.
The successful candidate must be willing to work with retroviral and lentiviral vectors including bacterial and mammalian cell culture, and to carry out protein sample production and purification.
Experience with protein purification, structural biology and bioinformatics.
Posting Number: 21ST0085
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 125040
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