Mar 14, 2019

Postdoc position in biomolecular solid-state NMR at Florida State University, Fl, USA


Postdoctoral Position

Structural Biology of Ribonucleoproteins using solid-state NMR

Silvers Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

The Silvers lab at Florida State University has an opening for a postdoctoral position with experience in using solid-state NMR on peptides and proteins that is available immediately. The successful candidate will participate in projects combining a variety of biophysical methods including solid-state and solution NMR spectroscopy, cryoEM, and X-ray crystallography to investigate protein:RNA and protein:DNA interactions.

About the candidate:

This position requires a PhD in (bio)chemistry, (bio)physics, or a closely related field. Candidates should have a strong background in biomolecular solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Experience in other methods such as solution NMR spectroscopy, general biochemical and biophysical methods, recombinant production of proteins, as well as in vitro biosynthesis of DNA and RNA are of advantage. Furthermore, candidates should be interested in working in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.

About the location:

The position is located at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FSU with strong ties to the Institute of Molecular Biophysics and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. The Institute of Molecular Biophysics (IMB) is highly collaborative institute focused on structural biology research. The faculty at the IMB belongs to various departments and utilizes a plethora of structural biology tools including solid-state and solution NMR, X-ray crystallography, and cryo-EM, among others. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world. Every year, more than a thousand scientists from dozens of countries come to use our unique magnets with the support of highly experienced staff scientists and technicians. Several high-field magnets (600-900 MHz) equipped with solution state probes and solid-state probes spinning up to 110kHz are available.

About the position:

The position is initially for 1 year but can be extended to 2 years. Domestic and international candidates are encouraged to apply. Florida State University is an equal opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination for any member of the University's community.

How to apply:

Apply online at https://jobs.fsu.edu. Go to “Browse Job Openings” and search for Job ID 44949 to apply. Please include a brief cover letter, a CV, and the contact information for three references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Any questions about the position should be directed at rsilvers@fsu.edu.

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Dr. Robert Silvers
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Institute of Molecular Biophysics
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University

91 Chieftan Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4380

office phone: 850-645-9649

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