Texas A&M University - Central Texas (TAMUCT)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University - Central Texas (TAMUCT)

College Station, TX, United States

Postdoctoral research associate: biophysics and structural biology of protein-membrane systems

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, United States

Position description:

The project will make use of NMR, X-ray crystallography, atomistic molecular dynamics simulations, and eventually cryoEM to uncover the molecular mechanisms of protein recruitment to membranes.  The focus is specifically on AGC kinases that are involved in signal transduction at the membrane surface and whose dysregulation is implicated in human disease.  This position is ideal for applicants who would like to learn how to synergistically combine experimental and computational approaches to achieve atomic-level description of complex biomolecular systems and gain insight into mechanisms of signal transduction.

Highly desirable skills include: proficiency in one of the structural biology techniques (NMR, X-ray crystallography, or cryoEM) and/or fluorescence spectroscopy; experience in using Python for scientific software programming; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, or a related field.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  The applicants should send their CV, the names of three referees, and representative publications to tigumenova@tamu.edu.

Texas A&M, one of the largest universities in the USA, has more than 65,000 students from all 50 states and 124 countries, a multibillion-dollar endowment ranked 4th among public universities, and a top 20 research enterprise.  College Station/Bryan is a Sun Belt metropolitan area with nearly 180,000 residents.  It is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country, yet retains a low cost of living with easy access to major Texas cities.  Texas A&M University is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate