A postdoctoral position is immediately available for a highly motivated biochemist/structural biologist interested in studying molecular mechanisms of signaling by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins.
Posttranslational modification of proteins by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifiers occurs through the sequential activities of a cascade of enzymes and a major focus of the laboratory is to understand the structural basis by which this enzymatic machinery functions. We address these issues using a multidisciplinary approach that combines structural biology, biochemical/biophysical techniques, and cell-based studies.
Candidates should hold a recently obtained PhD in biochemistry, chemistry, or related subject, with demonstrated expertise in X-ray crystallography and/or the biochemical analysis of protein ubiquitination.
MUSC is well-equipped for all aspects of X-ray crystallography, including institutional membership of the SER-CAT facility at the Advanced Photon Source. We have a vibrant and growing program in structural biology and work in a highly collaborative environment. MUSC is located in historic Charleston, SC where the weather is beautiful year-round. There are several beaches within minutes of the city and the mountains are only three hours away. In addition to these amenities, the art, history, food, and festivals make Charleston a fantastic place to work and live.
Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org and apply online at: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/756/cw/en-us/job/510945/univ-postdoctoral-scholar-biochemistry-molecular-biology.
The position will remain open until filled.
Shaun K. Olsen, PhD
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Medical University of South Carolina
173 Ashley Avenue, MSC 509
Charleston, SC 29425