Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Biology

Date Posted: 2023/08/10 

Work Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US 

About us:  

The SGC-UNC is an open science research center within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy that develops small molecule chemical probes for protein kinases, proteins involved in neurodegeneration, and proteins associated with rare diseases. We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Biology. 
Position Summary: 

We seek highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals who have a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences to develop and run biochemical and cell-based assays to support the optimization of chemical probes, including protein thermal stability and NanoBRET target engagement assays. This position offers an exciting opportunity to generate new research tools and data that will be made freely available to the research community. The ideal candidate must have a track record of impactful scientific contributions, outstanding communication skills, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to collaborate with scientists across other disciplines. 

This employee should have the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and adapt to changes in work priorities; strong written and oral communication skills; and the ability to present data internally and contribute to external publications when appropriate. Prior experience in developing and running screening assays to support chemistry projects is required as is a PhD in molecular biology, biological sciences or a related field of study.  They should have demonstrated broad scientific and technical assay development expertise in the areas of molecular biology (including DNA/RNA isolation and quantitation, cloning, primer design, and quantitative PCR Q- and QRT-PCR) and cell biology (including culture of cell lines and primary cells, transfections and transductions, and cell-based reporter and functional assays), proficiency with protein expression and purification in E.coli and baculovirus, quantitative enzyme assays, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, Western blot analysis, and SDS page is preferable. 

Interested persons, please apply here

Closing Date: 
Tuesday 31st October 2023
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