Postdoctoral Associate Position at Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
We invite outstanding PhDs and PhD candidates to apply for a post-doctoral position in molecular and cellular biology, with emphasis on protein chemistry and biochemistry. Our laboratory studies transition metal-containing proteins and their medical relevance using a combination of biochemical, bioinformatics, cell biology, structural and spectroscopic means. Our laboratory is located in the Natural Science Center of Georgia State University (GSU) campus. The post-doctorate will have an excellent opportunity to learn a wide variety of research techniques of protein chemistry and spectroscopy and to publish in prime biochemistry journals.
GSU is a major research university in the southeast region of the United States. The Department of Chemistry runs a strong research program with annual extramural funding exceeding six million dollars, over hundred graduate students, and more than twenty postdoctoral associates. Atlanta, where GSU is located, is a rising metropolis that is fun to live, with year-long comfortable weather and numerous international supermarkets scattered throughout neighborhoods in the city. As the main hub and headquarters of Delta Airlines, it is easy to get around to anywhere in the world, too. Duties and Responsibilities: Molecular cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, and cell biology in cell signaling regulation studies and metabolic pathways. The post-doctorate will interact closely with the nine graduate students of the Liu laboratory while running an independent research project. The anticipated work includes but is not limited to the following: cloning an uncharacterized metalloprotein, cutting or adding a piece of nucleotide sequences from or to a protein, and creating a heterodimer fusion protein (e.g. p50/p65) from the genes of two homodimer proteins (p50, and p65). Research background in knock-out and knock-in techniques in cancer cell lines is strongly desirable. Our lab, however, does not perform animal model studies. Requirements: Experience with relevant molecular cloning is essential. Candidates must have a PhD by the time of the employment and demonstrated experience. Salary: The initial annual salary depends on the candidate's prior experience. Raises will be determined every half year depending on performance. Fringe benefit will be provided according to the institutional rules. Application: Applicants should send their CV, a research statement summarizing previous accomplishment and future research interests (3-page maximum), and the names of three references to Dr. Aimin Liu at [Only registered users see links. ]. Date Posted: February 17, 2011.