Research Associate at Indiana University

Employer
Indiana University
Location
Bloomington, Indiana
Salary
Minimum $38,000/year plus benefits; salary will be commensurate with experience
Posted
March 06 2018
Ref
21803-05
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Lab Information:  The Douglas research group specializes in the use of virus like particles and other protein cage structures for applications in immunology, chemical biology, catalysis, and materials science (http://douglas.chem.indiana.edu/).

Job Summary:  The Douglas Lab is taking applications for one Research Associate position.  The successful applicant will clone (mutate), express, purify and characterize a range of proteins, maintain DNA plasmid library and glycerol stocks of bacterial cultures, assist with lab instrument maintenance, and prepare data for publication/grant writing.  The applicant is expected to have a strong background in protein biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or microbiology.

Required Qualifications:  M.S. degree with knowledge or experience in biochemistry and microbiology techniques.  Needs to be proficient with bacterial growth, protein expression and purification, molecular biology (cloning and mutagenesis), lab equipment use, and maintaining a BSL1 (or BSL2) lab.

Preferred Qualifications:  A strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, or biomaterials chemistry. Some research experience in cell biology, immunology, or biomaterials chemistry is highly desirable. Excellent communication skills and publications on related topics in peer-reviewed journals are required.

Department Contact for Questions:  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5574. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Dr. Trevor Douglas, ATTN: Chemistry Search, Department of Chemistry, 800 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Review of applications will begin March 20, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Information about the department and the university is available at http://www.chem.indiana.edu/.

Special Instructions:  Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vita, and contact information for at least two references. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5574. Review of applications will begin March 20, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Interviews to be conducted starting March 21, 2018.  Information about the department and the university is available at http://www.chem.indiana.edu/.

Earliest anticipated start date is March 26, 2018. The initial appointment will be for 12 months. Additional 12-month extension will be available based on performance and/or availability of funds.

Indiana University is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.