Postdoctoral Fellow - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Colorado State University

Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado
$48,000 - $55,000
January 29 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Colorado State University Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral Fellow - Lab of Dr. Eric Ross

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at CSU offers a high quality research and learning environment. Faculty research accomplishments have been recognized nationally and internationally in the areas of biochemistry and molecular, cellular, and structural biology.

Our lab is located on the beautiful campus of Colorado State University in lovely Fort Collins. Colorado State University is a thriving public research university with competitive research and teaching endeavors. Located along the Front Range, we are part of a larger research community that encompasses University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and the University of Wyoming.

Fort Collins is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the US and boasts world class outdoor activities.

Position Summary

This is a non-tenure track position requiring advanced training and skills in biochemistry and molecular biology. Dr. Eric Ross's lab uses a combination of yeast genetics, biochemistry, and bioinformatics to study the causes and consequences of protein aggregation. The successful applicant is expected to conceive and perform innovative experiments examining the amino acid sequence requirements for functional and pathogenic protein aggregation;

interactions of protein aggregates with the cellular proteostasis machinery; and the regulation of functional protein assemblies. This position involves designing and engaging in independent research and actively publishing research finding.

Required Job Qualifications

A Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and a record of peer-reviewed publications is required.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience with yeast genetics and protein biochemistry is preferred.

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

This position is expected to conceive and perform innovative experiments to develop and examine the causes and consequences of protein aggregation.

The goal is to understand the amino acid sequence requirements for formation of stable amyloid aggregates and dynamic, reversible assemblies; the interactions of protein aggregates with the cellular proteostasis machinery; and the regulation of functional protein assemblies. The experiments will include both in vivo experiments in yeast and in vitro protein biochemistry experiments.

The Post Doctoral Fellow will meet at least weekly with the PI to design discuss the design and interpretation of experiments.

Percentage Of Time 75

Job Duty Category Non Research Duty/Responsibility

The Post Doctoral Fellow will write manuscripts detailing the processes and findings of the research. The researcher will mentor junior researchers in the lab, and coordinate the reporting of research progress during weekly meetings with the research group.

Percentage Of Time 25

Application Details Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by 2/10/2019, 11:59 pm (MT) with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications and a resume or CV. Please include contact information for at least 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

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