Post Doctoral

Troy, New York (US)
NIH scale postdoc salary, with benefits.
March 13 2019
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Full Time
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Post Doctoral

The Bystroff laboratory @ RPI is developing fluorescent protein-based biosensors for viral proteins and other targets. Green fluorescent protein may be circularly permuted, split, and computationally designed to activate fluorescence upon ligand-induced reconstitution. The candidate will computationally design protein biosensors, and will develop and carry out high throughput screens to select working biosensors from a library. Fluorescent biosensors will be fused to protein fibers for the engineering of biosensing materials. If you like protein design, folding, and engineering, we welcome your application. 

We seek talented researchers for a Postdoctoral appointment of 1-3 years with experience in cloning and protein expression in bacteria as well as computational molecular modeling experience. Programming ability is highly desirable. Also desirable but not required are skills in the following areas: molecular dynamics, phylogenetic analysis, homology modeling, expression in yeast, FACS, FPLC, protein engineering, and gene assembly PCR.

Candidates must possess a Doctoral Degree in a biology, computational biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science or a related discipline. Candidates must have a passion for science and biotechnology. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals who apply before Monday, April 29, 2019 will receive first consideration. To apply, visit to complete a short online application, and to upload a resume, a cover letter, and contact information for at least three references. Please email Jody Malm to confirm application status at

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)  in Troy, NY is the nation’s oldest technological university, serving over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond. The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) is a leading university-based research center devoted to working at the interface of basic science and biotechnology.