The Gage Lab in the Department of Chemistry at University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on single molecule force experiments involving domains of the muscle protein titin. The researcher’s responsibilities will include: expression and purification of recombinant constructs of regions of interest from titin, preparation of flow cells for magnetic tweezer experiments, conducting single molecule force unfolding studies, analysis of the resulting data, and conducting other experiments as necessary to interpret force experiment results.
The Postdoctoral researcher is expected to have a PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry . Experience with magnetic tweezers experiments is required. Preference will be given to candidates already in the United States.
The Postdoctoral researcher will work on the project alongside the principal investigator to a) perform major research activities of the research project, b) prepare technical reports, conference presentations and manuscripts for publication based on the results of research activities, and c) develop and write future research proposals.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry
- Protein expression and purification, magnetic tweezers, titin biochemistry and single-molecule force experiments
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
This position is contingent upon funding. The initial appointment will be for 6 months contingent upon the availability of funding, productivity and successful performance.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.