Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 13020
Department: IU Bloomington Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington consists of a well-rounded research community with cutting-edge expertise in a wide variety of modern disciplines including analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials chemistry, and biochemistry.
The Lewis Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research position. This position is part of a collaboration with researchers at a large pharmaceutical company, and it will involve the development and application cutting-edge protein engineering techniques to address fundamental challenges in synthetic chemistry and biocatalysis. The successful applicant will use state-of-the-art methods in molecular biology, directed evolution, next-gen sequencing, and laboratory automation to develop enzymes for new chemical transformations. Motivated applicants with PhD training in any area of chemistry or biochemistry will be considered. Familiarity with organic chemistry is strongly preferred.
The Lewis Lab is a dynamic multidisciplinary laboratory environment. The successful applicant will play an integral role within our growing team of chemists, biochemists, and protein engineers and will emerge with a skill set that is equally relevant to academia and industry. He or she will also interact regularly with researchers at the aforementioned company. Trainees receive regular guidance and feedback to ensure progress is made toward their career goals, whatever those may be. Trainees are also afforded the scheduling flexibility needed to maintain an appropriate work life balance and a safe laboratory environment in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or any related discipline at time of appointment.
Proficiency with molecular biology and enzyme characterization is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate would also be familiar with genome mining and high-throughput experimentation.
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Prof. Jared C. Lewis, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, email@example.com.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.