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Under direction, the Structural Biology Research Associate will work independently to design, develop and perform advanced laboratory experiments related to the cloning, expression, purification, and biochemical/structural characterization of proteins and protein complexes important for mitotic and meiotic genome organization and cell division. The Research Associate will make innovative, original contributions to experimental techniques as part of method development and achieve the goals within a defined time frame.
As a senior member of the research team, the incumbent will also be responsible for teaching and guidance of undergraduate students, graduate students, and starting post-doctoral fellows. Performs other duties as assigned.
Advanced theoretical knowledge of and direct experience with chemistry and biology typically acquired at the university level or an equivalent level of education and experience.
Proven advanced knowledge of structural biology; specifically x-ray crystallography and electron microscopy.
Demonstrated experience in chemistry procedures and chromatography including chromatographic separations, spectrophotometry, proper handling of enzymes; proven ability to perform enzymatic reactions.
Proven ability to develop, design, and execute research involving complex proteins and protein-DNA interactions.
Proven ability to perform protein purifications using FPLC instruments.
Proven ability to calculate and prepare chemical solutions accurately, ability to carry out new experimental procedures with accuracy and efficiency.
Proven ability to follow stepwise experimental protocols, skill and ability to keep accurate data.
Proven ability to provide significant innovative contributions to laboratory experiments and procedures.
Demonstrated experience providing training to lab members (Postdocs, students, staff researchers) related to protein purification and biochemical analysis.
Strong interpersonal communication skills; experience setting priorities and learning new techniques; experience setting up techniques following published protocols; experience training, orienting and providing direction to new users to lab operating procedures and routine methods.
Demonstrated experience managing daily operations of a medium- to large-sized laboratory.
Previous experience working with biohazardous materials and potential carcinogen
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