Post Doctoral Associate in Structural Virology
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
United States

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should provide a cover letter relating their research and career interests to this position, a full curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Start date flexible.

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title -PostDoctoral Associate in Structural Virology

Department -Proteomics

Salary -Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary

The Kaelber lab is recruiting a scientist to work on the boundaries of structural biology and virology, using cryo-electron microscopy to answer fundamental questions in virus disassembly and infection of mammalian cells, and to contribute toward structure-based rational design of viral nanotechnologies such as gene therapy vectors. This position will involve significant collaborations with both industry scientists and academic scientists. Training will be provided in cutting-edge cryogenic ultramicroscopy technologies including cryoFIB. Mentorship of 1-2 undergraduate students will be encouraged. The proposed experimental portfolio is balanced with both low-risk and high-risk experiments. BSL-2 pathogens will be utilized. Areas of specific focus include Parvoviridae and Reoviridae.
The Kaelber lab is located in the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, home to several experts in cryoEM and in molecular dynamics. The building is shared with the RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB). Prof. Kaelber also directs the Rutgers New Jersey Cryo-electron Microscopy & Tomography Core Facility, which contains three electron microscopes including North America’s first “Aquilos 2”-model cryogenic focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope.

Posting Number -20FA0978

Minimum Education and Experience

Terminal degree in life sciences or chemical sciences. Exceptional candidates with 5+ years’ relevant research experience may also be considered at the Research Assistant level.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

At least one of the following is required, but more are preferred:

• Excellence in cryoelectron microscopy
• Excellence in classical and molecular virology
• Excellence in structural bioinformatics

Additionally required skills are:

• Commitment to ethical conduct of research
• Self-motivation and independence
• Good documentation habits
• Proficiency with Unix command line
• A track record of productive, “wet-lab” results

Equipment Utilized

Cryo-transmission electron microscope; cryo-focused ion beam; cryo-scanning electron microscope; cryo-fluorescence microscope; biosafety cabinet; ultracentrifuge; plate reader; vitrification robot

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Experiments require fine manual dexterity for manipulation of small objects under cryogenic conditions, and vision in low light conditions.

Overview

The Kaelber lab is recruiting a scientist to work on the boundaries of structural biology and virology, using cryo-electron microscopy to answer fundamental questions in virus disassembly and infection of mammalian cells, and to contribute toward structure-based rational design of viral nanotechnologies such as gene therapy vectors. This position will involve significant collaborations with both industry scientists and academic scientists. Training will be provided in cutting-edge cryogenic ultramicroscopy technologies including cryoFIB. Mentorship of 1-2 undergraduate students will be encouraged. The proposed experimental portfolio is balanced with both low-risk and high-risk experiments. BSL-2 pathogens will be utilized. Areas of specific focus include Parvoviridae and Reoviridae.
The Kaelber lab is located in the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, home to several experts in cryoEM and in molecular dynamics. The building is shared with the RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB). Prof. Kaelber also directs the Rutgers New Jersey Cryo-electron Microscopy & Tomography Core Facility, which contains three electron microscopes including North America’s first “Aquilos 2”-model cryogenic focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should provide a cover letter relating their research and career interests to this position, a full curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Start date flexible.

Quick Link to Posting http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/121103

Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • List of Professional References (contact Info)
  • Optional Documents
  • Transcript (Unofficial)


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