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Postdoctoral position in solution NMR (the University of California San Diego)

Postdoctoral Assistant/Associate Research Scientist (Texas A&M University)

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ames Laboratory)

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Postdoctoral position in solution NMR at the University of California San Diego (Sept 23/20)

One postdoctoral position is available in the group of Prof. Lalit Deshmukh ( https://deshmukhgroup.ucsd.edu/ ) at the University of California San Diego. The Deshmukh laboratory develops and utilizes novel solution NMR methods to explore complex biological problems associated with proteins involved in HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and signal transduction. We are especially interested in understanding the interplay between protein dynamics and function. We also seek to detect and elucidate at atomic resolution short-lived states of biomolecules that are functionally important but are invisible to conventional biophysical techniques due to their transient nature.

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to expand our current work on phosphorylation-mediated amyloids, described in the following publication.

Elias, R. D., Ma, W., Ghirlando, R., Schwieters, C. D., Reddy, V. S., and Deshmukh, L. (2020) Proline-rich Domain of Human ALIX Contains Multiple TSG101-UEV Interaction Sites and Forms Phosphorylation-mediated Reversible Amyloids. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/09/10/2010635117

Eligibility. Interested candidates must have received (or be expecting) a Ph.D. within the past two years in either biochemistry, biophysics, molecular or structural biology. A strong background in solution NMR, computational methods, protein expression and purification, lipid chemistry, and structural biology is highly desirable.

Interested individuals should contact Prof. Deshmukh via email at [ ldeshmukh "at ucsd.edu ]

Salary. Commensurate with qualification and based on UC San Diego Postdoc salary scale.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Assistant/Associate Research Scientist: biomolecular NMR spectroscopy and structural biology of protein-membrane systems, Texas A&M University (August 19/20)

Position description: Assistant/Associate Research Scientist position is available in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at Texas AM University. The research project will make use of NMR spectroscopy, atomistic molecular dynamics simulations, and other biophysical techniques to investigate the molecular mechanisms of lipid exchange processes and protein recruitment to lipid membranes. This position is ideal for applicants who would like to learn how to synergistically combine experimental and computational approaches to achieve atomic-level description of complex biomolecular systems that involve lipid membranes. Other responsibilities include participation in interdisciplinary collaborative research projects and assistance in routine maintenance of NMR spectrometers. The Biomolecular NMR resource at Texas A&M University comprises five instruments with magnetic field strengths ranging from 500 to 800 MHz, all equipped with cryogenically cooled probes.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or a related discipline; a minimum of three years of experience with multi-dimensional NMR experiments on proteins and/or nucleic acids; and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Experience with Bruker software and hardware is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The review of applications will begin on September 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send CV, three relevant publications, short description of research experience, and arrange for three letters of reference. Please send the materials in electronic format to [ tigumenova "at" tamu.edu ]

Texas A&M, one of the largest universities in the USA, has more than 65,000 students from all 50 states and 124 countries, a multibillion-dollar endowment ranked 4th among public universities, and a top 20 research enterprise. College Station/Bryan is a Sun Belt metropolitan area with nearly 180,000 residents. It is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country, yet retains a low cost of living with easy access to major Texas cities. Texas A&M University is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Tatyana I. Igumenova, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Texas A & M University
300 Olsen Boulevard
Biochemistry Building, Rm. N118A
TAMU 2128 | College Station, TX

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames Laboratory (July 14/20)


Position Title:
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames Laboratory

Appointment Type:

Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Division of Chemical & Biological Sciences at Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is seeking a postdoctoral associate with a background in solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting solid-state NMR investigations of heterogeneous catalysts, by conventional as well as dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy. A significant portion of the work will involve solid-state NMR methods development for instance through the development of novel data analysis tools, pulse sequence development, and the advancement and application of emerging technologies including ultra-fast (100 kHz+) magic-angle-spinning, dynamic nuclear polarization, and ultrahigh magnetic fields. The main focus of the work will be geared towards gaining a dynamic understanding of the structures of heterogeneous catalyst surfaces through multidimensional NMR spectroscopy.

Ames Laboratory is equipped with 9.4 and 14.1 T solid-state NMR spectrometers with MAS probes for rotor diameters ranging from 5 to 0.7-mm. Aside from these instruments, the lab is also equipped with a 9.4 T Bruker MAS-DNP NMR spectrometer with both 3.2 and 1.3-mm MAS-DNP probes. The successful candidate will have access to synthesis facilities including a Schlenk line and a glovebox and will also be able to collaborate with other PIs in the Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences and the Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering for synthetic and additional characterization needs. High-performance computing facilities will also be made available.

The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and collaborate with a team.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. must be completed prior to start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science, or a related discipline.
Demonstrated experience in theoretical and experimental aspects of modern solid-state NMR and/or DNP, including method development, and data analysis.
Demonstrated experience in quantum chemical and/or molecular dynamics simulation.
Demonstrated experience in inorganic and/or air sensitive synthesis.

Department/Program & College Description:

Department Unit/Website:

Proposed Start Date:
October 1, 2020
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
September 30, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Time Type:
Full time
Pay Grade:
Post Docs
Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment "at" iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:
July 14, 2020
Posting Close Time:
This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.

Posting Close Date:
August 27, 2020
Job Requisition Number:

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