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Position Details

N.O.V. Number: 1820
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate
Position Type: Benefits Eligible
Work Location/City: Bryan/College Station
Required Education and Experience:

Ph.D. in appropriate field. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safely without injury to self and others in compliance with A&M System and TAMHSC guidelines.

Preferred Education and Experience:

First author publication(s) in protein engineering or relevant field; broad knowledge of protein engineering strategies.
Track-record of productive biochemical lab experience including cloning, protein expression (bacterial and/or mammalian), protein purification, and/or biophysical characterization. Experience with phage display, yeast display or similar molecular evolution-based approaches. Experience with in vivo mouse studies. Enjoy taking calculated risks and operating with urgency

Job Detail:

The Zhilei Chen Medicinal Protein Lab is looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about creating the next generation of affordable protein drugs. We believe that, just like medicinal chemistry, which shaped drug discovery in the 20th century, medicinal proteins are positioned to revolutionize drug discovery in the 21st century. We are particularly interested in developing small antibody-like protein binders against target antigens using structure-based protein design and directed evolution. A significant advantage of these small antibody-like protein scaffolds is their potential to be produced at low cost in microorganisms, making them more accessible and affordable to millions of people especially those living in developing countries. Current projects in the lab center around the creation and development of protein drugs for preventing and/or treating diverse viral (e.g. Zika virus, influenza virus, hepatitis virus) and bacterial (e.g. Clostridium difficile, pathogenic E. coli) infections. The ideal candidate should share our vision for the development of next-generation low-cost antibody-like protein drugs. Salary is commensurate with education, experience and NIH guideline. Duties will include: Develop and execute strategies to engineer proteins that strongly and specifically bind a desired target using molecular biology and high-throughput screening techniques. Utilize protein purification techniques and analytical methods to characterize proteins of interest. Participate in grant/manuscript/presentation preparation.
Advance research projects through synergistic interactions with both other lab members and collaborators. Other duties as assigned.

Work Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm with some nights and weekends.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Background Check Information:

By applying to this position, you authorize the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and/or its agent, at any time during my application process and/or employment, to conduct an investigative consumer report that may include, but is not limited to, a criminal record check, employment and education verifications, verifications of personal references and reputation and driving record.

Open Date 09/12/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
HSC EEO/AA Statement:

The Texas A&M Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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