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[ccp4bb] Research Technician Vanderbilt University.


The Spiller lab in the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University is seeking a Research Assistant to assist Dr. Professor Spiller in his laboratory. The Spiller lab is a structural biology lab focused on infectious disease and the host’s immune response. The job requires a moderate ability to work independently but also involves working directly with Dr. Spiller and other lab members to help determine crystal structures. The candidate will be expected to interact professionally with other lab members. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in some of the following responsibilities. 

Molecular Biology

  • Design and create new protein constructs for crystallization trials.
  • Optimize protein _expression_ of new protein constructs. 

Protein Purification

  • Design and carry out experiments on the basis of discussed plans with Dr. Spiller
  • Analyze chromatography experiments.


  • Design and carry out high throughput crystallization trials
  • Optimize crystallization conditions 

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Ben Spiller.


Ben Spiller
Associate Professor
Departments of Pharmacology 
and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
office:  615-322-6766