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[ccp4bb] project scientist position in structural biology at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland


The Roll-Mecak lab at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland is seeking to hire an expert researcher in the area of structural biology with emphasis on X-ray crystallography or electron microscopy of large multi-subunit complexes. Candidates should have expertise in solving de novo structures using X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM and extensive experience with eukaryotic _expression_ systems, construct design and protein purification demonstrated through publications.

Duties of the Position:
• Express and purify various microtubule associated proteins to homogeneity
• Characterize them biochemically and solve their structures.
• Provide training to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in structural biology techniques.
• Prepare results for publication, presentations, and grant proposals.

Basic Qualifications:
• A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in structural biology, biophysics, biochemistry, or a related field is required at the time of application.

Additional qualifications required by start date:
• Post-Ph.D. experience in biochemical reconstitutions and solving structures of challenging targets using either X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM .
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

The position provides  excellent salary and benefits. Salary will be
commensurate with experience and accomplishments. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a long-term position.

To apply please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Antonina@mail.nih.gov