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Researcher 6

University of Minnesota
United States, Minnesota, Saint Paul
Jul 13, 2024
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Summary of Position:
Summary: Coordinate and oversee research on projects related to Muscle and Drug Discovery, involving spectroscopic probes of muscle protein molecular dynamics. Publish papers and assist with grant writing.

Job Duties:
50% Spectroscopic probes of protein structural dynamics, drug discovery to treat disease
a. Muscle calcium release channel Ryanodine Receptor, muscle (heart and skeletal) and brain disease
b. Muscle calcium uptake pump SERCA, muscle (heart and skeletal) disease
c. Kinase mechanisms, cancer
Help coordinate and oversee projects involving spectroscopic probes of protein molecular dynamics, including the coordination of experiments, analysis of data, and reporting of the projects. Projects include a wide range of techniques including molecular biology, protein expression and purification, and spectroscopy (including EPR and fluorescence). Initial work will focus on a small number of topics, expanding in scope with time and experience.

25% Biophysical Technology Center:
Train users on new techniques, including EPR and stopped-flow kinetics. Coordinate training, instrument maintenance, and trouble shooting.

25% Presentations, reports, publications, grants
Present work at weekly group meetings and monthly one-on-one meeting with supervisor. Publish papers based on results of research.
Assist with grant applications for the group.


Required Qualifications:
PhD in Biophysics, biochemistry, or related field
Strong publication record

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with stopped-flow kinetics, EPR, and other spectroscopic techniques preferred.

About the Department

The department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics is committed to understanding the molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases and cancer; developing novel strategies in biocatalysis and biotechnology; and advancing knowledge through structural biology and molecular biophysics. We organize ourselves into research divisions with emphases on Chemical and Structural Biology, Metabolic and Systems Biology, Molecular Biology and Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology. We are housed in new buildings with state-of-the-art research and support facilities.

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.