Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellows in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics

Job Number: 69428

Location: Dallas, US

Job Description

The Zoltowski lab at Southern Methodist University is a highly interdisciplinary research group focused on using a combination of biophysical, cell biology, chemical, and theoritical approaches to interrogate complex biological networks regulating sensing and adaptation to environmentl variables.  Our particular focus is on members of the Light-Oxygen-Voltage and Cryptochrome protein families that regulate circadian rhythms or are involved in magnetoeception in migratory organisms.  We are currently looking for well qualified postdoctoral researchers interested in working on diverse projects ranging from structural biology, computational biology and drug discovery. 

SMU is a nationally-ranked, private, non-sectairan research institution located in one of the nation’s fastest grown metropolitan areas, researchers are part of an inclusive and intellectually vibant community of internationally recognized scholars across the humanities, social sciences, mathematical sciences, engineering and business.  SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits.  The City of Dallas is one of the nation’s most cosmopolitan commercial and cultural centers, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest in the US.  Dallas’ quality of life is exceptional, with a relatively low cost of living and a variety of housing options.  A full range of professional sports teams, music venues, a lively and innovative restaurant scene, and more make Dallas an extremely livable city.  Explore Dedman College at https://www.smu.edu/dedman and SMU at http://www.smu.edu.
QualificationsQualified candidates from multiple backgrounds (e.g. chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics) are welcome to apply and should have expertise and experience and interest in one or more of the following areas:

Experience expressing proteins in insect or mammalian cell culture.

Experience with structural biology techniques such as, crystallography, Cryo-EM, NMR, spectroscopy, HDX-MS.

Experience using molecular dynamic simulations to interrogate allotery.

Molecular and/or cell biology experience with drug screening assays, including but not limited to Flourescence Polarization, high-throughput screening, alphascreen.

Extensive protein biolchemistry and molecular biology experience.

Optogenetics.
Application InstructionsCandidates should submit a cover letter which includes the candidate’s research background and interests and a current CV and arrange for two letters of recommentation via Interfolio.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity StatementSouthern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

Application Deadline: 2024-05-01

 

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