|Employing Department||Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology|
|Appointment Conditions||Full time appointment ending one year from start date.|
|Proposed Start Date||March 1, 2013|
|Job Description||A postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Adam W. Barb at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa to conduct research on redesigning enzyme specificity. Dr. Barb is conducting collaborative research in the field of biorenewable chemicals. Microbial polyketide synthesis is being explored as a renewable and cost-effective source of chemical precursor compounds for the chemical industry. The goal of this research is to engineer enzymes to accept unnatural, noncognate substrates with significant potential for further chemical or enzymatic modification. The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment inside and outside of the lab, be responsible for presenting research findings, and contribute to future research proposals. This investigation is funded by a grant from the Center for BioRenewable Chemicals, centered at Iowa State University (see http://www.cbirc.iastate.edu/ for more information). Experience in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy OR protein biochemistry/enzymology is required. For more information on Dr. Barb’s research see http://www.bbmb.iastate.edu/adam-barb/|
|Required Qualifications||Applicant must have Ph.D and a strong background in Biochemistry, Microbiology or a related field.|
|Preferred Qualifications||Experience in enzymology and biophysical analysis of proteins OR biomolecular NMR spectroscopy is
preferred. The candidate must be willing to learn new techniques.
|Special Conditions||The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.
Health and retirement benefits are
provided with the position. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate has been
|Application Instructions||Please submit a cover letter, a complete CV, a brief description of research experience, and the names and contact information of three references to email@example.com. Thank you for your interest in the postdoctor research associate position. Our screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue un a successful candidate is chosen. Should our review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, we will contact you in the near future. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Adam Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
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