Postdoctoral Research Associate

North Carolina State University
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:$55,000 – $60,000
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number PG190913PD

Position Number 00109921 Position Type Post Doc FLSA Exempt

Departmental Information

Department ID 170601 - Physics

Department 170601 - Physics Job City & State Raleigh, NC

Position Information

Position Overview

Essential Job Duties

The LeBlanc lab at NC State is looking for a curious mind with a passion for research, science outreach, and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM to join our operation. We conduct research at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology in a highly collaborative environment. This is a unique opportunity to obtain additional training in an environment that uses tools and techniques from biophysics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. The goal of the current research project, recently funded by a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Science Diversity Leadership Award, is to uncover the detailed molecular mechanisms of ribosome assembly by studying the transient protein- protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions that drive the pathway forward at the single-molecule level. Our lab is equipped with state-of-the-art tools to express, purify, fluorescently label, and monitor enzymes in action. The centerpiece of our lab is a custom single-molecule time-resolved fluorescence microscope (MicroTime 200) capable of FLIM, PIE-FRET, and FCS measurements. In addition, Dr. LeBlanc is starting an outreach initiative to involve high school students and teachers in the research. The funding also partially supports ongoing efforts with the NC Women of Color Research Network (NC WoCRN), co-chaired by Dr. LeBlanc.

The College of Sciences aims at creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working environment. This position will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive, welcoming of all groups, and abides by the cultural and behavioral aspirations in our culture charter. Please visit https: // more information on the College of Sciences Culture Charter.

Duties and Responsibilities

The postdoctoral research scholar will use single molecule time-resolved fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy to study the detailed mechanisms of ribosome assembly. Specifically, we are interested in exploring the mechanism of action of key ATPases in the pathway. The successful candidate will conduct experiments, analyze data, communicate effectively with our collaborators at NIEHS, and prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. The postdoc will also work with Dr. LeBlanc, other lab staff, and NC WoCRN leadership to coordinate the outreach initiatives and NC WoCRN events.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Requirements and Preferences

Work Schedule 40 hours per week, days will vary

Department Required Skills

PhD in Biophysics or related field

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

  • Experience in single-molecule time-resolved fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy
  • Experience in protein expression, purification, and fluorescent labeling
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Software skills: Microsoft Teams, WordPress
  • Social media skills
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training
  • Required License or Certification


    Valid NC Driver's License required? No Commercial Driver's License Required? No


    Recruitment Details

    Anticipated Hiring Range $55,000 – $60,000

    If you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how many

    Recruitment Dates

    Job Open Date 02/09/2023

    Applicant Information

    Quick Link https: //


    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Other Document (1)
  • Contact Information for References
  • Resume/CV
  • Optional Documents

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news