Position InformationPosting Number PG190913PD
Position Number 00109921 Position Type Post Doc FLSA Exempt
Departmental InformationDepartment ID 170601 - Physics
Department 170601 - Physics Job City & State Raleigh, NCPosition Information
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: // sciences.ncsu.edu/about/strategic-planning/culture-charter/for 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.
Requirements and PreferencesWork Schedule 40 hours per week, days will vary
Department Required Skills
PhD in Biophysics or related field
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Required License or Certification
Valid NC Driver's License required? No Commercial Driver's License Required? NoRecruitment
Recruitment DetailsAnticipated Hiring Range $55,000 – $60,000
If you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how many
Recruitment DatesJob Open Date 02/09/2023
Applicant InformationQuick Link https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/178911
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