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Classification Title Research Professional
Working Title Research Associate/Post Doctoral Research Associate
Brief Position Overview
The DuBois Lab is looking for a motivated postdoc or biochemistry professional
to complete a federally funded biochemistry research project.
Position Number 4C0445
Division College of Letters & Science
Appointment Type Research Professional
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Salary range of $45,000 to $55,000 annually, commensurate with
experience, education, and qualifications.
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open
The DuBois Lab is looking for a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate or
biochemistry professional in an established and productive research lab. The
individual filling this position will carry out biochemical research in one of
two project areas. First, we are seeking to characterize the interplay of
human and microbiome metabolisms at the molecular level. We are specifically
interested in understanding the biochemistry of iron metabolism by the types
of bacteria that live symbiotically within the human GI tract. A second
project area concerns the engineering of an enzymatic cascade for converting
waste plastic into useful materials.
Experimental work may include molecular cloning, expression, purification, and
characterization of proteins, activity assays, and biophysical studies of the
purified enzymes and metabolites, depending on the project defined for the
applicant. Biophysical studies could involve use of mass spectrometry, NMR,
and other allied techniques. Bacterial cultivation in fermenter, chemostat, or
anaerobic chambers may be relevant.
Duties and Responsibilities
Primary Duties :
Performing biochemical experimentation in the lab on a daily basis
Data analysis and interpretation
Keeping appropriate records of data
Writing reports and papers, including the creation of publication quality
Training and supervising new researchers in the lab
Secondary Duties :
Managing purchasing, receiving, and inventorying, including keeping track
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
B.S, M.S., or PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or related field plus a minimum of one year of research experience.
Experience with one or more of the following: genetic cloning, protein expression, purification and characterization, mass spectrometry, NMR.
Experience with and/or demonstrated ability to learn software used with plotting and analyzing data.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Experience with cultivation of and physiological measurements involving bacterial cells under different conditions
Experience with protein expression and purification, and associated manipulation of DNA sequences
Spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques such as UV-vis, EPR, HPLC, FPLC. Atomic Absorption, Mass Spectrometry, NMR. Use of these techniques to quantitatively analyze biochemical samples.
Familiarity with kinetics measurements and/or biochemical catalysis.
Manuscript writing and figure preparation experience.
The Successful Candidate Will
Be a motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic. This means coming to
work and putting in a full day's work each day.
Have good interpersonal, organizational, communication and computer
Have the ability to work independently and with others as well as an
aptitude for establishing and maintaining constructive working
relationships with a wide spectrum of laboratory personnel in a
collaborative environment, while representing MSU in a professional
The ability to maintain excellent records, pay attention to detail, meet
deadlines, prioritize multiple projects, present research results in front
Be immediately eligible to work in the US.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of
duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the
job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The
requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
This position has supervisory duties? No
Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.
Position End Date (if temporary)
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Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until
the positions are filled.
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