An NIH-funded post-doctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Bobik at Iowa State University to conduct research on bacterial microcompartments (MCPs). Bacterial MCPs are a family of proteinaceous organelles used to optimize metabolic pathways that have toxic or volatile intermediates. MCPs have a number of potential biomedical and biotechnological applications, but many fundamental questions about their structure, function and mechanisms remain unanswered and only a few types of MCPs have been studied in any detail. The lab’s current focus is to use genetic and biochemical approaches to define the mechanisms that guide the assembly of thousands of protein subunits into a functioning bacterial organelle and to understand how a protein shell mediates selective molecular transport. For more information on Dr. Bobik's research see: https://bbmb.iastate.edu/directory/tom-bobik/
Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related field completed prior to start date.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience in bacterial genetics as well as biochemical and biophysical analysis of proteins is preferred.
Guaranteed Consideration Date: 02/28/2017
Proposed End Date or Length of Term: 02/28/2018; with possibility of renewal
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.