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The Yang Lab in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine is currently recruiting for an experienced protein biochemist to join our lab as a Basic Life Research Scientist and work with a team of medicinal chemists, virologists, and structural biologists in developing novel small molecule antivirals. As a member of our research team, the Research Scientist will make original scientific contributions and design and execute molecular research projects to discover, characterize, and optimize novel small molecular antivirals. The Research Scientist will write scientific sections of grant applications and progress reports and mentor/supervise junior members of the research team. This is a 1-year fixed term appointment with the possibility of reappointment contingent upon funding and operational needs.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in biochemistry or structural biology with prior experience and expertise in recombinant protein expression in insect cells (baculovirus), mammalian cells, and microbes. Proficiency with the development of multistep protein purification protocols as well as characterization of purified protein complexes and protein-small molecule complexes by SPR, BLI, MST, CETSA desired as well as experience developing assays to validate and test protein function in vitro. Cell and biochemical assay development including cloning and stable cell line generation and optimization and characterization of protein synthesis and turnover strongly desired. Ability to identify and pilot the appropriate approaches to answer experimental questions/problems and to independently design experiments to advance projects are required. Excellent quantitative and communication skills and ability to collaborate are essential.
The successful candidate will have strong oral/written communication skills, strong accuracy and attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities to achieve desired goals. Knowledge and skill in applying quantitative methods to biological problems and experiments. Experience managing and mentoring junior scientists in the laboratory is highly desired. Computer literacy with emphasis on Windows operating systems and software applications; working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Graphpad Prism, and other quantitative analysis programs. Most important is that you thrive working in a collaborative and fast-paced environment and that you are willing to learn and evolve as a scientist.
The expected pay range for this position is $73,000 to $88,000 per annum. Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years since their applicable education, field or discipline; departmental budget availability; internal equity; among other factors.
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