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40% - Using quantitative, in vitro biochemical methods to characterize protein-protein interactions, research will clone bacterial expression constructions; bacterial protein expression, purification, and characterization; measuring kinetic binding constants including on-rates, off-rates, and dissociation constants using biolayer interferometry and fluorescences polarization and intensity assays. 

30% - Analyzing data, summarizing results, drafting and preparing manuscripts for submission.

15% - Collaborating and mentoring junior members of the lab.

15% - Assist with shutting down the lab by August 31, 2019, including proper handling of low-level radioactive and chemical waste per federal, state, local and university policies.

Required Qualifications*

PhD in Biochemistry, with a minimum of four (4) years of post-doctoral research experience in bacterial protein expression, purification, and characterization; two (2) or more years experience with optimizing and using bio-layer interferometry and fluorescent assays to measure protein binding rates and affinities; minimum four (4) years working with low level radio-labeled chemicals to measure rate constants and binding affinities; familiarity working with GTPases and protein post-translational modifications; experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; experience shutting down and prepare biochemical labs for moving. 

Desired Qualifications*

Familiarity working with campus core and radiological waste disposal facilities; experience independently designing, conducting, and analyzing research experiments; experience drafting and publishing manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.

Additional Information

17 month term-limited position: (4/1/2018 - 8/31/2019)

Additional Information

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Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.