Department: Knight Campus
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
January 28, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a CV and cover letter.
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.
The Hosseinzadeh Lab integrates methods from computational biology, chemistry, and protein design to build novel computational and experimental tools for understanding and manipulating biological systems. Some exciting research areas in the lab are:
• Predicting peptides behavior in solution by expanding the computational peptide design methods we previously developed
• Designing novel functional proteins building upon our previous success in designing enzyme mimetics
• Controlling cellular functions using small molecule signals
The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in the lab. The incumbent will conduct data analysis, collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form, and assist in managing, maintaining, and providing technical expertise for Hosseinzadeh lab equipment, protocols, and programs.
This is a full-time position that offers a great opportunity for performing highly interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research, career development through one-on-one mentorship, membership in a large scientific community (RosettaCommons) and a collaborative and vibrant research community (The Knight Campus), and involvement in setting up the culture of a newly established lab.
For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will have a formal mentor plan.
• PhD in biology, chemistry, computational biology, or related fields
• One year of lab experience (biochemistry, molecular biology or related fields); OR coding experience in computational biology
• Demonstrated strong writing and presentation skills
• Strong academic record
• Expertise in one of the following areas: Protein Design, Synthetic Biology (especially high throughput screening and NGS), or Computational Biology (especially ML/DL applications in biology or chemistry)
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