Research Associate Position in Enzymology and Drug Discovery
Virginia Tech seeks to fill a Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Pablo Sobrado in the Department of Biochemistry. The Sobrado laboratory (sobradolab.weebly.com) studies the mechanism of action, structure, and inhibition of selected flavin-dependent enzymes. The laboratory currently focuses on UDP-galactopyranode mutases from eukaryotic pathogens to target cell wall biosynthesis and flavin-dependent monooxygenases, essential for siderophore biosynthesis, to block iron acquisition in Mycobacter ium tuberculosis and Aspergillus fumigatus. The research associate will conduct research on high-throughput screening, hits validation, eluciation of the mechanism of inhibition, and structural characterization. In addition, the candidate is expected to be involved in mentoring/training graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants are expected to work independently, assist in project design and data analysis, author manuscripts for peer review, and present at national/international conferences. Applicants must have completed a recent Ph.D. in biochemistry, organic chemistry, or a closely related field before starting this appointment. Prior expertise in enzymology or protein chemistry, is also required. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding communication skills via a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Experience in any of the following areas is highly desirable: x-ray crystallography, high-throughput screening, and organic synthesis. For a complete listing of position qualifications and to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, and search for posting #SR0180044. Review of applications will begin April 12, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Pablo Sobrado at email@example.com for questions or additional information.
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