Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Classification Title: Assistant Research Scientist
Department: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Percent of Time: 100%
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Specified Term
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The Artemyev Laboratory is hiring an Assistant Research Scientist to carry out independent research projects regarding the questions of specific protein-protein interactions between the photoreceptor signal transduction components and their chaperones. The ideal candidate will have proven experience performing basic research aimed at understanding the mechanisms of regulation of visual signaling at the molecular level with responsibility for identifying and selecting the problems to be studied, the approach to them, and the results obtained.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Experiments, Simulations, Modeling or Theoretical Investigations: Perform experiments, simulations, or theoretical investigations. Collect data and evaluate relevance of data. Work independently on basic research tasks with oversight by Faculty or Principal Investigator (PI). Contribute to documentation of equipment and procedures.
Data/Research Analysis and Evaluation: Analyze data for relevance and data integrity. Perform basic data analysis techniques. Compare results of scientific investigations to previously published work.
Dissemination of Research Results: Prepare manuscripts for contributing author for publication. Present results in departmental seminars and at professional meetings.
Research Proposals/Grants: Contribute to new or continuing research grant proposals to obtain funding for research activities. May serve as co-PI on grants or proposals. Contribute to progress reports required by funding agencies. Supervise adherence to safety and compliance guidelines when necessary.
Service: Provide service to the scientific community, University and General Public. Review submitted manuscripts and research proposals. Consult and collaborate with the research community. Participate in public outreach activities as required by funding sources. May participate in national and international meetings within the discipline.
Human Resources/Supervision: Mentor graduate students. May provide functional and/or administrative supervision for staff. Provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.
Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
General supervision is received from Dr. Nik Artemyev.
Functional supervision may be exercised over laboratory assistants, students, and junior postdoctoral fellows as requested by the supervisor.
Please attach a CV and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Kristin Gilchrist ().
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and a credential check.
Requires a Ph.D. degree in a relevant scientific field.
The candidate is required to greater than three years of postdoctoral research related to biochemistry, structural and molecular biology, molecular physiology and signal transduction.
The candidate is required to have experience in protein purification, analysis of protein structure and function, fluorescence techniques, fluorescence microscopy, molecular biological techniques such as cloning and PCR, heterologous expression systems, protein crystallization and X-ray data collection.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
Experience in structural biology including protein crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering.
Background and experience in studying vertebrate phototransduction.
A strong publication record, demonstrated ability for independent research, excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
Experience in Bio-Layer Interferometry data collection and analysis
Experience in Molecular Dynamics simulations and analysis
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 19002230_1555104208
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