Hepatitis B Virus Enzymology (Post-doc or technician)

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

  • Lab Technician
  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

A highly motivated biochemist with experience in protein purification and enzymology is sought to explore the mechanisms of RNA cleavage by the HBV ribonuclease H and inhibition of the enzyme in support of drug discovery.

Qualifications for the Postdoctoral position are a Ph.D. in biochemistry with an emphasis in protein purification, enzymology, and/or crystallography, and 0-3 year’s postdoctoral experience. Qualifications for the Research Assistant position are a B.A., B.S., or M.S. degree in biochemistry with ≥ 1 year research experience in protein biochemistry. The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary collaborative team under Dr. John Tavis’ supervision to purify variants of viral enzymes, evaluate their activities, assess the mechanisms of inhibition of the enzyme, and pursue structural studies on the RNaseH.

Health, retirement, tuition remition
Education Requirement:
PhD or MD for postdoc position MS or BS/BA for technician position
Years of Experience:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • biochemistry

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and current curriculum vitae to Dr. John Tavis, Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1100 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104, john.tavis@health.slu.edu, and also submit a cover letter, application, and current curriculum vitae to http://jobs.slu.edu. Three letters of recommendation and copies of representative publications will be requested by Dr. Tavis from promising candidates. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Health Sciences Campus
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
1100 South Grand Blvd
St Louis , MO 63104
John E. Tavis, PhD