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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.