The Oberstein lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Medicine at UIC (https://sites.google.com/view/oberstein-lab-uic/home) is looking for a motivated post-doctoral candidate to contribute to our research program. Our lab is initiating projects using CRISPR-Cas9 technology for molecular detection of viruses and engineering synthetic biology circuits. We are looking for a post-doctoral candidate to lead this work. The optimal candidate will be highly-self motivated, passionate, and a good problem solver. Creativity, work ethic, and rapid learning are important attributes, in addition to demonstrated research proficiency.
• Work with Principle Investigator to design and develop research projects.
• Conduct independent research experiments, including data collection and analysis.
• Test, optimize, and troubleshoot new and existing methods and techniques.
• Maintain digital and hard-copy records of experimental history, protocols, and results.
• Prepare scientific results for publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or grant applications.
• Communicate results at internal and external scientific conferences.
• Assist in the training of graduate students and research staff.
• PhD degree (within 3 years) in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related field.
• At least one first authored, peer-reviewed, publication.
• Knowledge of basic experimental design (e.g. controls) and statistics.
• Required: strong skills in basic molecular biology, including molecular cloning, bacterial genetics, and theoretical aspects of screening and selection.
• Desirable: experience in directed evolution, CRISPR-Cas9 biochemistry, or recombinant protein purification.
• Computer proficiency: MS-word/excel required; proficiency in R and Linux desirable.
Applicants should email a single pdf file containing a cover letter with brief description of research experience and future interests, curriculum vitae, and list of three references. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.