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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Structural Biology Research

Employer
University of Missouri
Location
Columbia, Missouri, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Genetics, Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
Hiring Department

Biochemistry

Job Description

Post-doctoral fellows are sought to join structural biology research of the interactions of gene therapy vector, Adeno-associated virus (AAV), with host cells, or, separately, for computer methods development. Adeno-associated virus is the leading vector for human gene therapy and has recently been approved in treatments of SMA and hemophilia A & B. Experimental research into AAV entry and trafficking is of fundamental interest in virology and key to treatments for other genetic diseases. Our approach combines molecular genetics with cryo-Electron Microscopy. Those with training in any area of structural biophysics, molecular biology, virology or vector development are encouraged to apply. Those with experience in software engineering can be considered for separate research into cryo-EM structure refinement methods. The position will be financed primarily from the chair's NIH grant funding which would need competitive renewal beyond 2028. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to help in the training of undergraduate and graduate researchers. For additional information, contact biochemchair@missouri.edu

Application Materials

CV, cover letter with research interests, and contact information for three references

Community Information

Columbia offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests. Founded on education and known as an ideal college town, its location also makes it an attractive spot for businesses and travelers. Located on Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, Columbia is right in the middle of the state and the nation. Just a couple hours' drive from St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is Boone County's largest population center offering big-city culture, activities, and resources with a low cost of living. Columbia is home to a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen cultural festivals each year. If you want to grow your career, continue your education, raise a family, and retire, Columbia is a good place to be!

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

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