The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is currently seeking a skilled research technician in the area of enzyme and protein regulation. Our fast-paced, highly-collaborative research group focuses on understanding the roles protein function, regulation, and misfolding have in human health and disease. Individuals with a curiosity about how enzymes and proteins function at the molecular level and driven by a desire to help develop new techniques applicable to protein structure-function determination. Techniques commonly used in the lab include: protein engineering, in vivo characterization of recombinant enzyme activity using steady and pre-steady state kinetics, surface plasmon resonance, and spectroscopy (UV and Fluorescence). The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the PI and will be responsible for the advancement of their own research projects. The research technician will be expected to keep meticulous records of experimental results, participate in weekly group meetings with graduate and undergraduate students, and work closely with the PI in the areas of experimental design, data interpretation, and manuscript writing. Considering the collaborative nature of the group, the successful candidate must have the desire to work both independently and within a team. In addition to performing cutting-edge research, the research technician will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the laboratory and demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research.
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Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Optional Guidelines: Contributing: four year degree; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience. Journey: four year degree and one year of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience. Advanced: four year degree and three years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 958755
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology consists of 10 full-time faculty members that includes some fixed term faculty and one school administrator, 7 full-time Research Specialists, 1 full-time Research Technician, two full-time office Administrators and eight graduate students.
The department teaches Biochemistry to medical and dental students and provides instruction in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to graduate students from multiple departments. A wide variety of specialized courses for graduate students are also taught. The educational objective of the department is to provide a sound basic foundation for students from various disciplines. The graduate program through the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with a Concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is broadly based to prepare students for careers in academics, research, government, industry and medicine.
In addition to their teaching duties, each of the faculty members has a research laboratory and is expected to perform research in his/her area of expertise. Faculty are expected to apply for grant support and to publish results of their research in professional journals.
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