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Post Doctorate RA - Catalysis Science

Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Job Description

Job ID: 306857
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

A postdoctoral researcher is needed in the Catalysis Science Group for research in the design of artificial metalloenzymes for energy related transformations. The project involves a) bioinformatic search and computational modeling; b) cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, expression, purification of proteins; c) spectroscopic characterization using UV-vis, EPR and EXAFS; d) enzymatic assays; e) electrochemical study of metalloproteins; f) x-ray crystallography; and g) kinetic studies using stopped-flow spectroscopic methods.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, expression, purification, and spectroscopic characterization of enzymes using UV-vis and EPR is required. Experience in bioinformatic search, computational modeling of metalloenzymes, other spectroscopic characterization methods (e.g., EXAFS), electrochemistry of enzymes, or x-ray crystallography is preferred. Excellent oral and written communications skills are mandatory. Must have the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.

The perfect candidates would have these 3 characteristics:
Expertise in site-directed mutagenesis, expression and purification of proteins
spectroscopic characterization of enzymes using UV-vis and EPR
Independent and highly motivated

Preferred Education/Credential:
Ph.D. in bioinorganic chemistry, biochemistry or biophysical chemistry

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306857
Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences
Division: Physical Sciences
Group: Catalysis Science