Postdoctoral Fellow

Posting Details

Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow Department Medicinal Chemistry Organizational Overview

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Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range minimum $47,476 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry is seeking a Chemical Biology Postdoctoral Fellow. The incumbent will perform research under the supervision of Dr. Yana Cen. Our research aims to understand the roles of mammalian enzymes play in physiological and pathological processes and to use this knowledge to identify novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of human diseases. In particular, we are interested in a class of epigenetic modification enzymes called sirtuins, which are involved in protein post-translational modification and have important biological functions. We take a highly integrative chemical biology approach to study the enzymology, identify the modified protein targets, and study the biological significance of the modification. We also develop small molecule regulators targeting these enzymes as therapeutics for age-related diseases and cancer.

Required Qualifications

-PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Biology or a related discipline.
-Experience with genetically engineering bacteria, protein purification, enzymatic assays as well as cell biology techniques.
-Possesses a strong scientific record and excellent communication skills.
-Must have the ability to work independently and as part of team.
-Willingness to help mentor junior scientists.

Preferred Qualifications

-Knowledge of isothermal titration calorimetry ( ITC ), Mass Spectrometry and/or X-ray crystallography is preferred.

Job Open Date 02/05/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

For immediate consideration, please email cover letter describing research experience and interests, CV with publication list, and contact information of three references to Dr. Yana Cen,

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  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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  2. Resume

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