The Qin Lab at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences is seeking a skilled, motivated technician with a
background in molecular biology and/or protein biochemistry. The
lab studies structures and functions of TRP ion channels which are
responsible for pain transduction including the sensation felt from
consuming hot peppers. The study utilizes a variety of techniques,
ranging from electrophysiology, biochemistry, cryo-EM imaging (in
collaboration with Dr. Qiuxing Jiang at Hauptman Woodward
Institute), and also computational simulation and modeling. The lab
has excellent facility including high-end patch-clamp stations,
fluoremeters, spectrophotometers, pcr themocycler, ultracentrifuge,
size-exclusion chromatography, cryo plunger, glow discharger, and
high-performance computer workstations. For more information about
the lab, research or Dr. Qin, please visit: Jacobs School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The successful candidate will join the lab and provide technical
support for the ongoing research, including side-directed and
chimeric DNA mutagenesis, protein purification and sample
preparation, and possibly maintenance and transfection of cultured
cells. The position is for at least 4 years during which new
opportunities may be available.
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apply including persons with disabilities and veterans.
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The candidate must possess a M.Sc., or B.Sc. in a biological field.
Practical experience with molecular biology site-directed
mutagenesis and general mutagenesis and sub-cloning strategies is a
must. Experience with protein purification is preferred but not
required, and training is to be provided.
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