Summary Description: The Division of Experimental Therapeutics, in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University, is seeking full time post-doctoral research scientists with a PhD in molecular biology or related field to conduct research into the construction of artificial enzymes for medical applications. The project will involve cloning and mutagenesis, protein expression, enzyme characterization, and covalent modifications.
Minimum Qualifications: Previous research experience in bacterial protein expression and purification, different chromatographic techniques, site directed mutagenesis, and enzyme kinetics is required. Experience in protein derivatization or conjugation techniques (such as pegylation) would be advantageous. The candidate will also train other personnel according to their skill level, perform literature research and protocol development within applicable projects, present data both internally and at scientific conferences, and perform other related duties as necessary to the day-to-day functioning of the laboratory and research projects.
Preferred Qualifications: The candidate must be available to start immediately.
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