Summary Description: The Department of Pharmacology at Columbia University Medical Center has a position available for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. We study the structure and function of cell surface receptors using a combination of x-ray crystallography and biochemical methods. The successful candidate will focus on the expression and purification of several receptors using recombinant systems, and crystallization of the target proteins for structure determination. The candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology and protein biochemistry. Extensive research experience in large-scale protein production and crystallization is required.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related field. Extensive experience in large-scale recombinant protein expression, purification and crystallization.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with membrane protein and cell-based functional analysis is preferred. Knowledge of x-ray crystallography is not necessary.
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