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Postdoctoral Associate (Job Id: 42740)
University of Louisville in ,
Date Posted 01/22/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job ID: 42740

Location: Cancer Center

Minimum Qualifications

PhD, MD or DVM and 0 to 3 years of related experience are required.  The university offers market competitive salary and benefits. Grade EE Salary Minimum $47,476

Preferred Qualifications

Potential candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Structural Biology, or any related discipline with a strong background in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy. Expertise in recombinant protein expression and purification is desired, and experience with isothermal titration calorimetry and other biophysical techniques (fluorescence spectroscopy, molecular modeling, etc.) is preferred.

Position Description
Grant Funded Position. Continued employment contingent on grant renewals.

The Laboratory of Dr. T. Michael Sabo in the Brown Cancer Center seeks a PhD graduate with experience in biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and protein biophysics to pursue studies on a NIH funded project that investigates how functional site distant, non-synonymous single nucleotide variants of human guanylate kinase impact catalytic activity without affecting the mean wild-type structure. The funded project explores what is responsible for this modulated catalytic activity from a rigorous kinetic and thermodynamic perspective utilizing solution-state NMR spectroscopy and isothermal calorimetry. The long-term goal of the group is to develop alternative strategies to biomolecular regulation that are distinct from evolutionarily conserved sites to improve the specificity and efficacy of small molecule effectors.

The Brown Cancer Center encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.

We are looking for candidates who can work independently, are self-motivated, and can collaborate within the context of the NIH-funded project. Applicants should submit, as one document, a cover letter describing their previous research experience and research interests, and their CV. If the applicant is selected for an interview, then the candidate will be asked to provide two letters of recommendation, one letter being from their PhD mentor. The position will remain open until it is filled by a qualified candidate.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employment@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.

How To Apply -Staff Positions

To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the "Apply Now". You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button.  Detailed instructions are available at louisville.edu/jobs in the "My Career Tools" section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM each Monday.


Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload. 

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. For more information, please contact us by email at employment@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-6258.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

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