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Research Assistant Professor (non-tenure/non-tenure track) AD-0401-00 (BIO)

Position Deleted on 3/24/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bethesda, MD
Faculty - Science - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$66,196 to $106,017 USD Per Year
Who May Apply: Current Federal Employees of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS ONLY).

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. The USUHS serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USUHS is authorized to grant appropriate advanced academic degrees and to establish postdoctoral, postgraduate, and technological institutes related to treatment and research in the health sciences.

The Department of Biochemistry at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine is seeking highly qualified candidates to apply for the position of Research Assistant Professor (nontenure/nontenure-track). The Department of Biochemistry and molecular Biology is responsible for providing a comprehensive education and training program in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology appropriate to the training of students of medicine and for the development and conduct of educational programs in the life sciences for graduate students, postgraduate fellows, residents and other DoD personnel as required.

Duties:The incumbent serves as a Research Assistant Professor responsible for conducting research projects in support of a departmental faculty member and as such will carry out studies aimed at determining the structures and functions of key higher eukaryotic proteins.

Participates in highly specialized assignments and is responsible for formulating, planning, and executing laboratory experiments. The incumbent will be responsible for Molecular biology encompassing analysis and manipulation of DNA, including nucleic acid gels, immunoblot preparation and analysis, DNA, RNA and protein isolation as well as vector construction. Incumbent will conduct Protein expression and purification in E. coli and insect cells, as well as x-ray crystallography of proteins and nucleic acids. The incumbent will conduct Biochemical and enzymological methodologies including in vivo and in vitro protein assays, and cell and tissue culture and manipulation. Additionally he/she will oversee general laboratory organization, including ordering supplies,assisting and monitoring members of the lab in all of the above molecular, cell biological, and biochemical techniques.

He/she will serve as a member of a research team and collaborates with the investigator in carrying out the experimental procedures, and assist other members of the department in the expression, purification and characterization of proteins, and will be involved in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and grants.

Qualifications Requirements: Incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of a doctoral degree in biochemistry/molecular biology, chemistry or a closely related field. Substantial experience in protein expression and purification enzymology and structural biology to include x-ray crystallography is required. The incumbent must display exceptional problem-solving skills, the ability to coordinate many complex systems and programs at the same time and the ability to make sound decisions. Expertise and experience in research is reflected by a number of scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals as appropriate to his/her research. The incumbent must have at least three years of related experience in scientific research including specific experience in structural and functional analysis of proteins involved in signaling and/or pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis, and experience in using X-ray crystallography technologies to elucidate structure and function of proteins. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level in accordance with USUHS academic policies.

Selectee must be suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation. Failure to meet the requirements of a background investigation will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Instructions to Candidates: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest along with curriculum vitae, and the names of three individuals who can be contacted to provide references to:
The Uniformed Services University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
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