Postdoctoral position in solid-state NMR of proteins

An opening for a postdoc to join our group at University of Massachusetts Amherst, to use solid-state NMR and other biophysical methods to study the structure and dynamics of bacterial chemotaxis receptor protein complexes. This NIH-funded project combines biochemical methods to assemble and characterize native-like functional complexes of these proteins in defined signaling states, with a variety of biophysical methods including solid-state NMR and hydrogen exchange mass spectrometry to determine what changes are involved in signal propagation. See for example our recent publications:

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06475

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00698

 

We are especially interested in individuals with

- enthusiastic interest in mechanistic studies of membrane proteins and protein complexes

- experience with protein expression and purification

- experience with solid-state NMR of proteins

 

Our lab is part of an interactive community of research groups working with a suite of instruments recently purchased by the new UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences in the NMR Facility, Biophysical Characterization Facility, and other Core Facilities. UMass Amherst is located along with 4 other colleges in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, a great place to live and work, and centrally located about 3 hours from New York and 2 hours from Boston.

 

To apply, candidates should send the following to thompson@chem.umass.edu

- A cover letter that describes your relevant experience, research interests, and career goals.

- CV including the names and contact information of 2-3 references

 

 

Lynmarie K Thompson, PhD

Professor

Department of Chemistry, 122 LGRT

University of Massachusetts Amherst

710 North Pleasant St.

Amherst, MA 01003-9336

 

Office LGRT 864: 413-545-0827

Lab LGRT 820: 413-545-4983

E-Mail: thompson@chem.umass.edu

http://people.chem.umass.edu/thompson/

 

Director, Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program

http://www.umass.edu/cbi/

 

Chemistry: http://www.chem.umass.edu/

Molecular and Cellular Biology: http://www.bio.umass.edu/mcb/

Institute for Applied Life Sciences: https://www.umass.edu/ials/