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Monday, August 11, 2008

Postdoctoral Position

Children's National Medical Center - Washington, DC
Children's Research Institute

A Post-doctoral position in structural biology is available to train in structural biology of proteins of the urea cycle and arginine biosynthesis. The successful candidate will be mentored in generating and testing scientific hypotheses related to structural biology and biochemistry. He/she will work independently on projects under general guidance. Tasks will include design of study, collection and analysis of data, and reporting of results at symposia and in peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Education and Training Required:

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in molecular biology or related field. Majors Preferred: Biology, Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or Microbiology.

Experience Required:

2-3 years of related experience. Experience may have been obtained during doctoral training. Previous supervisory experience not required.

Special Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Experience in protein biochemistry and molecular biochemistry and molecular biology methods. Math proficiency and basic statistical skills. Basic UNIX skills. The following specific skills are preferred: construction of plasmids, transfection of cultured cells, gel electrophoresis, PCR analysis, protein purification, RNA and DNA purification, organelle fractionation, SDS/PAGE and Western blotting.

Please submit CV and 3 references.

Contact:

Dashuang Shi
E-mail: dshi@cnmcresearch.org
Tel: 202-476-5817; Fax: 202-476-6014

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