Assistant/Associate Research Scientist: biomolecular NMR spectroscopy

Position description:  Assistant/Associate Research Scientist position is available in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at Texas A&M University.  The research project will make use of NMR spectroscopy, atomistic molecular dynamics simulations, and other biophysical techniques to investigate the molecular mechanisms of lipid exchange processes and protein recruitment to lipid membranes.  This position is ideal for applicants who would like to learn how to synergistically combine experimental and computational approaches to achieve atomic-level description of complex biomolecular systems that involve lipid membranes.  Other responsibilities include participation in interdisciplinary collaborative research projects and assistance in routine maintenance of NMR spectrometers.  The Biomolecular NMR resource at Texas A&M University comprises five instruments with magnetic field strengths ranging from 500 to 800 MHz, all equipped with cryogenically cooled probes.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or a related discipline; a minimum of three years of experience with multi-dimensional NMR experiments on proteins and/or nucleic acids; and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.  Experience with Bruker software and hardware is preferred.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  The review of applications will begin on September 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please send CV, three relevant publications, short description of research experience, and arrange for three letters of reference.  Please send the materials in electronic format to tigumenova@tamu.edu.

Texas A&M, one of the largest universities in the USA, has more than 65,000 students from all 50 states and 124 countries, a multibillion-dollar endowment ranked 4th among public universities, and a top 20 research enterprise.  College Station/Bryan is a Sun Belt metropolitan area with nearly 180,000 residents.  It is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country, yet retains a low cost of living with easy access to major Texas cities.  Texas A&M University is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.