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Biochemistry - Post Doctoral Fellow
Emory University in the Atlanta, Georgia
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Date Posted August 27, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled


JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

Additional Details

Ghalei lab at Emory University is seeking a creative and highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow with experience in biochemistry or structural biology. The lab uses a combination of techniques including RNA and protein biochemistry, X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, and yeast genetics to answer fundamental questions about the molecular mechanism underlying the assembly and turnover of box C/D snoRNPs.

The lab is located in the Department of Biochemistry, Emory SOM and has wide access to the resources and collaborative community at the Emory University.


The applicant has ideally completed his/her Ph.D in biochemistry/molecular biology/any other related field. Previous experience working with RNA and/or yeast is an advantage, but not required.

The successful candidate will start on the ground of exciting novel preliminary data and work closely with members of a highly collaborative team and an enthusiastic mentor in an interdisciplinary laboratory.

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