Job Summary: The Lewis Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research position. The position offers an opportunity to develop and apply cutting- edge protein engineering techniques to address fundamental challenges in synthetic chemistry and biocatalysis. The successful applicant will use a deep understanding of organic and organometallic chemistry, combined with state-of-the-art methods in genome mining, directed evolution, next gen sequencing, and laboratory automation to develop enzymes or artificial metalloenzymes for new chemical transformations. Motivated applicants with PhD training in any area of chemistry or biochemistry will be considered. Experience with either molecular biology or synthetic chemistry is strongly preferred. The Lewis Lab is a dynamic multidisciplinary laboratory environment. The successful applicant will play an integral role within our growing team of chemists, biochemists, and protein engineers and will emerge with a skill set that is equally relevant to academia and industry. Trainees receive regular guidance and feedback to ensure progress is made toward their career goals, whatever those may be. Trainees are also afforded the scheduling flexibility needed to maintain an appropriate work life balance and a safe laboratory environment in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For additional information visit: https://lewis.lab.indiana.edu/
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. at time of appointment in chemistry, biochemistry, or any related discipline.
Preferred qualifications: Proficiency in various computational languages including python and perl is essential. The ideal applicant would also be able to utilize existing informatics tools to solve various bioinformatics problems on a regular basis. Experience with biomolecular simulation and protein structure prediction is also desirable.
Department Contact for Questions:
Please contact Dr. Jared Lewis with questions regarding position specifics at email@example.com .
For general questions regarding employment at Indiana University please contact Jennifer McCloud, HR Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 855-2246.
OAA #: 22007-02
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 9709
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