Job Summary: The Lewis Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research position. This position is part of a collaboration with researchers at a large pharmaceutical company, and it will involve the development and application cutting-edge protein engineering techniques to address fundamental challenges in synthetic chemistry and biocatalysis. The successful applicant will use a deep understanding of organic chemistry combined with state-of-the-art methods in genome mining, directed evolution, next-gen sequencing, and laboratory automation to develop enzymes for new chemical transformations. Motivated applicants with PhD training in any area of chemistry or biochemistry will be considered. Experience with either molecular biology 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. He or she will also interact regularly with researchers at the aforementioned company. 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/
Ph.D. at time of appointment in chemistry, biochemistry, or any related discipline.
Proficiency with molecular biology and enzyme characterization is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate would also be familiar with genome mining and high-throughput experimentation.
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Prof. Jared C. Lewis, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, email@example.com.
Questions regarding the application process or employment at Indiana University can be directed to: Jennifer McCloud, HR Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAA #: 22105-05
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 10916
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