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Post-Doctoral Associate
Rutgers University | New Brunswick, New Jersey
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A teaching postdoctoral position is available in the field of microbial physiology, focused on the study of the mechanisms that cells use to 1) build inorganic protein prosthetic groups called iron-sulfur (FeS) clusters, and 2) maturate FeS proteins. These processes, which are essential for life, are also antibiotic targets. The studies will be carried out in the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis and the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus; the results from the studies will impact our understanding of iron-dependent processes from bacteria to humans. The applicant will examine the functions of two proteins of unknown function that have roles in the aforementioned processes. S/he will use state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and DNA-sequencing to form hypotheses that can be tested using in vitro biochemical techniques. The position is intended for a molecular microbiologist or biochemist with experience examining protein function. Ability to network with others for collaborative experimentation and data analysis is required.

Approximately 75% of the applicant's time will be focused on scholarly activities. For the remaining time, s/he will assist the Principle Investigator in designing and implementing a laboratory-based wet and dry lab course in microbial physiology and biochemistry. During this time, s/he will aid in the design and implementation of curricula, assign course and laboratory learning goals, assess student learning outcomes, and mentor students. An overarching goal of this position is to ensure that the hire is prepared to successfully transition into a career as a teacher-scholar.

About Rutgers University

With major campuses in northern, central, and southern New Jersey and extension offices and activities in all twenty-one counties, Rutgers is the flagship institution of New Jersey's public higher education system. It is a vibrant and diverse community of 51,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff. The university comprises 29 undergraduate colleges and graduate and professional schools, as well as over 130 specialized research institutes. Some 175 academic departments offer over 270 bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs.

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