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Postdoctoral Associate - Joshua-Tor Laboratory

Employer
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Location
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Sector
Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
Corporate
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Primary Work Address: 1 Bungtown Road James Building, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 11724

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We are currently seeking innovative, inventive, and self-driven Postdoctoral Associates within the lab of Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The Joshua-Tor lab studies the structure and mechanism of gene silencing pathways as well as DNA replication. To get a complete understanding of how these processes, the team employs structural, biochemical, biophysical and molecular biology approaches to study how key proteins work at the molecular level. More information can be found on their website.

The lab enjoys extremely frequent access to a Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope equipped with a Gatan K3 camera. They also have a screening microscope (Talos 120C), and a chameleon system for grid preparation was just installed in addition to Vitrobot and Leica plungers. There is an excellent fully equipped and soon to be upgraded X-ray facility, crystallization robots and fantastic computational resources including high-performance and GPU computers. Combined with the nearby NSLS-II, these are exciting times with exciting capabilities. The lab is also equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for studying macromolecular interactions, and CSHL has an array of cutting-edge core facilities.

To foster a diverse, collaborative research setting, we consider candidates from a broad range of backgrounds including structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology. We are currently open to considering both entry-level Postdoctoral Associates, as well as candidates who are further along in the postdoctoral journey.

This role is perfect for you if you are looking to do groundbreaking science in a new area within an established and well-respected lab.We are hoping to find someone who is incredibly motivated, self-directed, collaborative, and passionate about pushing the bounds of what we know of science.

Environment

The Joshua-Tor group environment is ambitious and congenial, with a strong emphasis on collaborative work between postdocs, PhD students, and technicians. The lab is located on the beautiful main campus of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on the "Gold coast" of Long Island. We're a short train ride from New York City and a shorter car-ride from seashores, boating and vineyards. Our institution is a leading international center for research and education, organizing dozens of scientific conferences and advanced technical science courses each year, giving lab members a unique opportunity to network and learn from a wide variety of top-tier scientists.

We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

General Qualifications:
  • PhD. in biology, chemistry or physics, with experience in structural biology or biochemistry
    • Prior experience with CryoEM a strong plus
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment
  • Effective communication skills, thoughtful and creative


Applicants should submit both their curriculum vitae and a detailed statement on how their experience and interests relate to our work. Please provide names and contact information of references.

Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our Benefits at HHMI site to learn more.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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