Postdoctoral Fellowship - Applied Molecular Biology Division

New England Biolabs

New England Biolabs

United States
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

We are seeking a talented, highly motivated researcher to join the Applied Molecular Biology Division at New England Biolabs (NEB) as a postdoctoral fellow. The successful candidate will primarily focus on biochemical and structural characterizations of DNA deaminases as well as enzyme engineering to improve the enzyme characteristics and applications.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Express and purify DNA deaminases and determine their substrate specificity.

  • Collaborate with external labs to investigate the structures of DNA deaminases with bound substrates and elucidate the substrate specificity mechanisms of DNA deaminases.

  • Engineer DNA deaminases to improve their substrate selectivity or change their substrate specificity through rational design or high throughput engineering.

  • Apply DNA deaminases in next-generation sequencing (NGS) to detect epigenetic modifications.

  • Explore DNA deaminases in base-editing applications.

  • Effectively communicate the discoveries to the scientific community through presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology, or related field.

  • Advanced skill level in molecular biology and protein biochemistry techniques.

  • Strong multitasking ability.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proven ability to work independently and in collaborative team environments.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Hands-on experience with protein expression, purification (IMAC, IEX, SEC), and biochemical or biophysical characterizations.

  • Experience with structural biology (x-ray crystallography or structural modeling).

  • Experience with protein engineering.

  • Experience with next-generation sequencing (NGS) and epigenetic modification detection is a plus.

This position offers exciting opportunities for research training in an industrial setting, collaboration with academic institutions, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and participation in meetings and conferences.

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