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POSTDOCTROAL FELLOW POSITION IN: Bochman Lab, Indiana University, Bloomington

A full-time NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Matthew L. Bochman in the Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry Department at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The Bochman lab is interested in understanding the mechanistic functions of DNA helicases and associated proteins in the maintenance of genome integrity. They have ongoing projects focusing on: 1) defining the pathways of Fanconi Anemia-independent DNA inter-strand crosslink (ICL) repair, 2) the roles of RecQ and PIF1 family helicases in maintaining telomere length homeostasis, and 3) how post-translational modifications (PTMs) affect PIF1 helicase activities. The lab utilizes a variety of techniques in-house and through ongoing collaborations, including in vitro biochemistry, yeast genetics, next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, structural biology, click chemistry, and single-molecule biochemistry.

The postdoctoral researcher will have his/her choice of projects in the three areas listed above, access to hands-on experimental training from Dr. Bochman, his lab, and his collaborators, mentoring for fellowship applications and paper writing, and opportunities to mentor younger researchers.

A PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, or a related life sciences field is required. Experience with protein purification, using yeast as a model organism, in vitro enzymatic assays, and/or molecular cloning is preferred. Salary is commensurate with skills and level of experience, benefits included.

To apply for this position, please send a letter of application describing your interest, your CV, and the contact information for three references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/9961. Information about the Bochman lab can be found at the link above, and you can find our recent publications here and preprints here.

Best consideration date is January 4, 2021. Exact start date is flexible.  Inquiries about the position can be directed to Matt Bochman (bochman@indiana.edu).

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.  Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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 POSITION IN CHROMOSOME ARCHITECTURE:

(Steve D. Bell Lab, Indiana University, Bloomington)

A full-time NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in Steve Bell’s lab, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington. The lab conducts research on the machineries that effect DNA replication and sculpt genome conformation. We exploit a model organism, Sulfolobus to perform our work (see http://www.indiana.edu/~sbelllab/site/home.html).

The position is to investigate the function and architecture of the Sulfolobus genome. We have recently described the low-resolution structure of the Sulfolobus genome (Takemata et al., Cell, 2019). We will build on those preliminary data to determine the molecular basis of the establishment and maintenance of the compartmentalized genome architecture. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of the novel SMC protein, coalescin, in establishing transcriptionally-repressed domains.

We seek a collegial, self-motivated, independent, and intellectually curious individual with a PhD in molecular biology, microbial genetics, biochemistry, or related field. Applicant for the position must have strong bench skills, and familiarity with techniques such as 3C and the bioinformatic analyses of next-gen sequencing data is required. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Experience working with archaea is helpful but not required. The position is initially available for 12 months, with possible extension for a further three years. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and full benefits are included.

To apply for the position (Chromosome architecture), please submit a letter of application indicating which position is being applied for, a CV, a statement of research interests, and the contact information for three references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8876.

Best consideration date is Dec.1, 2020. Exact start date is flexible.  Inquiries about the position can be directed to Steve Bell (stedbell@indiana.edu).

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.  Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Lab Technician III

For more information go to Jobs@IU search Job ID 292475

Molecular & Cellular BIOCHEMISTRY Dept. (BL-BIOC-IUBLA)

Department Information

Read more about the Physical and Biochemistry Facility (PBIF) here, and the Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CAF) here!

Job Summary

This is technical and managerial work performing a variety of complex tasks related to the daily operations of the Physical and Biochemistry Facility (PBIF) and the Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CAF). PBIF and CAF are located in Simon Hall MSB-1 science building receiving hundreds of users monthly. Both are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, facilitating research for many groups in Biochemistry, Biology, and Chemistry Departments.

Support and assist a variety of research projects, jointly with the supervisor, by maintaining lab operations on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Act as manager for PBIF - keep facility organized and ensure continuous operation. Perform scholarly research and train other personnel in PBIF (such as students) in standard techniques used in the lab. Assist users in experiments, automated and manual dispensing of commercial screens, crystallography screenings, sample preparation, crystal optimization, crystal harvesting, and data collection. Assist users in PBIF with experiments sample preparation and measurement. Perform data entry, organization and maintenance of files, upkeep of lab calendar, and monthly billing. Monitor and assess consumables inventory and order supplies as needed. Develop standard operating procedures for lab instrumentation and modify these procedures as appropriate. Monitor lab usage to ensure safe and efficient use of facilities.

There will be opportunities to participate in data interpretation and publication of the results.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Science degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or a related discipline.

Good organization skills, with meticulous attention to detail and commitment to maintaining a clean and organized laboratory. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent computational/data analysis skills. Excellent time management skills, and ability to be flexible with changes in daily or weekly tasks. Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Dream Weaver.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree. One to five years of experience in structural biology.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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We are growing, and now have 13 faculty at various ranks. Our faculty utilize a diverse range of model organisms to address a similarly broad range of interests including virus structure and infection processes, protein homeostasis, signal transduction, gene regulation and DNA repair and replication mechanisms.

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