Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biochemistry in Ames, Iowa

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700004

Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biochemistry

Advertised Employing Department Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology

Appointment Type Post Doctoral

Base of Employment D - Post Doctoral

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date 03/01/2017

Proposed End Date or Length of Term 02/28/2018; with possibility of renewal

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

An NIH-funded post-doctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Bobik at Iowa State University to conduct research on bacterial microcompartments (MCPs). Bacterial MCPs are a family of proteinaceous organelles used to optimize metabolic pathways that have toxic or volatile intermediates. MCPs have a number of potential biomedical and biotechnological applications, but many fundamental questions about their structure, function and mechanisms remain unanswered and only a few types of MCPs have been studied in any detail. The lab’s current focus is to use genetic and biochemical approaches to define the mechanisms that guide the assembly of thousands of protein subunits into a functioning bacterial organelle and to understand how a protein shell mediates selective molecular transport. For more information on Dr. Bobik’s research see:

Required Education and Experience

Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related field completed prior to start date.

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience in bacterial genetics as well as biochemical and biophysical analysis of proteins is preferred.

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Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Department/Program & College Description

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Thomas Bobik

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Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please email the following information to 1) Curriculum vitae 2) Cover letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free at 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 02/28/2017

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Postdoc Research Associate - 0100


Job Category Post Doctoral