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Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Assistant

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Assistant
Employment Type Staff - Administration
Employment Status Full Time
Bi-weekly Hours
Appointment Length 12 Month
Duration of Appointment
Semester Appointment Term
Position Summary

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, NY ( is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Assistant for a full-time appointment in the laboratory of Dr. Manish Shah within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Shah’s laboratory focuses on structure-function studies of Cytochrome P450 enzymes and their genetic variants using functional, structural and biophysical methods. Highly motivated applicants with a strong background in molecular biology, protein biochemistry and/or structural biology are encouraged to apply. Knowledge and experience in designing DNA constructs, protein expression in E. coli, purification, biochemical and biophysical analysis, crystallization and/or structure determination using X-ray crystallography is highly desirable. The candidate will be expected to stay abreast of literature, implementing new methods, and preparing manuscripts for publication.
Representative publications can be found at:

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or equivalent (for postdoctoral fellow position) with less than 3 years of experience, or B.S. in molecular biology, biochemistry or equivalent (for research assistant) with 2 or more years of experience. Strong oral and written communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with experience in recombinant DNA methods, protein expression and purification from E. coli, and functional characterization are particularly encouraged to apply. The applicant must have an interest in learning new techniques and possess ability to work independently

Physical Demands

Sedentary Work: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number Acad0542014
Desired Start Date 12/04/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 08/28/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Intent
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research Plans

Supplemental Questions

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