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Post Doctoral Researcher, Biological Sciences (Sutherland Lab)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

The Sutherland Lab ( in the Department of Biological Sciences ( at the University of Delaware is seeking a postdoctoral researcher. The Sutherland Lab studies the molecular mechanisms of bacterial cytochrome c biogenesis using biochemical, genetic and molecular biology approaches. Cytochromes c are ubiquitous in nature, functioning in diverse electron transport chains for critical cellular functions (e.g. respiration, detoxification) and are unique among cytochromes due to the requirement for covalently attached heme. The heme attachment reaction is accomplished by dedicated pathways termed System I, II and III. Under the supervision of Dr. Sutherland, the postdoctoral researcher will take a lead role in this NIH funded project to design and implement studies to elucidate mechanisms of heme trafficking and attachment by these fundamental pathways in bacteria.

The University of Delaware is an R1 research university located in the mid-Atlantic region in close proximity to Philadelphia, Baltimore and the beautiful coastal beaches of the Delaware. The University of Delaware a is collaborative and active research community with state-of-the-art core facilities, includes mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, sequencing and imaging (

• Design and perform experiments related to understanding the mechanisms of cytochrome c biogenesis. Collect and analyze data. Propose next steps and new directions.
• Prepare scientific data for publication
• Attend and present data at national and/or international conferences
• Apply for postdoctoral fellowships and help prepare grant proposals to support the research
• Excellent written and oral communication is required
• Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment

A strong interest in biochemical analysis of integral membrane proteins and heme trafficking is required. The preferred candidate will have a PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or a related field. Experience with recombinant protein expression, membrane protein purification and/or analysis of heme or metal containing proteins is ideal. In addition to a strong scientific record, the preferred candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrate the ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment; be willing to train and mentor undergraduates and graduate students; help to create and maintain a positive and supportive laboratory environment.

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