The Qin Lab at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is seeking a skilled, motivated technician with a background in molecular biology and/or protein biochemistry. The lab studies structures and functions of TRP ion channels which are responsible for pain transduction including the sensation felt from consuming hot peppers. The study utilizes a variety of techniques, ranging from electrophysiology, biochemistry, cryo-EM imaging (in collaboration with Dr. Qiuxing Jiang at Hauptman Woodward Institute), and also computational simulation and modeling. The lab has excellent facility including high-end patch-clamp stations, fluoremeters, spectrophotometers, pcr themocycler, ultracentrifuge, size-exclusion chromatography, cryo plunger, glow discharger, and high-performance computer workstations. For more information about the lab, research or Dr. Qin, please visit: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The successful candidate will join the lab and provide technical support for the ongoing research, including side-directed and chimeric DNA mutagenesis, protein purification and sample preparation, and possibly maintenance and transfection of cultured cells. The position is for at least 4 years during which new opportunities may be available.
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