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Position Openings

Faculty Positions
  1. 9/25/2020 - Faculty position in Feinberg School of Medicine and Center for Synthetic Biology. 
    The Center for Synthetic Biology and Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include establish an extramurally funded basic or translational research program that applies synthetic biological approaches. Ideal candidates should also demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills, and actively contribute to the rapidly growing Center for Synthetic Biology. Formally launched in 2016, the Center for Synthetic Biology represents a university-wide initiative to formalize and grow synthetic biology as a research theme.
Postdoctoral Positions
  1. 12/9/2020 - Postdoctoral scholar.
    The Lucks group at Northwestern is seeking a creative and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher interested in studying the link between dynamic RNA folding and function. Current NIH-funded projects include studying bacterial riboswitches to understand the principles of RNA cotranscriptional folding and its impact on fundamental gene expression processes. We are also interested in studying eukaryotic phenomena, and in using these principles to design synthetic RNAs to control genetic processes. We develop and apply cutting edge experimental and computational approaches that enable the high throughput interrogation and design of RNA regulatory systems. 
  2. 9/25/2020 - Postdoctoral scholar in protein engineering.
    The Mrksich group at Northwestern is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our efforts in building protein-based molecules using the MegaMolecule approach developed in the Mrksich group laboratory.
  3. 7/29/2020 - Postdoctoral scholar in high-throughput protein biophysics, machine learning, and design. 
    The Rocklin group at Northwestern is looking for multiple postdoctoral researchers for several experimental and computational projects. The specific project will be worked out according to the interests of the fellow and PI. Applicants from diverse areas of science are encouraged, including chemistry, physics, biology, and biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science. Particularly areas of interest include hydrogen exchange mass spectrometry of proteins and machine learning/deep learning.
Staff Positions
  1. 11/06/2020 - Program Assistant
    External Applicants Apply Here: Job ID 39648
    Internal Applicants Apply Here: Job ID 39648

    The Program Assistant will manage the administrative functions for the brand new NSF-sponsored Synthetic Biology Across Scales (SynBAS) graduate training program in synthetic biology at Northwestern University. The Program Assistant will provide administrative and technical assistance in a broad variety of processes related to the training program including: working with and coordinating activities among SynBAS leadership, committees, student groups, staff and external evaluators; supporting graduate trainees within the program and maintaining connections to trainees that have completed the program; recruiting and retaining a diverse group of trainees; managing grant finances; communications including program advertising and webpage maintenance; preparing and compiling technical progress reports and documentation; helping to organize community events such as annual retreats and community building events; administrative tasks such as scheduling, travel arrangements and expense reports; and integrating with similar Program Assistants in similar training programs at other Universities to learn and implement best practices.

  2. 10/19/2020 - Research Technologist 1 
    External Applicants Apply Here: Job ID 39519
    Internal Applicants Apply Here: Job ID 39519
    The Mrksich group at Northwestern University is seeking a Research Technologist 1. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to operate and maintain MALDI-TOF mass spectrometers, primarily a Bruker RapifleX mass spectrometer, and to assist with analysis of mass spectrometry data. Basic responsibilities will also include operating liquid handling robotics for preparation of high throughput mass spectrometry assays, maintenance of other laboratory equipment, and management of chemicals and laboratory supplies. An ideal candidate would also have experience with microfluidic platforms and/or solid phase peptide synthesis. Additional responsibilities may include the preparation of various gene constructs using current molecular cloning strategies, protein expression, purification and characterization.
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