Research Scientist in Solid State NMR - Univ. of Illinois, USA

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posted: February 5 2010

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching for a Research Specialist in Chemical Sciences. This position will support the investigation of structural studies of proteins by solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Duties include operation of high-field NMR spectrometers with magic-angle spinning and variable temperature capabilities, development of pulse sequences, data collection, and data analysis protocols, and collaborating with researchers to achieve ambitious scientific objectives in the structural biology of membrane proteins and fibrils.

This is a full-time, regular academic professional position. The position requires a minimum of a Ph.D. in Biophysics, Physical Chemistry, or Physics with a dissertation awarded from a research group specializing in advanced NMR spectroscopy techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with previous postdoctoral experience of at least two to three years, in addition to prior experience in probe design and maintenance, pulse sequence development, and computational analysis of NMR data. Salary is commensurate with experience. Start date is as soon as possible following the closing date.

How to apply

To ensure full consideration you must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae and email addresses for 3 references by the close date of February 15, 2010. Create your U of I application through and upload your cover letter and curriculum vitae. The Department of Chemistry will then send you an email (within 2 days) with instructions for entering contact information for three references. For questions, contact Research Specialist Search,, (217) 333-5071. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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