DUTIES:- Design/purification of expression and transcription vectors. Purification of eukaryotic ribosomes, tRNA, native and recombinant translation factors and other proteins involved in ribosome-associated processes.- Assay the activities and interactions of individual components in in-vitro reconstituted steps of the eukaryotic translation process and associated quality control processes.- Preparation of data for presentation and publication; reading relevant scientific literature.(DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION)QUALIFICATIONS:REQUIRED: 1) Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry w/ experience in protein purification and analysis of protein structure/function. 2) Practical experience in a research setting (a) biochemistry (purification of native/recombinant proteins, functional analysis of proteins and RNA-protein complexes and (b) molecular biology (plasmid manipulation, recombinant protein expression).PREFERRED: Experience in investigating aspects of eukaryotic translation and associated quality control processes. Closing Date: Open Until FilledSTATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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