Post Doc Research Assistant Biotechnology Purdue University Purdue University 1,158 reviews

Job Summary

Area of research

We are looking for highly motivated researcher to join Molecular Evolution, Protein Engineering and Production lab and work on cutting edge projects in the innovating field of directed evolution.

The successful candidate will work during his post-doctoral studies on advancing the directed evolution of enzymes and display technologies and developing high-throughput screening systems based on flow cytometry, microfluidic devices, mass spectrometry and selection systems.

Your tasks

The successful candidate will work on developing mutant libraries starting from different genes by various molecular evolution techniques using random, semi-rational or completely rational approaches. He/she will have to optimize the expression systems by using either in vivo or in vitro systems and optimize the flow cytometry high throughput screening systems for gene libraries. In additions she/he will on the development and advancement of microfluidic screening platforms. Finally, he/she will have to screen the libraries and characterize the improved mutants.

Your requirements

The candidate should hold a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field. She/he should be familiar with standard molecular biology and cell biology techniques. He/ She should have a good understanding and expertise in protein expression, purification and biochemical characterization. Hands on experience with flow cytometry and/or microfluidic devices would be a plus.


Review of applications will begin February 25th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter that describes your interests and fit with the position, CV and names and contact information of three references. Questions can be directed to Dr. Raluca Ostafe ([email protected]).

Start date is as soon as possible and no later than June 1st, 2021.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

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