Biochemistry Research Opportunities

Biochemistry Research Opportunities


Postdoctoral Opportunities

Post-doctoral positions in the Department of Biochemistry involve working on an independent research project with a member of the faculty and are open to people with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, or a related field. Most of these positions are for an average of two to three years. Salaries are negotiable with the faculty member involved, but are competitive. are competitive.

Postdoctoral research positions open on an ongoing basis. Please contact appropriate faculty members directly to enquire about availability.

Postdoctoral Research Position in Molecular Virologyolec

One postdoctoral position is available immediately in Dr. Zucai Suo's laboratory (http://www.chemistry.ohio-state.edu/~suo.3) to study virology, innate immunity, and biochemistry relevant to the infection of hepatitis C and to develop anti-viral agents. The candidate should have solid background in cell-based assays, confocal and multiphoton imaging and microscopy, immunofluoresence, RNA synthesis and purification, Western-blot, Kinase assays, quantitative RT-PCR, subcloning, PCR, and protein purification. Please contact Dr. Suo through email at suo.3@osu.edu, or phone (614) 688-3706, or regular mail: 880 Bio. Sci., 484 West 12th Ave., Department of Biochemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210.

Postdoctoral Position in Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy

One postdoctoral position is available immediately in an enzymology laboratory to elucidate the kinetics and dynamics of polymerization catalyzed by human and viral DNA/RNA polymerases using single molecule Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) technology. Background in single molecule technologies, enzyme kinetics (stopped-flow and rapid chemical quench measurements, data analysis, etc.), biophysics, and protein purification is preferred. An important criterion for selection will be the ability of the desired individual to pursue independent research in an active multi-disciplinary setting. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Zucai Suo, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, The Ohio State University. Dr. Suo can be contacted by email (suo.3@osu.edu) or phone (614-688-3706). Further information about the research projects in the Suo Lab can be obtained from http://www.chemistry.ohio-state.edu/~suo.3/.

Postdoctoral Position in Mechanistic Enzymology

One postdoctoral position is available immediately in an enzymology laboratory to elucidate the kinetic mechanisms of polymerization catalyzed by human and viral DNA/RNA polymerases, and to kinetically characterize enzymes involved in bio-fuel synthesis. Background in enzyme kinetics (stopped-flow and rapid chemical quench measurements, data analysis, etc.), biophysics, protein purification, recombinant DNA techniques, computational chemistry is preferred. An important criterion for selection will be the ability of the desired individual to pursue independent research in an active multi-disciplinary setting. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Zucai Suo, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, The Ohio State University. Dr. Suo can be contacted by email (suo.3@osu.edu) or phone (688-3706). Further information about the research projects in the Suo Lab can be obtained from http://www.chemistry.ohio-state.edu/~suo.3/.

Postdoctoral Research Position in X-ray Crystallography

One postdoctoral position is available immediately in Dr. Zucai Suo's laboratory (http://www.chemistry.ohio-state.edu/~suo.3/) to study protein functions and interactions through protein X-ray crystallography. The candidate should have a PhD in structural biology and have extensive experience in all aspects of protein X-ray crystallography, including protein expression and purification, crystallization, structure determination and refinement. Experience with baculovirus expression system is a plus. The protein targets are human kinases and DNA polymerases. Please contact Dr. Suo through email at suo.3@osu.edu, or phone (614) 688-3706, or regular mail: 880 Bio. Sci., 484 West 12th Ave., Department of Biochemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210.

Postdoctoral Research Position in NMR Structure Biology

One postdoctoral position is available immediately in Dr. Zucai Suo's laboratory (http://www.chemistry.ohio-state.edu/~suo.3/) to study enzyme dynamics through macromolecular NMR. The candidate should have a PhD in structural biology and have extensive experience in all aspects of NMR, including protein expression and purification, NMR structure determination and refinement, and enzyme dynamics. The protein targets are thermostable DNA polymerases. Please contact Dr. Suo through email at suo.3@osu.edu, or phone (614) 688-3706, or regular mail: 880 Bio. Sci., 484 West 12th Ave., Department of Biochemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210.


Associate Opportunities

Research Associate positions in the Department of Biochemistry are available for people with a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, or a related field. These positions entail working for a member of the faculty managing the lab, conducting independent research to the extent of one's education and training, assisting in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and other responsibilities as defined by each faculty member. Salaries are dependent on the level of education, experience, and are negotiable with the faculty member involved, but are competitive.

There are no Research Associate positions currently available in the Department.Please check back later.


Technician Opportunities

Research technician positions become available periodically. Please contact faculty members directly for recent information as to open positions in their laboratories.


Work Study Opportunities

Part-time Lab Assistantships in the Department of Biochemistry provide the opportunity for undergraduate students to earn some extra cash while learning about how a research laboratory operates. Workstudy students have the opportunity to work with a faculty member and with other lab personnel such as technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral scientists, and perhaps other undergraduate students. Responsibilities can include maintaining tissue cultures, light research duties such as running electrophoresis gels, protein purification, some molecular biology, lab maintenance such as washing dishes, preparing buffers and reagents, etc.. Hours and responsibilities depend on the faculty member, though most positions are for approximately 10 hours a week. Students must qualify for workstudy.

There are no Work Study positions currently available in the Department.Please check back later.