Employment Opporunity

Postdoctoral Scholar - EPR Investigation of Metals in Biology

Virginia Commonwealth University

Type: Postdoctoral

Primary Research Area: Generation and Action of Reactive Species

Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Salary Range: $40,001 - $50,000

Submit CV, Resume or Application By: January 1, 2018


A postdoctoral position in bioinorganic chemistry is available for a skilled and enthusiastic candidate within the Lucas Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA (https://chemistry.vcu.edu/bios/heather-lucas/). The principal research topic will be centered around the employment of electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR) towards the investigation of cellular metal speciation, metalloproteins, coordination complexes, and associated redox mechanisms.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biophysics, or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the collection and analysis of EPR (or ESR) spectra. Prior experience with the application of spin probes and/or spin labels is desirable. The selected candidate will also be provided with opportunities to learn new biochemical and/or synthetic characterization techniques. Applications from candidates with experience in other advanced methodologies, such as resonance Raman (rR) spectroscopy or laser induced photochemical processes are also encouraged. The appointment is for one year with renewal dependent on performance; shorter contracts will be considered under special circumstances.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your experience, and the names and contact information of two references to hrlucas@vcu.edu. Candidates available to start by January 2018 or earlier will be given primary consideration; however, a later start date can be negotiated. The initial contract will be supported through existing NIH grant funds; opportunities will also be provided to the selected candidate to apply for external funding to further aid in their career development.

VCU has a large interdisciplinary research community with well-equipped instrumentation facilities as well as multiple career development opportunities for postdoctoral scholars; more info can be found at http://www.research.vcu.edu/postdoc/index.htm. Richmond, Virginia, is also a vibrant, growing place to live with a vast history, great places to eat, wonderful museums, and unique outdoor places to visit.

For more information, please contact:

Heather R. Lucas
1001 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA, Virginia 23284
United States
Telephone: 804-828-7512