Postdoctoral Research Associate – Phage Engineering

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Ames, IOWA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Information:


Position Title:
Postdoctoral Research Associate – Phage Engineering


Appointment Type:
Post Doc/Trainee


Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Talbert Research Group at Iowa State University has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an NIH-funded project focused on bacteriophage engineering for therapeutic applications. The research associate will be responsible for the design, expression, and phage display of novel tail fiber proteins and will analyze the binding interactions of proteins with bacteria.  As part of this position, the successful candidate is expected to collaborate with junior scientists and interdisciplinary team members and effectively communicate verbally and in writing.   

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Food Science, Bioengineering, or another related field 
  • Demonstrated expertise in genetic engineering and the production and characterization of recombinant proteins 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Gibson assembly, CRISPR gene editing, expression of fusion proteins, characterization of bioaffinity interactions, and phage display is desirable  


Proposed Start Date:
March 7, 2022


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
March 6, 2023


Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period


Time Type:
Full time


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
January 13, 2022


Posting Close Date:
January 12, 2022


Job Requisition Number:
R7310


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