Janelia Research Campus is a pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia, where scientists pursue fundamental questions in neuroscience and imaging. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched Janelia in 2006, establishing an intellectually distinctive environment for scientists to do creative, collaborative, hands-on work. Our integrated teams of biologists, computational scientists, and tool-builders pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact. We share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community. It is a uniquely innovative and collaborative atmosphere that reflects HHMI’s reputation for excellence.
Summary: Mediation of cell-cell interactions by extracellular biomolecules has been an under-addressed target of chemical biology, yet presents unique protein engineering challenges. We are looking for a Ph.D.-level scientist to join us in developing protein-based tools for use in challenging and heterogenous environments. Our lab takes a chemical biology approach, leveraging small-molecules, protein engineering, and directed evolution to create tools for biology. Examples of projects include the of manipulation and detection of cell-cell and cell-matrix contacts, manipulation of enzyme activity, multiplexed labeling strategies, and development of affinity reagents. Our work is interdisciplinary and highly collaborative: we work with labs at Janelia and elsewhere to apply our technologies to important questions in biology.
Desired Skills and Qualifications
Ph.D. degree in Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related discipline
Molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and/or imaging experience
Interest in chemical biology and tool development
If you are unsure if you meet the qualifications or have questions, please reach out. For more information on the Tebo lab, visit here: https://www.janelia.org/lab/tebo-lab
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Tagged as: Chemistry, Life Sciences
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