The Leung lab at Johns Hopkins is looking for a biochemist to develop antivirals against coronavirus in a collaborative, milestone-driven Industry–Academia setting. This position is guaranteed for two-year funding, with the possibility of renewal till 2025. Competitive salary is offered based on experience.
The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of seasoned drug developers from Industry to establish a novel, first-in-class drug discovery and development program. Particularly, the biochemist will work closely in the Leung Lab at Johns Hopkins University with a team of virologists and a lab manager. Together, we will develop and execute assays to identify antivirals in cell and animal models as well as discover the mechanism of action behind the drug target.
The ideal biochemistry candidate should have prior experiences in biochemistry, molecular or cell biology and ability to perform effectively in a team environment. Experiences with immunology, pharmacology, high-throughput screening (enzymatic assay, cell-based assay and high content imaging), post-translational modifications or proteomics are a plus.
This position is ideal for candidates who are interested to progress in academia or those who would like to explore transitions from academic to industry positions.
We are looking for collegial individuals who will contribute to forming a collaborative and inclusive research environment. Individuals from underrepresented groups in biomedicine are encouraged to apply.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter (1 page max) briefly describing their career goals and accomplishments, highlighting their strengths in collaboration and goal-driven credentials. The candidate’s CV and contact information for 3 references should also be provided for consideration.
We are a team from diverse backgrounds, with expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, proteomics, chemistry, and informatics.
The Johns Hopkins University provides an excellent and stimulating scientific environment for collaboration and exchange of ideas to pursue our research goals.
We enjoy a rich diversity of research programs surrounding us in the following departments that apply basic molecular, cellular and biochemical approaches to fundamental issues in public health and medicine:
Tagged as: Chemistry, Life Sciences
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