The Kurouski lab is looking for high performing and motivated B.S. and M.S. graduates in biochemistry, physics or chemistry to begin their PhD at the cutting edge of the exciting Biochemistry and Biophysics fields.
Lab projects use physics, optics and chemometrics to understand plants, plant pathogens and/or decomposing bodies (forensics). You will get to work on lasers to improve food production and sustainability while getting paid for it! Competitive graduate students will receive a yearly living stipend, health benefits, and tuition, culminating in a graduate degree. Jobs in the area of biophotonics are well paying and plentiful in both private and public sectors. Additional projects include structural organization of amyloids, elucidation of electrochemical and electrocatalytic processes at nanoscale, and forensic applications of Raman and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. If you don’t know what any of this means but you enjoy meaningful lab work you will love it.
Postdoctoral Position in Kurouski lab.
The laboratory of Dr. Kurouski at the Texas A&M University, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow with an experience in amyloid biology. The focal point of the project is to establish a link between structure and toxicity of amyloid oligomers. The candidate will (i) use innovative scanning probe techniques, that are known as Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) and Atomic Force Microscopy Infrared (AFM-IR) Spectroscopy, to determine the structure of the oligomers. The candidate will be also (ii) responsible for maintaining cell cultures and performing toxicity assays.
Although an experience in Raman and Infrared spectroscopy is not required, basic understanding of these analytical techniques will help the candidate to learn both TERS and AFM-IR. The experience with cell lines and basic toxicity assays is expected for candidates that express their interest in this project.
Credentials and Qualifications:
Successfully applicants will have Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry or related fields with proven track record of productivity in form of publication in reputable journals. Ideal candidate should have hands-on-experience in cell cultures, protein aggregation, biophysical methods such as fluorescence, circular dichroism, scanning probe and electron microscopy.
Where we are:
The laboratory is located in The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX). We are around 2-2.5 hours away from Houston, Dallas and Austin.
How to Apply: A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should send a single PDF file of their current CV with publications list to Prof. Dmitry Kurouski (firstname.lastname@example.org).