Cornell University, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Position ID:Cornell-Chemistry-RA20 [#16624, WDR-00023558]
Position Title: Reearch Associate
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / Biochemistry
Appl Deadline:2020/08/26 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/08/04, listed until 2020/08/26)
Position Description:    

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The Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department in Ithaca, NY, is seeking applicants for a Research Associate position in Dr. Hening Lin’s research group.  This group is an HHMI chemical biology lab at Cornell University which studies the chemistry, biology, and application of enzymes that have important physiological functions with a combination of synthetic and biochemical methods.

The primary responsibilities of this Research Association position will be to perform original research in structural biology of metalloenzymes, assisting PI in teaching new students, analyzing data, and writing manuscripts. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the PI, use structural biology techniques to study metalloenzymes in electron transport and protein post-translational modifications. This work begins with identifying genes of interest and cloning from genomic DNA. The Research Associate will then assist the PI in developing methods to express, purify, and structurally characterize the enzymes. For proteins that are difficult to get structures, modeling will also be performed to generate useful structural prediction. This individual is also expected to assist in designing experiments, write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and engage in ongoing academic and intellectual life within relevant scientific programs at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

The Associate will collaborate with other researchers both internally and externally. In the lab, the individual will assist the PI in training graduate students on lab equipment and laboratory techniques.  In particular, the individual will be responsible for providing advice and assistance when needed, primarily in structural biology, including the final steps of crystallographic refinement and structure deposition.

This is a 12-month benefits eligible full-time (100%FTE) appointment term which is renewable depending on funding and performance.



Ph.D. in chemistry, biology, or related field.  Experience in X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, docking, experience in lab management. Minimum of three years research experience after PhD in academia.

Salary:  commensurate with experience

Start:   September 1, 2020


For more information about the Lin research group, please see our website:


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Further Info:
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
122 Baker Laboratory
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-1301

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