We are seeking a molecular biophysicist who will probe ligand-modulated tailoring of intestinal fatty acid-binding protein surfaces for sensing and signaling that affect systemic energy homeostasis in mammals. This position is funded by multi-year grant awards from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or allied fields, with experience in one or more of the following areas: high-resolution solution-state NMR of proteins, production of soluble proteins; macromolecular visualization, and measurement of protein-protein interactions. Applicants should send the following items to Prof. Ruth E. Stark via https://www.rfcuny.org/careers, (Research Section):a resume including publications; a brief narrative description of interests and qualifications relevant to the position; names and contact information for two professional references. For further information, see rfcuny.org, https://resgroup.ccny.cuny.edu, and https://mma.ccny.cuny.edu/.
The City College of New York (CCNY) houses CUNY’s Macromolecular Assemblies Institute and hosts the world-class New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) on its campus. Our team and many others of our Structural and Molecular Biology cluster have laboratories in the CCNY Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) building adjacent to the university’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), modern facilities that came online in 2015. CUNY’s research community includes several hundred chemists, biologists, physicists, and both chemical and bioengineers who interact within a network of 25 colleges and professional schools. Located in the historic Hamilton Heights – Sugar Hill section of upper Manhattan, CCNY is accessible by public or private transportation.
The Stark research group makes extensive use of full-featured NMR spectrometers operating in the solid state and solution: a 600 MHz Bruker NEO NMR instrument for solids operated by the CCNY Division of Science; Bruker solution-state NMR spectrometers operating at 600, 700, and 800 MHz in the adjoining CUNY ASRC; 500-900 MHz Bruker NMR and 600 MHz DNP facilities, including Bruker and Phoenix probes for solution and solid-state spectroscopy, at the NYSBC located on our campus. The participating research groups and support staff are linked by robust scientific interactions. Both CCNY and the CUNY ASRC support core facilities for a broad range of biophysical and nanoscience measurements. CUNY is anAA/EO/ADA Employer.