Determine research objectives & approaches with high degree of autonomy & authority; develop new analytical tools & methods in pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectro-scopy; & serve as key research scientist & resident EPR expert, utilizing advanced theoretical & practical knowledge of EPR & its application to biomolecules such as proteins involved in diabetes & Alzheimer disease. Operate & maintain sophisticated pulsed EPR spectrometer, a fluorometer, a light-scattering apparatus, an infrared spectrometer, a stopped-flow system & an optical absorption spectrometer. Independently design complicated experiments; conduct experiments as sole user of the system in order to obtain structural information on the biological samples; analyze & evaluate research data utilizing computers; search literature; & provide interpretations requiring significant knowledge of pulsed EPR. Mentor (i.e., provide leadership, direction & guidance) staff, postdoctoral fellows &/or student workers regarding procedures, techniques & use of pulsed EPR equipment as needed; and, participate in the instruction of physical methods to graduate students. Develop innovative solutions to a wide range of research problems of unusual complexity, create or modify methods & techniques for obtaining solutions & ensure that solutions are consistent with research objectives. Develop research documentation for publication &/or prepare technical reports, papers &/or records that show independent thinking & leadership in scholarly writing. Perform site-directed mutagenesis, protein expression, purification & site-directed spin labeling. Identify, research, compile & evaluate data sources, background information &/or technology related to CW and pulsed EPR. Make presentations at academic conferences & participate in workshops.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate
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Directly related education and experience in research specialization with highly advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures, analysis methods, principles, theories and concepts. Demonstrated leadership in developing new ideas and ability to publish in appropriate academic and practitioner outlets. Demonstrated independent thinking and leadership in scholarly writing according to such criteria as: first authored publications, conceptual leadership in the development of publications generated alone or with others, writing of first drafts of publications and/or single authored publications.
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University of Southern California - 17 months ago