The Sridhar and Huckaba laboratories at Xavier University of Louisiana are seeking applicants for two available Research Scientist positions at the Postdoctoral (Ph.D. required) or Research Associate (M.S. required) level. Successful candidates will be working on a collaborative project to develop and test the efficacy of new therapeutic compounds as candidates for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Positions are available for one year, extendable upon the availability of funding. Position one – Organic Chemistry The candidate should have experience in performing multi-step organic synthesis, isolation, purification and analysis of reaction products, separation of chiral compounds, and optimization of reaction conditions. Should be well versed with NMR analysis, HPLC separation techniques and GC-MS analysis. Position Two – Biochemistry The candidate should have experience with recombinant protein purification, including the use of FPLC for affinity and size exclusion chromotography. Should be well versed in the analysis of protein concentration levels via Western blot. Experience with the performance and optimization of in vitro reconstitution of biological processes is a plus. The successful candidates will also have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students and research technicians in the laboratory. Candidates should be eligible to work in the United States.
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