The Spiller lab in the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University is 
seeking a Research Assistant to assist Dr. Professor Spiller in his laboratory. 
The Spiller lab is a structural biology lab focused on infectious disease and 
the host’s immune response. The job requires a moderate ability to work 
independently but also involves working directly with Dr. Spiller and other lab 
members to help determine crystal structures. The candidate will be expected to 
interact professionally with other lab members. Preference will be given to 
applicants with experience in some of the following responsibilities.
Molecular Biology

  *   Design and create new protein constructs for crystallization trials.
  *   Optimize protein expression of new protein constructs.
Protein Purification

  *   Design and carry out experiments on the basis of discussed plans with Dr. 
  *   Analyze chromatography experiments.

  *   Design and carry out high throughput crystallization trials
  *   Optimize crystallization conditions

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Ben Spiller.<>

Ben Spiller
Associate Professor
Departments of Pharmacology
and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
office:  615-322-6766

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