Postdoctoral positions in high-throughput protein biophysics,
machine learning, and design
The Rocklin Lab (www.rocklinlab.org) is seeking multiple postdoctoral fellows for experimental and computational projects. We are located in a brand new building on Northwestern’s medical campus in downtown Chicago, in a space dedicated to Northwestern’s Center for Synthetic Biology. Start dates are flexible.
Our group focuses on applying high-throughput technologies to protein biophysics and protein design. We construct libraries of thousands of proteins (de novo designed or naturally occurring), assay their properties using multiplexed methods, and analyze these datasets to understand how protein phenotypes arise from protein sequence and structure. These insights enable us to design new proteins with unique properties. For examples of this approach, see Rocklin et al. 2017 and Chevalier et al. 2017.
One of our exciting new experimental tools is an approach to measure conformational fluctuations for thousands of proteins in parallel using hydrogen exchange mass spectrometry (see poster). We are using this unprecedented large data to examine:
We are looking for interested researchers from any scientific specialization, including biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science. We are especially interested in expertise in hydrogen exchange mass spectrometry, protein biophysics, and machine learning, but please apply if you are interested and bring a different specialization. Computational research will be entirely remote during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Why join the Rocklin Lab?
We are building a multidisciplinary and collaborative group in a fantastic environment. Our researchers are integrated into several larger communities that expand their scientific reach, including Northwestern’s synthetic biology community (https://syntheticbiology.northwestern.edu), Northwestern’s proteomics community (http://proteomics.northwestern.edu), and the international Rosetta protein modeling and design community (https://www.rosettacommons.org).
Please visit rocklinlab.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
To apply, please email me your CV and a cover letter describing your interests.
Last week we officially moved into our space in the brand new Simpson Querrey building! We're very excited to share the wet lab space along with our Center for Synthetic Biology buddies in the Prindle Lab.
Thank you so much to Claire, Wes, and rotation students Katiannah and Aishwarya for all your work to make the move go smoothly!
It's beautiful here!
Here's a talk I gave to the incoming DGP students about why they should rotate in our lab. We have at least six rotating students in 2019-2020!
I (Gabriel) am coming to/presenting at a number of upcoming conferences, and I'd love meet people interested in joining the lab. In the near future-
Hope to see you there, e-mail me if you're interested in talking!
We are looking for undergraduate researchers, research technicians, graduate student researchers, and postdoctoral fellows. Our work is interdisciplinary, and we are looking for people with many different backgrounds including biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science.
Undergraduate research positions: Please send me a brief description of your previous experience (OK if this is primarily classes) and an explanation of why you're interested in working with us.
Research technician positions: Please send me your resume or CV, along with an explanation of what you're looking for out of your experience.
Ph.D. student positions: Apply to the Northwestern IBiS or DGP. If you're already here, please get in touch and let's talk about your interests!
Postdoctoral fellow positions: Please send me your CV, a cover letter explaining your goals and why you're interested in the lab, and names of three references.