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Structural Biologist

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 by Navigen, Inc.

Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Research & Development
10 Oct 2018
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Structural Biologist

Navigen Inc., is a dynamic, ~25-person, venture-backed pharmaceutical discovery and development company leveraging the unique properties of D-peptides. Navigen plans to be the first company to successfully develop therapeutics composed entirely of D-peptides and to establish D-peptides as an important new class of drugs.

With our location in Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, Navigen employees benefit from a relatively low cost of living, beautiful scenery, and proximity to world-class outdoor activities such as snow sports, hiking, and mountain biking.

Job Description:

Navigen is seeking a talented structural biologist with in silico modeling experience. The successful candidate must have exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, produce high quality work, be willing to work flexible hours, and thrive under the pressure of meeting deadlines. This candidate must also be experienced in the below duties that will comprise the role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Work independently and with Navigen's collaborators to solve x-ray co-crystal structures of D-peptide/target complexes
Perform in silico modeling for structure-activity relationship optimization
Assist with the design of biochemical assays for target and hit validation
Maintain a broad grasp of relevant scientific literature

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

The candidate must have a PhD degree in biochemistry or related field with significant structural biology and in silico modeling experience.
Able to provide references
Energetic, highly self-motivated, hardworking, and passionate about their work

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Reference: 560903449

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