The Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, in collaboration with PIs in various other departments is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct specialized research on a collaborative project on the origin, evolution and construction of proteins that transfer electrons (i.e., oxidoreductases). It is expected that you have expertise in several of the following areas including bioinformatics, bioinorganic chemistry, structural biology, microbial genomics, biogeochemistry, molecular evolution, and synthetic organic chemistry that will allow the design of interdisciplinary experiments to test origins of life questions. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to participate in the configuration and maintenance of instrumentation necessary for conduct of the project. It is expected that research will lead to publications and the Postdoctoral Associates will be expected to prepare manuscripts as well as contribute to the preparation of grant and fellowship applications. The Postdoctoral Associate will also be expected to be highly collaborative and train and mentor undergraduates in scientific research projects.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Candidates must have completed a doctoral (Ph.D.) level program in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field. Ph.D Candidates prior to the start of appointment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in at least two of the following areas: bioinorganic chemistry, structural biology, microbial genomics, biogeochemistry, bioinformatics, molecular evolution, and synthetic organic chemistry. The candidates are expected to be proficient in spoken and written English. Prior experience with EPR and NMR spectroscopies strongly preferred. Previous mentoring experience is desirable.
EPR and NMR spectroscopies
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Computer data input required. Ability to use computing resources and perform bench-laboratory experiments. Laboratory environment. Universal precautions are mandatory.
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