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Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry

University of Central Florida

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Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry

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Unleash Your Potential With Us
As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.
The Opportunity
The NOx Nation (Caranto Lab) in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, FL is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research associate to study nitrogen biochemistries. The selected candidate will work on a National Institutes of Health funded project to study enzymes that mediate nitric oxide biochemistries. Duties include experimental design, and collection, analysis, documentation and presentation of data (60%); assist in training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students (15%); write and edit grants and publications (10%); and perform equipment maintenance (10%).
Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related field by the time of hire.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Candidates with experience in bioinorganic chemistry, enzymology, natural product biosynthesis, and/or conducting air-sensitive experiments are preferred.
Additional Application Materials Required
Applications will require a cover letter detailing their start date availability, and qualifications and research experience as they pertain to the job description. In addition, a CV or resume, and names and contact information of at least three references are requested. Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Jonathan Caranto (jonathan.caranto@ucf.edu)
Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.
The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

Department : College of Sciences (COS) - Department of Chemistry
Work Schedule : Varies
Type of Appointment : Regular
Expected Salary : $50,000.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http//www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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