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Postdoctoral Research Assoc
University of North Texas at Dallas in Denton, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 04/23/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Details


UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System , or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton , the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Postdoctoral Research Assoc
Department UNT-Chemistry-121200
College/School College of Science
Job Location Denton
Full Time/Part Time
Salary Information
Department Summary

The Department of Chemistry offers diverse opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in cutting-edge technology and research. We allow students to pursue their scientific creativity with guidance from leading chemistry faculty.

Position Summary

The Skellam lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of natural product biosynthesis to elucidate and engineer fungal biosynthetic enzymes for biotechnological applications. Techniques we use include heterologous expression, in vitro-assay development, site-directed mutagenesis. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project, manuscript and proposal writing, and presenting original research internally and externally at meetings and conferences. The postdoc is expected to work closely with graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications

• The candidate should have completed their PhD and have experience and interest in natural product biosynthesis, synthetic biology, and enzymology.
• Experience with biosynthetic enzyme expression and purification.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with genome mining / bioinformatics analyses
• Experience with enzyme modelling
• Experience with genetically manipulating fungi
• Small molecule isolation and structural elucidation
• Good interpersonal skills and a team-working attitude
• Interest in training and mentoring students

Required License / Registration / Certification
Physical Requirements Ability to communicate
Area of Specialty
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Job Duties


Description of Job Duty

Conducts various experiments in molecular biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and organic chemistry in support of lab research objectives.

Description of Job Duty

Operates and trains others in the proper use of research instrumentation and equipment.

Description of Job Duty

Trains and/or assists other researchers where necessary in all phases of research projects.

Description of Job Duty

Records detailed observations and measurements.

Description of Job Duty

Prepares technical reports in support of research goals.

Description of Job Duty

Interface with lab manager to maintain accurate records of laboratory materials, protocols, supplies, personnel training and chemistry / biosafety protocols


Posting Number F430P
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/44643
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