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Postdoctoral Research Assoc
University of North Texas at Dallas in Denton, Texas
Date Posted 05/17/2022
Postdoctoral-Researcher Other
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

UNT System Overview
Welcome to the University of North Texas System . UNT System 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-Biomedical Engineering-130300
College/School College of Engineering
Job Location Denton
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Retirement Eligibility ORP Eligible
Additional Retirement Information
Salary Information Commensurate with experience
Department Summary
Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) at the University of North Texas (UNT)! The youngest department in the College of Engineering! Our department is committed to educating and creating well-rounded, knowledgeable, biomedical engineers who are passionate about improving the quality of life for people in Texas, the United States and the world.
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
Position Summary
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Dr. Clement Chan’s Lab at the University of North Texas, Department of Biomedical Engineering. This is a full-time position with standard employee benefits. There is also a budget for this postdoc to travel and present research work at national conferences. The research laboratory is located at the campus of University of North Texas in Denton, which is within the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a major metropolitan in U.S. with a ranking of #4 by population size and #6 by economic outputs. Our campus is close to the DFW international airport that provides direct flights to most major cities. The region is highly diverse with a wide range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment and recreation facilities.
The postdoc will focus on projects for development of genetic circuits in microorganisms, which involves cloning and expressing genes in various microbes, and characterizing the engineered microbes with various techniques, such as flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, and transcriptomics. These projects are expected to develop biological devices for tackling environmental, biomedical, and industrial problems. Previous work of our principle investigator, Dr. Chan, can be found from this link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/clement.chan.1/bibliography/public/ .
Further details of our ongoing work are available from the following list of our recently funded projects:
NIH R35GM142421. Development of Genetic Sensors and Circuits for Creating Novel Cellular Behaviors (https://reporter.nih.gov/search/s7wB4YvKTEq_LsMQ3o6ONQ/project-details/10267505 )
NIH R15GM135813. Design and construct modular transcriptional repressors to facilitate the development of living diagnostics (https://reporter.nih.gov/search/Twzwh9rafEq7sfsWrHjtRQ/project-details/9879608 )
NSF MCB-1914538. Developing modular repressors as in vivo biosensors in various organisms (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1914538 )
Minimum Qualifications
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or relevant) degree in Microbiology, Bioengineering, or related field. Applicants should also have a strong background in microbial engineering techniques, including cloning and microbial genome editing.
Preferred Qualifications
It is expected that the applicant has a flexible working schedule and is able to continue experiments during weekends and beyond regular office hours if needed. It is preferred that applicants have experience in working with different microbes, such as Lactococcus lactis, Pseudomonas putida, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Skills in constructing genetic circuit and computational programming are also preferred.
Required License / Registration / Certification
Physical Requirements Ability to communicate
Area of Specialty Microbiology and Synthetic biology
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
Propose, design, and perform experiments with a combination of molecular biology, genomics, cell biology, and biochemical techniques to engineering new microbial behavior.
Description of Job Duty
Collaborate with and assist other lab members to perform experiments.
Description of Job Duty
Analyze data and record research results.
Description of Job Duty
Present research results, including writing manuscripts and presenting at research conferences.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F841P
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply for this position, please provide a Cover Letter to describe why you are a good fit for this position, and a Curriculum Vitae; it is optional to provide a publication that represents the applicant’s skills and knowledge. For any inquires of this position, please contact Dr. Clement Chan (tszyanclement.chan@unt.edu ).
Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/58654
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