Postdoctoral Research Associate

Denton, TX
Jul 27, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Biology (121100)

College of Science

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The University of North Texas (UNT) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of plant biochemistry. Exciting opportunities are available to study the spatial compartmentalization of lipid metabolism in plant systems using sophisticated tools in imaging mass spectrometry combined with other approaches in molecular biology and biochemistry. For more information, please see Horn and Chapman, 2014, Prog Lipid Res, 54:32-52; Sturtevant et al., 2016, Curr Opin Biotech, 37:53-60; Sturtevant et al., 2017, Biochim Biophys Acta, 1862(2):268-281.

A student-focused research university with an emphasis on sustainability, UNT is the nation's 25th largest public university, and is committed to serve its 38,000 students while powering the North Texas region through innovative education and research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with other postdocs and students in the newly-launched BioDiscovery Institute (

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with plant metabolism is preferred.
Experience with analysis of plant lipids by mass spectrometry is preferred.
Expertise and experience in lipid metabolism research is preferred.

Area of Specialty:
Plant Lipid Biochemistry

Position Type:
Faculty Equivalent

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
12 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter


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