Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry

Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Chemistry
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Feb 5, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time Temporary
Ref. No.:: 16893
Position ID:: 128038

About Binghamton University:


Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.


Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.



Job Description:


Budget Title: Postdoctoral Associate (SL-1), Full-Time Temporary


Salary: $50,000


The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on a project "Chemical Approaches to Control the Function of Regulatory RNAs" and assume a leading role in a team involving several graduate and undergraduate students working on optimization of RNA interference (RNAi) and CRISPR efficiency and specificity using chemically modified RNAs, and synthesis, biophysical studies and biological (cell culture) experiments to test the ability of triplex-forming peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) to modulate the structure and function of complex non-coding regulatory RNAs. The project is interdisciplinary and involves collaborations with structural biochemists. The project involves synthetic organic chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry and biochemistry, and RNAi and CRISPR biology to study the modified RNAs.



Requirements:


  • Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or related field
  • Experience with nucleic acid, peptide or carbohydrate chemistry

Preferred:


  • Experience with molecular biology and cell culture techniques, RNAi, and CRISPR


Additional Information:


Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.


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Application Instructions:


Deadline for Internal Applicants: February 23, 2021


Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.


Persons interested in this position should apply online.


Please submit:


  1. CV with a publication list
  2. Brief statement of background and goals, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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History

Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

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We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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