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Post Doctoral Research Associate

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:

G/R15228P

Working Title:

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Department:

VPR-Complex Carbohyd Rsch Ctr

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Employment Type:

Employee

Anticipated Start Date:

01/01/2022

Posting Date:

10/13/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Duties/Responsibilities:

Use 1- and 2D-NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric analyses of RG-II glycoform variants to identify structural features of RG-II that control dimer self assembly.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Investigate the role of cations in the self-assembly process.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Investigate the role of boronic acids that inhibit the self-assembly process.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Explore techniques for enzymically and chemically modifying RG-II structure.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Use established analytical techniques including HPLC, mass spectrometry, glycosyl composition and glycosyl-linakge composition analyses to characterize enzymatically and chemically-generated RG-II glycoforms.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Keep up to date with current literature on RG-II and other plant cell wall pectins.
Prepare reports for the funding agency as needed.
Prepare manuscripts for publication.

Percentage of time:

10

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (www.ccrc.uga.edu) has an opening for a motivated postdoctoral researcher with experience in complex carbohydrate analysis starting on or after January 1, 2022. The successful applicant will contribute to a US Department of Energy-funded project using experimental and computational approaches to elucidate the molecular features of pectic polysaccharides in the plant cell wall. The goal of this research program is to identify structural features of rhamnogalacturonan-II (RG-II) that control dimer self-assembly. The research will involve 1- and 2D-NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric analyses using MALDI-MS/MS and/or LC-MS/MS. The qualified applicant would join a multi-disciplinary team comprised of researchers from the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center in Athens, GA and the National Renewable Energy laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or a related discipline. A background in biomolecular NMR is preferred but not required. The position is for a period of 1 year with the option for extension.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are essential as is the ability to work in a collaborative scientific environment.

Physical Demands:

Normal lab activity.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a requirement of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

 

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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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