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Post-Doctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU06555
Department Name 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Salary will be at or above NIH scale
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

A recent PhD degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related discipline.

Required Related Experience

Applicants should have published at least one research article in an international peer-reviewed journal as the first author.

Required License/Registration/Certification

None

Physical Requirements

Occasional standing and/or sitting for long periods of time. Occasional lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 20 lbs.

Shift

Monday-Friday 8a-5p, some weekends required

Job Summary

The Korotkova laboratory at the University of Kentucky is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to study structure, biosynthesis and function of cell wall in pathogenic streptococci: Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus agalactiae. These projects will utilize cutting-edge microscopy techniques, protein expression and purification, polysaccharide purification, GC-MS analysis of cell wall composition, construction of bacterial mutants and molecular biological and biochemical techniques (PCR, cloning, western blot, etc).
The candidate should have a recent PhD degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related discipline and published at least one research article in an international peer-reviewed journal as the first author. The successful candidate should have practical knowledge of standard microbiological and molecular biological techniques (e.g. cloning, genetic manipulation of bacteria, protein expression and purification, western etc.). Expertise in one of the following areas would be advantageous: analysis of cell wall and peptidoglycan; carbohydrate composition analysis; fluorescent/SEM/TEM microscopy; biophysical analysis of protein-protein/polysaccharide interaction.
Salary will be at or above published guidelines of the National Institutes of Health, with travel funds available to attend national and international meetings. A multi-year commitment to postdoctoral training is expected.
Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including short description of research interests and future plans, and the name/contact information of 3 references.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Expertise in one of the following areas would be advantageous: fluorescent/SEM/TEM microscopy; biophysical analysis of protein-protein/polysaccharide interaction; carbohydrate composition analysis;

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Protein expression and purification, polysaccharide purification, microscopy techniques, molecular biological and biochemical techniques (PCR, cloning, western blot, etc).

Deadline to Apply 05/15/2020
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Posted: 2020-03-16 Expires: 2020-04-15

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