Post Doctoral Research Associate

The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Apr 15, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Organization Type
*Posting Number:*G/R10391P*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 ([]( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.*Employment Type:*Employee*Advertised Salary:*$47,476*Anticipated Start Date:*02/01/2021*Posting Date:*12/21/2020*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 (*Duties/Responsibilities:*Follow available protocols for purification and isolation of plant and microbial polysaccharides by extraction and chromatography. Characterization and structure determination of polysaccharides and glycolipids by NMR.*Percentage of time:*50*Duties/Responsibilities:*Derivatization of charbohydrates for glycosyl composition and linkage analysis by GC-MS.*Percentage of time:*30*Duties/Responsibilities:*Development of new NMR methods for analysis of mixture polypeptides in pharmaceutical products.*Percentage of time:*10*Duties/Responsibilities:*Interpretation of NMR data and report writing. Ordering chemicals and consumables for the experiments and as needed for analytical service lab.*Percentage of time:*10*Classification Title:*Post-Doctoral Associate AD*FLSA:*Exempt*FTE:*1.0*Position Summary:*The Analytical Service and Training Laboratory (ASTL) at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is seeking an experienced and motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our team. Our work involves structural characterization of glycoproteins, glycolipids and polysaccharides from plant, bacteria and animal sources using a combination of techniques including mass spectrometry, NMR, SPR and HPLC. This position will involve collaborative analytical studies on polysaccharides and glycoproteins by MS and NMR methods. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with scientist from universities, research institutes and industry for the structural characterization complex carbohydrates.The ASTL at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center has outstanding resources for structural studies and is equipped with a Eclipse LTQ-NSI-MS, Fusion LTQ-NSI-MS, Elite-LTQ ESI-MS, 5800 MALDI-TOF-TOF, Bruker autoflex MALDI-MS mass spectrometers, GC-MS, CE , SPR , Py-MBMS and several HPLC, GC-MS instruments. The high-field NMR spectroscopy at the CCRC includes 900 MHz, 800 MHz, three 600 MHz and a 500 MHz spectrometers. These spectrometers are equipped with a variety of probes including a HRMAS probe for solid state analysis and several H-C/H-N cryoprobes and HCN cryoprobes dedicated to biomolecular NMR applications.*Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:*• PhD with strong motivation and a background in chemistry, biology or biochemistry or related disciplines. • Minimum of two years of experience in purification of polysaccharides/glycoproteins and their subsequent analysis by either MS or 1D and 2D NMR.*Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :*• Good communication skills and a team player who thrives working in a large collaborative scientific environment.*Physical Demands:*Some lifting of lab materials.*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