The University of Nevada, Reno is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar specializing in Chemical Biology to work in the Laboratory of Dr. Yftah Tal-Gan, Associate Professor with the Department of Chemistry. Projects will focus on the utilization of peptide-based tools to study bacterial communications. Specifically, the interception of the cell-density signaling mechanism termed quorum sensing as a potential anti-infective treatment to bacterial infections. The majority of the work will be focused on solid-phase peptide synthesis techniques, along with cell-based reporter gene and phenotypic high-throughput bioassays. Information about the lab can be found at https://talgan.wixsite.com/researchgroup.\
A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field by time of appointment.
Degree must have been received within the last five years.
The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program
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