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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biological Sciences

Employer
University of North Texas
Location
Denton, TX
Closing date
Apr 5, 2024

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UNT System Overview:
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Posting Title:
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biological Sciences
Department:
UNT-Biological Sciences-121100
College/School:
College of Science
Job Location:
Denton
Full Time/Part Time:
Full-Time
Retirement Eligibility:
ORP Eligible
Additional Retirement Information:
For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.
Department Summary:
The Department of Biological Sciences is one of four departments in the College of Science. Our faculty is a community of scholars dedicated to teaching and research in the life and environmental sciences. We measure our success by the success of our students and the quality of our intellectual contributions to society. Our alumni include many distinguished researchers and university professors who are dedicated to high-quality teaching and research.
Position Summary:
The Horn Laboratory in The BioDiscovery Institute and Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our team. Our lab broadly focuses on characterizing molecular processes and engineering lipid-based bioproducts in plant systems. The postdoctoral researcher will have opportunities to design and work on projects focused on functional assays of recombinant proteins in redox biochemistry, characterizing protein-protein interactions and protein structures using the latest techniques, and elucidating mechanisms in biochemical pathways connecting redox regulation with lipid metabolism. In turn, these results will contribute to a deeper understanding of lipids in photosynthetic systems for producing sustainable bioproducts and enhanced crop resiliency in dynamic environments.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in biochemistry, plant science, biology, chemistry, or related field.
  • Peer-reviewed publications in the field of protein biochemistry.
  • Prior experience with at least three of the following approaches: lipids, protein purification, protein structural characterization, proteomics, molecular biology (cloning), and/or protein-protein interactions is required.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments both independently and collaboratively as needed.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior research experience working with plants is highly desired.
  • Programming skills and/or working with protein analysis software is valuable.
  • Strong scientific writing and communication skills are highly desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Physical Requirements:
Ability to communicate
Security Sensitive:
This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Driving University Vehicle:
No
Description of Job Duty:
Plan and conduct experiments in accordance with all regulatory and safety policies.
Description of Job Duty:
Prepare manuscripts for publication, scientific reports, & presentations.
Description of Job Duty:
Assist Principal Investigator with the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.
Description of Job Duty:
Assist Principal Investigator with preparation of grant proposals.
Posting Number:
F1453P
Quicklink for Posting:
https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/77739

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