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Research Scientist

Employer
University of South Carolina
Location
Capitol, SC
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
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Posting Number:
RTF00016PO21
USC Market Title:
Post Doctoral Fellow
Link to USC Market Title:
https://uscjobs.sc.edu/titles/8219
Business Title:
Research Scientist
Campus:
Columbia
Work County:
Richland
College/Division:
College of Arts and Sciences
Department:
CAS Chemistry and Biochemistry
Part/Full Time:
Full Time
Hours per Week:
40
Type of Faculty Position:
Faculty Research Grant (FRGP)
Basis :
12 months
Job Search Category:
Other
About University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Inclusive Excellence Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
South Carolina Retirement:
No
State Insurance Programs:
No
Annual Leave:
No
Sick Leave:
No
Advertised Job Summary:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks to hire a Post-Doctoral Fellow to develop microbial heterologous expression systems via synthetic biology technologies, aiming to utilize the vast genetic potentials of the biosynthetic gene clusters from cultivatable microbes for production of bioactive natural products, such as antibiotics and anticancer agents. Following the establishment of a high efficiency heterologous expression system, the selected promising biosynthetic gene clusters will be cloned/synthesized and expressed in this heterologous expression system for production of the corresponding compounds. The production level and chemical diversity will be further tuned by genetic manipulation. In addition, the biological and/or physiological activities of the compounds discovered will be studied.

Additional job responsibilities include contributing to writing manuscripts and reports on funded projects and assisting in training graduate and undergraduate students in their research.
Required Education and Experience:

PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or a closely related science with experience in microbial genetics, gene editing, and synthetic biology.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of microbial genetics and synthetic biology are required; Enzymology, natural products chemistry, and biological evaluation would be a plus. Strong communication and writing abilities are also required.
Job Duty:

Develop microbial heterologous expression systems via synthetic biology technologies, aiming to utilize the vast genetic potentials of the biosynthetic gene clusters from cultivatable microbes for production of bioactive natural products.
Essential Function:
Yes
Percentage of Time:
40
Job Duty:

Assists in supervising and training graduate and undergraduate students in their research projects.
Essential Function:
Yes
Percentage of Time:
20
Job Duty:

Contribute to writing manuscripts and reports on funded projects.
Essential Function:
Yes
Percentage of Time:
20
Job Duty:

Biological and/or physiological activities of the compounds discovered will be studied.
Essential Function:
Yes
Percentage of Time:
20
Hazardous weather category:
Non-Essential
Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.:
No
Desired Start Date:
05/16/2021
Position End Date :
04/30/2022
Job Open Date:
04/30/2021
Open Until Filled:
Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
Quicklink for Posting:
https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/97139
EEO Statement:
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

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