Department Name: 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
A Scientist I position is available in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky (http://www.mc.uky.edu/biochemistry/). The successful candidate will develop independent projects to examine function of bacterial cell wall polysaccharides in medically important streptococci.
Interested applicants should have a degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related discipline and published at least three research articles in international peer-reviewed journals as the first author.
The successful candidate should have practical knowledge of biochemical and molecular biological techniques (e.g. cloning, protein expression and purification, fluorescent microscopy, analysis of protein-protein interactions, etc.). Demonstrated expertise in one of the following areas would be advantageous: analysis of bacterial polysaccharides and cell wall; bacterial genetics; SEM/TEM microscopy; biophysical analysis of protein-protein/polysaccharide interaction.
In Specific Request 1, all applicants should upload a document with the name and contact information of three references.
Molecular biology; protein purification methods; microscopy; analysis of protein-protein interactions.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PhD and two years of related experience preferred.
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