Position(s) available

2 Postdoctoral Positions in Plant Cell Wall Structure and Biosynthesis

addition : 21 juin 2019.

The Urbanowicz Lab at the University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (www.ccrc.uga.edu) is looking for 2 motivated postdoctoral researchers to study the structure and biosynthesis of plant cell wall polysaccharides. Successful applicants will join a multi-disciplinary team comprised of researchers from the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center together with the DOE funded Center for Bioenergy Innovation (https://cbi.ornl.gov) and the DOE funded Center for Plant and Microbial Carbohydrates. The positions are available as early as July 1st, 2019.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, plant biology or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have hands-on experience with structural analyses of complex glycans, heterologous expression and purification of recombinant proteins, and protein structural biology. Previous experience in characterization of enzymes involved in glycan or polysaccharide deconstruction and/or biosynthesis is encouraged. Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are essential as is the ability to work in a collaborative scientific environment.

The CCRC occupies an 140,000 sq.ft. building specifically designed for the interdisciplinary and equipment-intensive nature of carbohydrate science. The CCRC is organized to optimize cooperation and collaboration among disciplines (biomedical, plant and microbial glycosciences, synthetic and analytical chemistry) both within the CCRC and with scientists world-wide and to foster analytical service and training.
The CCRC NMR facility has three high-field NMR spectrometers (500 and two 600-MHz), fully equipped for biomolecular studies of liquids and solids (500 only). In addition, the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA)- University of Georgia 800-MHz NMR spectrometer is located in the CCRC and is a regional resource for high-field NMR studies of biological macromolecules. The center is also equipped with state-of-the-art ESI and MALDI mass spectrometers, HPLC and GC-MS instruments.

Candidates should submit their applications as a single PDF document by email to Breeanna Urbanowicz (breeanna@uga.edu). The document must contain : (i) a cover letter describing their research interests, career goals and motivation for the position, (ii) a current CV, and (iii) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional letters of support.

For further information, please contact Dr. Breeanna Urbanowicz (breeanna@uga.edu) with questions related to these positions.

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Willing to join the CAZy team ?

addition : 5 décembre 2017.

Did you know that CNRS recruits researchers on permanent positions (http://www.dgdr.cnrs.fr/drhchercheurs/concoursch/default-en.htm) ? If you have a good CV, why not join the competition and choose to work in the Glycogenomics team that has developped and maintains the CAZy database ? Carbohydrate-active enzymes are important everywhere (gut microbiota, soil and marine environments), they have applications in biotechnology and health. Pretty cool to develop a research subject !
Contact : Bernard.Henrissat@afmb.univ-mrs.fr

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