Postdoctoral fellow

Location
University of Georgia
Salary
follows NIH recommendations, depending on prior research experience and qualifications
Posted
July 17 2020
Ref
postdoc structural/comp bio
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

Postdoctoral Position Available

The Strauch lab (http://www.strauchlab.com/) at the University of Georgia is seeking a highly motivated, postdoctoral fellow. We are combining state-of-the art technologies in computational protein design with directed evolution methodologies and bring new perspectives to difficult problems – and we are looking for a computational biologist or a structural biologist for our open postdoctoral position. Candidates who are interested in designing antivirals and vaccine candidates against viruses such as SARS-CoV2 or influenza and others are encouraged to apply. The position is NIH-funded; however, applications for post-doctoral fellowships are supported. 

We have an array of computational, structural design, and protein engineering tools available, enabling us to revisit old paradigms and tackle viruses from new angles while also developing new technologies (relevant to both industry and academia). We are a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Postdoctoral trainees will have access to outstanding facilities, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and will receive training in computational protein design. A direct feedback-loop with experimental data will accelerate our progress to tackle challenging problems.

Qualifications

Candidates with a Ph.D. in either in structural biology, computational biology, biophysics, bioengineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or equivalent qualify to apply. Experience in common programming languages (e.g. python) is highly desired; knowledge in protein biochemistry or structural biology is required.

Application

Interested candidates should submit, preferable in a single PDF:

(1) a cover letter describing:

  • research experience and interests
  • scientific achievements
  • expected starting date
  • career goals

(2) CV with contact information,

(3) sample publications

(4) a list of 2-3 references with email contact

                                                                                                                      

About UGA

UGA is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. Located 65 miles east of Atlanta, Athens has a rich culture and thriving music scene, which ranked the city on our Top 10 Best Music Scenes list. This college town also has year-round recreation activities, restaurants and more than 65 downtown shops, which help support the local small-business economy.

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