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Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Cell Biology and Drug Discovery for a Tropical Disease

Kennesaw State University/College of Science and Mathematics
Kennesaw, Georgia
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Sep 19, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
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Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Cell Biology and Drug Discovery for a Tropical Disease

A position in molecular cell biology (protein kinases or endocytosis or kinetoplast biogenesis), molecular pharmacology, and drug discovery in Trypanosoma brucei is available in the laboratory of Kojo Mensa-Wilmot ( ) at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and research/career goals (less than 4 pages) by clicking on the apply on website button. Two confidential letters of recommendation are required, and applicants must request their referees to send them directly to

This position is funded by National Institutes of Health.  Continued employment is contingent upon the availability of grant funding.


  • Plans and performs experiments, analyses data, submits reports or manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals
  • Develops and contributes to new ideas for research proposals
  • Develops an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in collaboration with mentor
  • Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with institutional policies, and federal, state, and local regulations

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Ph.D. in molecular biology or cell biology or biochemistry from an accredited institution of higher education

Preferred Qualifications: Performs research activities such as design studies, literature review, data analysis, manuscript and report preparation, and supervision of students

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Abilities: Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines


  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research on a team of faculty and students with the ability to meet deliverables and milestones
  • Demonstrated creative and proactive approach towards problem solving
  • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field
  • Knowledge of and experience in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields


  • Experience in tissue culture, confocal microscopy, cell biology, protein purification, gene knockdown in cells
  • Science writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, problem-solving, organizational, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills
  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
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