Postdoctoral Associate in Biological Chemistry

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Physical/Mathematical Sciences
Department:16120100 - LS-CHEMISTRY-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Eddy Research Group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, FL invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Biological Chemistry. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Matthew Eddy (https://eddy.chem.ufl.edu), focusing on the expression of membrane and soluble proteins and investigating their structures and conformational dynamics. This one-year appointment is renewable based on performance and funding availability.

Successful candidates shall have a strong background in biochemistry and/or biophysics and have experience using biophysical methods for protein characterization, including NMR spectroscopy. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be responsible for conducting research, preparing samples, and recording and analyzing data. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also be expected to mentor graduate students and undergraduate students, and assist in lab organization duties.

Our group specializes in characterization of membrane and soluble proteins involved in human cellular signaling. By integrating pharmacological, biochemical, and structural data, we aim to determine mechanisms of drug-induced signaling and to study how properties of the cellular environment, including the plasma membrane, impact signaling. As a member of our team, you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking research, contributing to the advancement of our understanding of fundamental biology and pharmacology in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

UF is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked 6th in the country among public universities (US News and World Report 2023 rankings), and 1st among public institutions in the Wall Street Journal 2023 survey. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or a related area
  • The successful candidate should have a strong background in protein expression and purification methods, sample characterization (CD, SEC, fluorescence methods)
  • Experience in NMR spectroscopy in aqueous solutions and/or solid-state NMR
  • A track record of publications would be an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to take initiatives, set priorities, time-manage, and resolve problem
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience with protein sample preparation and NMR spectroscopy (solutions or solids) is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting. A complete application includes:

  1. Your CV
  2. A cover letter detailing your relevant experience and career objectives
  3. The names and email addresses of three references.  An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet

Applications will be continuously reviewed until filled.  For questions, please contact Professor Matthew Eddy (matthew.eddy@ufl.edu).

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department of Chemistry is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Health Assessment Required: No

 

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