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Post Doc Res Assoc - Molecular Biology
The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives
Post Doctoral Research Associate
This is a temporary, 100% research position to work on a federally-funded optogenetics project.This is a temporary, 100% research position to work on a federally-funded optogenetics project.
Postdoctoral Associates are temporary fixed term Faculty dedicated to the pursuit of greater professional expertise after the attainment of the doctoral degree. This category recognizes that doctoral recipients in some disciplines may require intensive advanced work in a particular discipline before seeking permanent employment. Postdoctoral Associates are not eligible for extended-term appointments. It is characteristic of Postdoctoral Associates to work with a small set of faculty mentors who are responsible for directing the employee’s research and training. The temporary nature of internships, the precariousness of grant funding, and the desire of many Postdoctoral Associates to acquire permanent employment early in their careers call for a specific set of governing regulations for this category of employee.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform research on an optogenetics protein engineering project
Prepare research publications
Present findings at scientific meetings
A person is expected to be proficient in genetic engineering, and familiar with photobiology/ optogenetics.
Prior experience in protein engineering, mutagenesis, and screening technologies would be beneficial.
REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:
This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.
A Doctoral Degree is required for this position, however, consideration will be given to applicants that are currently pursuing their Doctoral Degree and will complete the degree prior to starting work.
At least one first-authored peer-reviewed publication based on research in these fields
Experience in optogenetics, protein engineering, enzymology and microbial genetics is desirable
Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.
This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 10/17/2022 will receive full consideration.
UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email
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