Post Doctoral Research Associate

University of Georgia

United States

December 23, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number G/R15228P

Working Title Post Doctoral Research Associate Department VPR-Complex Carbohyd Rsch Ctr About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 01/01/2022 Posting Date 10/13/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EOO Statement

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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https: // coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities

Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.

Duties/Responsibilities

Use 1- and 2D-NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric analyses of RG-II glycoform variants to identify structural features of RG-II that control dimer self assembly.

Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

Investigate the role of cations in the self-assembly process.

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities

Investigate the role of boronic acids that inhibit the self-assembly process.

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities

Explore techniques for enzymically and chemically modifying RG-II structure.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Use established analytical techniques including HPLC, mass spectrometry, glycosyl composition and glycosyl-linakge composition analyses to characterize enzymatically and chemically-generated RG-II glycoforms.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Keep up to date with current literature on RG-II and other plant cell wall pectins. Prepare reports for the funding agency as needed. Prepare manuscripts for publication.

Percentage of time 10

Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

The University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (www. ccrc.uga.edu) has an opening for a motivated postdoctoral researcher with experience in complex carbohydrate analysis starting on or after January 1, 2022. The successful applicant will contribute to a US Department of Energy-funded project using experimental and computational approaches to elucidate the molecular features of pectic polysaccharides in the plant cell wall. The goal of this research program is to identify structural features of rhamnogalacturonan-II (RG-II) that control dimer self-assembly. The research will involve 1- and 2D-NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric analyses using MALDI-MS/MS and/or LC-MS/MS. The qualified applicant would join a multi- disciplinary team comprised of researchers from the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center in Athens, GA and the National Renewable Energy laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or a related discipline. A background in biomolecular NMR is preferred but not required. The position is for a period of 1 year with the option for extension.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are essential as is the ability to work in a collaborative scientific environment.

Physical Demands

Normal lab activity.

Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes

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