Posting Number G/R12664P
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
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well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health
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Employment Type Employee
Additional Schedule Information
Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2021
Posting Date 05/21/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
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Location of Vacancy Athens Area
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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.
Develop and apply structural computational design methodologies to design
antivirals or vaccine candidates using Rosetta and other macromolecular
Percentage of time 90
Work with and train new graduate students or postdocs.
Percentage of time 10
Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD
UGA Job Code
The Strauch lab (https:// 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 perspective 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.
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.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in either structural biology,
computational biology, biophysics, bioengineering, chemical engineering,
chemistry, or equivalent. Experience in common programming languages (e.g.
python) is highly desired; knowledge in protein biochemistry or structural
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Stand for long periods of time.
Lift up to 25 pounds.
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?
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)
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