Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Georgia

United States

December 22, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number G/R12664P

Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Department Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci 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 07/01/2021 Posting Date 05/21/2021 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

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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

Develop and apply structural computational design methodologies to design antivirals or vaccine candidates using Rosetta and other macromolecular software suits.

Percentage of time 90 Duties/Responsibilities

Work with and train new graduate students or postdocs.

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 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 biology.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

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? 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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