Postdoctoral Researcher

University of New England
March 18, 2023
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Position Information

Position Type Professional Staff

Faculty Track Position Title Postdoctoral Researcher Employment Status Full Time Months Campus Biddeford, ME Description

The Balog lab at the University of New England (UNE) invites applicants for a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in the area of protein biochemistry and biophysics. Position is open immediately.

The postdoctoral researcher will join the newly formed Bio-Inspired On-demand Strategies for Engineering Nanostructured Sensors (BIO-SENS) team, a National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR funded program. The focus of BIO- SENS is the development of engineering principles to guide on-demand biosensor design in biomanufacturing and biotechnology applications. The program involves researchers (chemists, engineers, and economists) from Maine (UNE and UMaine), New Hampshire (UNH), Wyoming (UW), and Alabama (Auburn University) and industrial partners across all jurisdictions.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter describing scientific experiences and research interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three professional references. References must be scientists familiar with your work and qualifications. Your references must send their letters of recommendation electronically to [email protected].
  • An introductory video of the BIO-SENS team is available at the following link: https: // media.unh.edu/media/BIOSENS+Kickoff+Meeting+Introduction/1tznvd8e6

    Responsibilities

    The main responsibility of this position is to conduct research involving molecular cloning, production, and experimental characterization of engineered proteins, including stimuli-responsive protein polymers. The postdoctoral researcher will assist Dr. Balog with data analysis and writing scientific papers and will interact on a regular basis with other BIO-SENS researchers and co-Principle Investigators (co-PIs).

    The postdoctoral researcher will become part of the BIO-SENS leadership team, engage with research collaborators and industrial partners, and have the opportunity to participate in professional development and mentoring activities.

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field (required at the start of appointment)
  • A strong record of research productivity
  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • A background in plasmid library construction, protein expression and purification, and in vitro characterization of proteins and protein- protein interactions
  • Experience with one or more of the following techniques:
  • atomic force microscopy
  • isothermal titration calorimetry
  • dynamic light scattering
  • flow imaging microscopy
  • mass spectrometry
  • ligation-independent cloning strategies
  • Experience with mentoring undergraduate student researchers
  • Experience with laboratory organization and management responsibilities
  • EEO Statement Summary

    Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

    COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

    In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. Additionally, boosters will be required for fully vaccinated individuals per the recommendation of the CDC. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not fully vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number 20161531P

    Open Date 05/31/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Additional Document (Please see Posting Details for more information)
  • Optional Documents

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