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There are five positions open immediately at the Analytical Services and Training Laboratory at the Complex carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia.

1. Two Research Technican Positions

Research Description

The Analytical Service and Training Laboratory (ASTL) at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is seeking two experienced and motivated Research Technicians to join our team. Our work involves structural characterization of complex and polysaccharides and glycoproteins from plant, bacteria and animal sources using a combination of techniques including NMR, mass spectrometry, SPR and HPLC. This position will involve isolation and purification of glycans and performing structural analysis plant and microbial polysaccharides by derivatization and GCMS and HPLC techniques. This position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to collaborate with scientist from universities, research institutes and industry for the structural characterization studies.

Requirements:

• B.Sc. or MSc with strong motivation and a background in chemistry, biology or biochemistry or related disciplines

• Minimum of 1-2 years of laboratory experience with HPLC and GCMS

• A team player who thrives to work in a large collaborative scientific environment

2. Postdoctoral Research Position in NMR

Research Description

The Analytical Service and Training Laboratory (ASTL) at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our growing team. Our work combines 1D and 2D NMR and mass spectrometry tools to elucidate the structure of complex polysaccharides and glycoproteins from plant, bacteria and animal sources. This position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to collaborate with scientist from universities, research institutes and industry using various analytical techniques for structural characterization. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or a related discipline. Extensive background in biomolecular NMR or NMR method development is required. Our projects will include using a combination of techniques for isolation and purification of complex glycans prior to characterization by NMR and MS techniques.

3. Senior Research Associate Position

Research Description

The Analytical Service and Training Laboratory (ASTL) at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is seeking an experienced and motivated Research Professional to join our team. Our work involves structural characterization of complex polysaccharides, glycolipids and glycoproteins from plant, bacteria and animal sources using a combination of techniques including NMR, mass spectrometry, SPR and HPLC. This position will involve performing analytical services on carbohydrates using various analytical methods glycomics and glycoproteomics, and laboratory management, routine maintenance LCMS instruments and waste management of chemicals. This position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to collaborate with scientist from universities, research institutes and industry for the structural characterization studies.

Requirements:

• M.Sc. or Ph.D. with strong motivation and a background in chemistry, biology or biochemistry or related disciplines

• Minimum of 1-2 years laboratory experience with glycoprotein or glycolipid analysis is desired

• A team player who thrives to work in a large collaborative scientific environment

4. Research Professional IV position

Research Description

The Analytical Service and Training Laboratory (ASTL) at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is seeking an experienced and motivated Research Profession to join our team. Our work involves structural characterization of complex and polysaccharides and glycoproteins from plant, bacteria and animal sources using a combination of techniques including NMR, mass spectrometry, SPR and HPLC. This position will involve method development for isolation and purification of glycans and performing structural analysis plant and microbial polysaccharides by LCMS, GCMS and HPLC techniques. This position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to collaborate with scientist from universities, research institutes and industry for the structural characterization studies.

Requirements:

• Ph.D. with strong motivation and a background in chemistry, biology or biochemistry or related disciplines

• Minimum of 1-2 years laboratory experience with carbohydrates purification or analysis

• A team player who thrives to work in a large collaborative scientific environment

To apply for these positions: Please send your current CV and a list of three reference contacts to Dr. Parastoo Azadi (azadi@uga.edu)

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). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Glycosaminoglycan Biology

Research Description

The Weiss Lab at The University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (www.ccrc.uga.edu) is looking to recruit a motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on research projects focusing on the regulation of glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis in human diseases. Successful applicants will join an exciting new research program and will develop genomic and chemical biology tools to investigate the regulatory mechanisms of glycosylation. The position is available as early as March 1, 2021 and comes with a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary.

Requirements:

• Ph.D. in biochemistry, genetics, cell biology or a related discipline.

• Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture techniques, CRISPR/Cas9 technologies, and/or epigenetic/transcriptional tools to study gene regulation

• First author publications in biochemistry, genetics, or cell/molecular biology

• Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English

• Team player who thrives working creatively in a collaborative scientific environment

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit their application as a single PDF document by email to Dr. Ryan Weiss and should include:

• Cover letter describing your research interests, career goals and motivation for the position

• Detailed and current CV

• Names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional letters of support

To learn more about the Weiss Lab, please visit: https://weisslaboratory.com/

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, 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).

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Plant Cell Wall Biology

Research Description

The Urbanowicz Lab at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (www.ccrc.uga.edu) is looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to carry out a research project in plant cell wall biology. Successful applicants will join a multi-disciplinary team comprised of scientists from the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and the New Materials Institute together to pursue research funded by the DOE Center for Bioenergy Innovation (https://cbi.ornl.gov) and the DOE Center for Plant and Microbial Carbohydrates. The position is available as early as March 1st, 2020 and comes with a comprehensive benefits package and a competitive salary.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, plant biology or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have hands-on experience with heterologous expression and purification of recombinant proteins. Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are essential as is the ability to work in a collaborative scientific environment.

To apply: Candidates should submit their application as a single PDF document by email to Breeanna Urbanowicz. The document must contain: (i) a cover letter describing their research interests, career goals and motivation for the position, (ii) a current CV, and (iii) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional letters of support.

Dr. Breeanna Urbanowicz completed her PhD at Cornell University and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia. She is faculty member of UGA’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and New Materials Institute and is a project leader in the US-DOE Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI), the US-DOE Center of Plant and Microbial Carbohydrates, and the NSF-funded Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2). Her core research is centered on the structure, biosynthesis and biological function of the plant cell wall, a cellular component that is integral to many facets of plant biology. The tools and approaches developed are paving the path forward toward deeper analysis of glycopolymer synthesis and deconstruction pathways used by plants and other organisms, and are now being applied towards the development of new bio-based plastics and coatings.

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). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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Postdoctoral Position in Glycoprotemics

Research Description

The Analytical Service and Training Laboratory (ASTL) at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is seeking an experienced and motivated Research Professional to join our team. Our work involves structural characterization of complex glycoproteins and polysaccharides from plant, bacteria and animal sources using a combination of techniques including NMR, mass spectrometry, SPR and HPLC. This position will involve performing structural analysis of glycoproteins using glycomics and glycoproteomics methods. This position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to collaborate with scientist from universities, research institutes and industry for the structural characterization studies.

The ASTL at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center has outstanding resources for structural studies and is equipped with the new Thermo Scientific Eclipse Orbitrap, Fusion LTQ-ESI-MS, Elite-LTQ ESI-MS, 5800 MALDI-TOF-TOF, Bruker autoflex MALDI-MS mass spectrometers, EC-MS, CE, SPR , Py-MBMS and several HPLC, GC-MS instruments. The high-field NMR spectroscopy at the CCRC includes 900 MHz, 800 MHz, three 600 MHz and a 500 MHz spectrometers. These spectrometers are equipped with variety of probes including a HRMAS probe for solid state analysis and several H-C/H-N cryoprobes and HCN cryoprobes dedicated to biomolecular NMR applications.

Requirements:

• MSc or PhD with strong motivation and a background in chemistry, biology or biochemistry or related disciplines

• Minimum of 2-3 years of laboratory experience with glycoprotein analysis including LC-MS/MS and MALDI-MS

• A team player who thrives to work in a large collaborative scientific environment

To apply: Please send your current CV and a list of three reference contacts to Dr. Parastoo Azadi (azadi@uga.edu)

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). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Biomedical Glycoscience

Research Description

The University of Georgia announces an opening for a tenure track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level in the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. Applications will be considered from talented and accomplished investigators who currently maintain or exhibit potential for developing vigorous research programs in any area of biomedical glycoscience. Successful candidates will show evidence that their research program will complement existing strengths of the CCRC including functional and structural glycomics using MS, NMR, modeling, and MD simulation, enzymology and structural biology of glycan biosynthesis, developmental glycobiology, roles of glycans and glycoconjugates in disease processes such as cancer, inflammation, immunology, cell signaling, metabolic, neural and genetic disorders, microbial glycobiology, chemical and chemoenzymatic glycan synthesis, and plant glycoscience (www.ccrc.uga.edu).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent), at least three years relevant postdoctoral research experience, an outstanding publication record in the areas of glycoscience and a well-developed research plan that is competitive for NIH funding. An attractive start-up package with highly competitive conditions of employment will be offered. The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a Research 1 land grant and sea grant institution located ninety miles northeast of Atlanta in Athens, Georgia and provides an outstanding quality of life in the Athens region (www.visitathensga.com).

Please apply at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/106103 and provide a cover letter, detailed research plan, teaching statement, and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be forwarded. Completed applications (including reference letters) received by November 15, 2019 are assured full consideration.

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). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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2 Postdoctoral Positions in Plant Cell Wall Structure and Biosynthesis

Research Description

The Urbanowicz Lab at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (www.ccrc.uga.edu) is looking for 2 motivated postdoctoral researchers to study the structure and biosynthesis of plant cell wall polysaccharides. Successful applicants will join a multi-disciplinary team comprised of researchers from the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center together with the DOE funded Center for Bioenergy Innovation (https://cbi.ornl.gov) and the DOE funded Center for Plant and Microbial Carbohydrates. The positions are available as early as July 1st, 2019.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, plant biology or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have hands-on experience with structural analyses of complex glycans, heterologous expression and purification of recombinant proteins, and protein structural biology. Previous experience in characterization of enzymes involved in glycan or polysaccharide deconstruction and/or biosynthesis is encouraged. Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are essential as is the ability to work in a collaborative scientific environment.

The CCRC occupies an 140,000 sq.ft. building specifically designed for the interdisciplinary and equipment-intensive nature of carbohydrate science. The CCRC is organized to optimize cooperation and collaboration among disciplines (biomedical, plant and microbial glycosciences, synthetic and analytical chemistry) both within the CCRC and with scientists world-wide and to foster analytical service and training. The CCRC NMR facility has three high-field NMR spectrometers (500 and two 600-MHz), fully equipped for biomolecular studies of liquids and solids (500 only). In addition, the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA)- University of Georgia 800-MHz NMR spectrometer is located in the CCRC and is a regional resource for high-field NMR studies of biological macromolecules. The center is also equipped with state-of-the-art ESI and MALDI mass spectrometers, HPLC and GC-MS instruments.

Candidates should submit their applications as a single PDF document by email to Breeanna Urbanowicz (breeanna@uga.edu). The document must contain: (i) a cover letter describing their research interests, career goals and motivation for the position, (ii) a current CV, and (iii) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional letters of support.

For further information, please contact Dr. Breeanna Urbanowicz (breeanna@uga.edu) with questions related to these exact positions.

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Technician Position for CBI

Research Description

The University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (www.ccrc.uga.edu) is looking for a technician to join a US Department of Energy-funded project to advance the work of the Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI). This center is engaged in fundamental research aimed at enabling the production of biofuels and bioproducts from plant biomass.

The Technician responsibilities include isolation polysaccharides and oligosaccharides from plant biomass after fermentation by bacteria. The Technician will perform glycosyl composition using gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (HPAEC-PAD) of plant polysaccharides. The position involves application of MALDI-TOF spectrometric techniques and NMR analysis to structurally characterize biomass fragments. The Technician will assist with this task after appropriated training. The position also involves preparation of writing reports, protocol optimization and some method development. The Technician will oversee and train undergraduate students in routine research techniques. Preference will be given to candidates who have hands-on experience with structural analyses of complex glycans and heterologous expression and purification of recombinant proteins. Previous experience with NMR spectroscopy is preferred but not required. The position is for a period of 1 year with the option for extension.

Candidates should submit their applications by email to Maria Peña (mpena@ccrc.uga.edu). The document must contain: (i) a cover letter describing their research interests, career goals and motivation for the position, (ii) a current CV, and (iii) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional letters of support.

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Research Professional IV Position

Research Description

The Analytical Service and Training Laboarory (ASTL) at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is seeking an experienced and motivated Research Professional to join our team. Our work involves structural characterization of complex polysaccharides and glycoproteins from plant, bacteria and animal sources using a combination of techniques including NMR, mass spectrometry, SPR and HPLC. This position will involve performing analytical services on carbohydrates using various analytical methods, laboarory management, routine maintenance of our GC-MS and HPLCs and waste management of chemicals. This position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to collaborate with scientist from universities, research institutes and industry for the structural characterization studies.

The ASTL at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center has outstanding resources for structural studies and is equipped with a Fusion LTQ-ESI-MS, Elite-LTQ ESI-MS, 5800 MALDI-TOF-TOF, Bruker autoflex MALDI-MS mass spectrometers, EC-MS, CE , SPR , Py-MBMS and several HPLC, GC-MS instruments. The high-field NMR spectroscopy at the CCRC includes 900 MHz, 800 MHz, three 600 MHz and a 500 MHz spectrometers. These spectrometers are equipped with variety of probes including a HRMAS probe for solid sate analysis and several H-C/H-N cryoprobes and HCN cryoprobes dedicated to biomolecular NMR applications.

Requirements:

• MSc or PhD with strong motivation and a background in chemistry, biology or biochemistry or related disciplines

• Minimum of 2-3 years laboratory experience

• A team player who thrives to work in a large collaborative scientific environment

To apply: Please send your current CV and a list of three reference contacts to Dr. Parastoo Azadi (azadi@uga.edu)

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Postdoctoral Research Position in NMR

Research Description

The Analytical Service and Training Laboratory (ASTL) at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our growing team. Our work combines 1D and 2D NMR and mass spectrometry tools to elucidate the structure of complex polysaccharides and glycoproteins from plant, bacteria and animal sources. This position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to collaborate with scientist from universities, research institutes and industry using various analytical techniques for structural characterization. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or a related discipline. Extensive background in biomolecular NMR or NMR method development is required. Our projects will include using a combination of techniques for isolation and purification of complex glycans prior to characterization by NMR and MS techniques.

The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center has outstanding resources for high-field NMR spectroscopy, including 900 MHz, 800 MHz, three 600 MHz and a 500 MHz spectrometers. These spectrometers are equipped with variety of probes including a HRMAS probe for solid state analysis and several H-C/H-N cryoprobes and HCN cryoprobes dedicated to biomolecular NMR applications. In addition the ASTL is also equipped with the new Thermo Eclipse Orbitrap, Fusion LTQ-ESI-MS, Elite-LTQ ESI-MS, 5800 MALDI-TOF-TOF, Bruker autoflex MALDI-MS mass spectrometers, CE and several HPLC, GC-MS instruments.

To apply: Please send your current CV and a list of three reference contacts to Dr. Parastoo Azadi (azadi@uga.edu)

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Research Professional III Position in Glycomics - Glycoproteomics

Research Description

The Analytical Service and Training Laboratory (ASTL) at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is seeking an experienced and motivated Research Professional to join our team. Our work involves structural characterization of complex polysaccharides, glycolipids and glycoproteins from plant, bacteria and animal sources using a combination of techniques including NMR, mass spectrometry, SPR and HPLC. This position will involve performing analytical services on carbohydrates using various analytical methods glycomics and glycoproteomics, laboratory management, routine maintenance of our GC-MS and HPLCs and waste management of chemicals. This position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to collaborate with scientist from universities, research institutes and industry for the structural characterization studies.

The ASTL at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center has outstanding resources for structural studies and is equipped with the new Thermo Eclipse Orbitrap, Fusion LTQ-ESI-MS, Elite-LTQ ESI-MS, 5800 MALDI-TOF-TOF, Bruker autoflex MALDI-MS mass spectrometers, EC-MS, CE , SPR , Py-MBMS and several HPLC, GC-MS instruments. The high-field NMR spectroscopy at the CCRC includes 900 MHz, 800 MHz, three 600 MHz and a 500 MHz spectrometers. These spectrometers are equipped with variety of probes including a HRMAS probe for solid state analysis and several H-C/H-N cryoprobes and HCN cryoprobes dedicated to biomolecular NMR applications.

Requirements:

• MSc or PhD with strong motivation and a background in chemistry, biology or biochemistry or related disciplines

• Minimum of 1-2 years laboratory experience with glycoprotein or glycolipid analysis

• A team player who thrives to work in a large collaborative scientific environment

To apply: Please send your current CV and a list of three reference contacts to Dr. Parastoo Azadi (azadi@uga.edu)

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). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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