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Postdoctoral Position in the Role of Protein Glycosylation in Signal Transduction and Protein Folding

Research Description

A Postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Robert S. Haltiwanger (Haltiwanger Lab) at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia. Our group studies O-glycosylation of the Notch receptor and a novel quality control pathway for the folding of Thrombospondin Type 1 Repeats (TSRs) with a particular emphasis on determining molecular mechanisms for the effects of the glycans. Techniques to be used structure/function analysis of glycosyltransferases, mapping sites of O-glycosylation using mass spectral methods, cell-based functional assays and many others.

Requirements:

• PhD or MD/PhD with strong motivation and a background in biochemistry, glycobiology, cellular & molecular biology

• Preferably with 2-3 years of postdoctoral experience

• Strong first-author publications

• Excellent verbal/written communication skills in fluent English

• Independent self-starter who thrives in a large, highly interactive, collaborative scientific environment

How to Apply:

Send a single PDF document that includes all of the following:

• 1-page letter of application outlining your background and specific interest in our group

• Current CV

• 3 recent reference contacts and their contact information

Email the PDF document to Dr. Robert S. Haltiwanger (rhalti@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 Associate Position at CCRC

Research Description

The University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center’s “Analytical Service and Training Laboratory” seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to work on structural characterization of bacterial and plant polysaccharides. This work will involve isolation, purification and sequencing of polysaccharides using 1D and 2D NMR techniques and various mass spectrometry methods. The service laboratory is involved in a large number of collaborative and service projects and requires an skilled postdoctoral associate to work on analytical collaborative service projects in the field of polysaccharide structural elucidation. The position is available immediately, and the salary is dependent on experience.

Requirements:

• A PhD in biochemistry/chemistry or glycobiology is required with specific experience in polysaccharide structural analysis.

• A minimum of two years of experience with the following techniques in relation to bacterial or plant polysaccharide structural characterization; 1D and 2D-NMR, MALDI-MS or GC-MS.

• Excellent verbal/written communication skills in fluent English

• Excellent verbal/written communication skills in fluent English

How to Apply:

Send a single PDF document that includes all of the following:

• 1-page letter of application outlining your background and specific interest in our group

• Current CV

• 3 recent reference contacts and their contact information

Email the PDF document to Dr. Parastood 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 Associate in GlycoBioinformatics

The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia is currently seeking a highly motivated, self-driven postdoctoral research associate in GlycoBioinformatics. The position will be focused on the development and maintenance of software for the analysis of glycomics mass spectrometric (MS) data. The work will involve close collaboration with glycobiology and biochemistry experts who are interested in glycoconjugates, especially glycolipids, and their functions in cancer biology, immunology, and developmental biology, as well as their usefulness as biomarkers. As part of our NIH supported work, these experts (led by Dr. Kazuhiro Aoki) produce high-throughput MS data in need of subsequent analysis. The aim of the funded project is to provide software support for the processing, interpretation, visualization, and reporting of mass spectral annotations. The software will be developed as an extension of our in-house GRITS Toolbox (http://www.grits-toolbox.org), which is an Eclipse RCP application developed in Java.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in informatics with a background in biology, a Ph.D. in computational biology, or a Ph.D. in a biology-related field with extensive experience in bioinformatics. The applicant should also be experienced in programming using Java and knowledgeable in using different operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux) as well as XML. Knowledge in Eclipse RCP and plugin development, glycomics, and mass spectrometry are preferred. Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are also required. The position is available immediately and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send a current Curriculum vitae and a letter of application that provides the names and contact information of three references to Drs. Rene Ranzinger (rene@ccrc.uga.edu) and Kazuhiro Aoki (kaoki@ccrc.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 Associate Position

Analytical Service Laboratory, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

The University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center’s “Analytical Service and Training Laboratory” seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to work on structural analysis of glycoproteins. This work involves purification, chemical derivatization and structural elucidation of glycoproteins including glycomics, glycoproteomics and mapping the sites of N/O-glycosylation by mass spectrometry methods. The service laboratory is involved in a large number of collaborative and service projects and requires a skilled postdoctoral associate to work on analytical service projects in the field of animal and bacterial glycobiology. The position is available immediately, and salary is dependent on experience.

How to Apply:

Send a single PDF document that includes all of the following:

• Current CV

• 3 recent reference contacts and their contact information

Please email the PDF document to Dr. Parastoo Azadi (azadi@ccrc.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 ASSOCIATE POSITION

Steet Laboratory, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Steet laboratory at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at The University of Georgia to study how impaired targeting of lysosomal proteases impacts normal and pathological development using zebrafish. This project will involve generation of unique tools to study how the trafficking and activity of proteases regulate cartilage and cardiac development. The position requires a highly motivated, technically skilled individual with strong communication skills. Individuals with a PhD in the biological sciences seeking their first postdoctoral position will be given top priority. Expertise in molecular biology and/or developmental biology is required. Experience in cell biology and the use of zebrafish as a model system is preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter summarizing their research experiences and future goals, as well as a copy of their CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Richard Steet ( rsteet@ccrc.uga.edu) or Dr. Heather Flanagan-Steet ( heatherfs@ccrc.uga.edu).

The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA institution.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE

UGA Center for Molecular Medicine/Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

A postdoctoral position is available in the newly established laboratory of Dr. Hang Yin in the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) at the University of Georgia.

Our research program is based on the recent discovery of a microRNA's key role in lineage switching between skeletal muscle and brown adipose tissue, which will potentially lead to a new way to curb human obesity [Yin et al. (2013) Cell metabolism. CTV News]. Our lab will continue to explore molecular mechanisms that govern lineage determination of skeletal muscle stem cells and adipose progenitor cells, with special interests in functions of non-coding RNAs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and apply advanced techniques, such as high-throughput sequencing and medium-throughput screening, to study cell fate determination of brown adipocytes.

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences and substantial experience in molecular biology, mouse genetic models, and mammalian cell culture. Prior experience in stem cell biology, microRNA and/or skeletal muscle/adipose tissue is a plus. Candidates seeking their first postdoctoral position will be given top priority.

Competitive salary with excellent benefits will be provided commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should email a current Curriculum vitae, a brief summary of previous research experience and future research interests, along with contact information of 3 references to yinlab.uga@gmail.com ( yinlab.uga@gmail.com).

The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA institution.

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