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Postdoctoral Associate-Ding Lab (86167)

Employer
University of Florida
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Ding Lab in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Florida is looking for a highly self-motivated postdoctoral scientist who has a strong interest in engineering gut native bacteria for colorectal cancer research. This position is supported by a multiple-year, multi-institutional collaborative NIH grant.

Responsibilities:

The Postdoctoral Scholar will work independently and collaboratively to engineer native E. coli isolates from animals and humans using existing and new synthetic biology approaches to detect, report, and treat colorectal cancer. Selected engineered strains will be evaluated in the cell, organoids, and animal CRC models, mainly through existing collaborations, to characterize native bacteria-gut interactions and the roles and applications of native bacteria in CRC research. Additional duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Regularly reporting and discussing the results at group meetings and joint meetings with collaborator teams.
  • Assisting with grant development;
  • Performing routine lab maintenance and daily lab duties.
Basic Qualifications (must be met at the time of application):

Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD, or equivalent international degree.

Additional Qualifications (must be met by start date):

A recent PhD degree or equivalent international degree (within the past 2 years) in microbiology, metabolic engineering, chemical engineering, synthetic biology, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated expertise in bacterial engineering/synthetic biology applications;
  • Experience in microbiome and cancer biology and metabolism is desired;
  • Self-motivation and independence;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Being able to multi-task and keeping pace in a dynamic research environment.
In order to be considered, all applicants must upload a cover letter, CV and a list of three professional references. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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