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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Postdoctoral Position

A postdoctoral position is open in the Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University. The primary work is to study the structural basis for viral functions, especially negative strand RNA viruses. The project is supported by NIH grants. A background in X-ray crystallography or electron microscopy is desirable. Applicants please send a letter of application, CV and three references and their contact information to Autumn Peppers at autumn@gsu.edu.


Core Chemistry Visiting Lecturers

The Department of Chemistry at Georgia State University anticipates hiring several Visiting Lecturers for the academic year 2014-2015, to provide instruction of core chemistry lecture and lab courses. A Ph.D. is required, and college level teaching experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a CV, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and 2 Letters of Reference to:

Visiting Lecturer Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4098
Atlanta, GA 30303-4098

Alternatively, electronic copies, including reference letters, can be sent to sallison@gsu.edu. Initial review will begin in June 2014. Open until filled. Georgia State University, a Research University of The University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women and people of color. Offers of employment will be contingent upon background verification.


Instructor & Lab Coordinator

The Department of Chemistry at Georgia State University anticipates hiring an Academic Professional beginning Fall 2013, pending budgetary approval. Duties will include Coordination of general and organic chemistry labs, as well as lab manual revisions and updates, maintaining chemical inventory and providing oversight of lab facilities. Serving as instructor of certain lecture and laboratory courses, providing training and supervision of student and graduate lab assistants. Instruction of lecture and laboratory courses, not to exceed 50% of total effort. PhD in chemistry or related field required. Strong background in organic chemistry, and college level teaching experience preferred. The salary range is $50,000 to $60,000. Applicants should submit a C.V and statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Academic Professional Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
Georgia State University
POB 4098
Atlanta, GA 30302-4098.

Open until filled. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia state university, a research University of the University System of Georgia, is an AA/EEO employer.

Positions available in the Yin Lab for Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students pursuing PhD or MS degrees

There are a number of openings for postdoctoral fellows and graduates students in the Yin lab at the Department of Chemistry of the Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA. Funds for these positions are guaranteed by the NSF and NIH grants of the Yin lab. Please visit the Yin lab website below for detailed information.

http://chemistry.gsu.edu/Yin.php

Postdoctoral fellows will be working on developing methods to identify the substrate proteins of important E3 ubiquitin ligases, engineering E3 enzymes to control protein ubiquitination in the cell, and designing inhibitors of the protein modification reactions by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins such as Nedd8 and SUMO. The postdoctoral fellows will use various biochemical and cell biology methods including phage display, yeast cell surface display, structure-based design, and proteomic analysis to achieve the research goals. Desired postdoctoral candidates should have solid training in molecular and cell biology including cloning, protein expression, enzyme kinetic characterization, bacterial and mammalian cell culturing, and preferably analysis of mammalian cell proteome.

Multiple positions are also available for graduate students at the PhD or MS level interested in elucidating the mechanism of cell signaling mediated by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins. Students will develop strong skills in the broad area of chemical biology such as organic synthesis, protein engineering, enzyme catalysis, inhibitor design, protein posttranslational modification, and mechanism of signal transduction in the cell.

Please write to Professor Jun Yin at junyin@uchicago.edu to apply. Please attach a copy of your CV to the application email.


Laboratory Technician Job in Peng George Wang Lab

Professor Peng George Wang’s lab at Georgia State University is seeking a highly motivated laboratory technician skilled in animal model (mouse) and molecular biology. The qualified candidate should also have experience in performing immune histochemistry, Western blotting, cell culture, and basic lab experiments.

Preferred Education: M.S. in Biology, Genetics, Animal Science or related field with experience in production of transgenic and/or knockout mice. Experience may substitute for degree on a year for year basis. Experience in cell biology and biochemistry techniques is highly desirable.

Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols. Knowledge of computer analysis techniques and ability to provide routine analysis and interpretation of research data.

Preferred Experience: Ability to learn and apply new techniques. Ability to work as part of a team effort.

Minimum Experience: Two years.

Please contact Professor Peng George Wang by email pwang11@gsu.edu or by phone at 404-413-3591.

Application processing will begin immediately and a search will remain open until the position is filled. Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women and under-represented minority groups. Offers of employment will be conditional upon background verification.


Tenure Track Faculty Position in Diagnostics and Therapeutics at Georgia State University

The GSU College of Arts and Sciences has an opening for a Tenure Track (TT) faculty position at the assistant professor level, pending budgetary approval. The planned faculty recruitment is part of an overall effort to strengthen the Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics (CDT) at GSU (cdt.gsu.edu), and along the strategic directions of Georgia Research Alliance, a major organization providing support to biomedical research in Georgia. The appointment will be made to either the Chemistry or Biology department in accordance to the individual’s degree and area of expertise and will be a core member of the Center, which is housed in the new Petit Science building with 350,000 square feet of space for interdisciplinary research and teaching activities and world-class facilities. The same building also houses the Departments of Chemistry and Biology, and the Neuroscience Institute, as well as the Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, an animal facility, a BSL4 lab and several BSL3 labs, Center for Viral Immunology, Center for Inflammation, Immunity, and Infection, the Molecular Basis of Disease Program, Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Brains and Behavior Program for optimal interactions and collaborations.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree, and demonstrate the ability to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to mentor Ph.D. graduate students. Excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Preference will be given to those with research interests at the interface of chemistry and biology, and an established record of securing competitive external funding at the national level.

Applicants should e-mail (CDT@gsu.edu) and mail a C.V., a detailed research plan(s), a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three references to:

CDT Junior Faculty Search Committee
Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 5090
Atlanta, GA 30302-5090.

Application processing will begin immediately and a search will remain open until the position is filled. Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women and under-represented minority groups. Offers of employment will be conditional upon background verification.


Three faculty positions in Diagnostics and Therapeutics Research at Georgia State University

As part of GSU’s Second Century Initiative (2CI) to add 100 faculty members over the next five years in selected areas, the College of Arts and Sciences plans to fill a cluster of three tenure-track faculty positions (rank open) within a year in the areas of chemical probe development (chemical biology), biomarkers, and chemosensors, pending budgetary approval. Emphasis will be on recruiting established investigators with external funding. The planned faculty recruitment is part of an overall effort to establish a Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics at GSU, and along the strategic directions of Georgia Research Alliance and Georgia Cancer Coalition, two major organizations providing support to biomedical research in Georgia.  Each appointment will be made to an academic department in accordance to the individual’s degree and area of expertise and will be affiliated with the Center. This Center is housed in the new Petit Science building with 350,000 square feet of space for interdisciplinary research and teaching activities and world-class facilities. The same building also houses the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, the Neuroscience Institute, Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, an animal facility, a BSL4 lab and several BSL3 labs, Center for Viral Immunology, as well as the Molecular Basis of Disease Program and the Brains and Behavior Program for optimal interactions and collaborations.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and demonstrate the ability to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to mentor Ph.D. graduate students. Excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels is expected.  Candidates at senior levels must have strong track records in research and teaching excellence, and in securing external funding.

Applicants should submit a C.V., a detailed research plan(s), a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three references to: 
Dr. Binghe Wang, Diagnostics Faculty Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4098, Atlanta, GA 30302-4098. 

Application processing will begin immediately and search will remain open until filled.  Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia.  Offers of employment will be conditional upon background verification.


Postdoctoral Position in DNA-based Aptamer Selection

A postdoctoral position is available in the area of DNA-based aptamer selection. Prior experience in this area is essential. If interested, please contact Professor Binghe Wang:

Dr. Binghe Wang 
Department of Chemistry
Georgia State University
PO Box 4098
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4098

   E-mail: wang@gsu.edu.


Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

A postdoctoral position is available in synthetic chemistry. Candidate should have Ph.D. in organic chemistry and a very strong background in multistep synthesis. Knowledge, experience in the application of modern chromatographic separation techniques (reverse phase, HPLC,…), familiar with Mass Spectrometer, and spectroscopic characterization (NIR absorption and fluorescence). Fellow will conduct innovative research in the development of novel NIR dyes for imaging techniques.

To apply: Send CV, the names of two references and the earliest date on which you could begin via an E-mail to Dr. Maged Henary:chemmh@langate.gsu.edu


Postdoctoral positions in molecular modeling

Two postdoctoral positions in the area of molecular modeling are available in the Department of Chemistry at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Research will be performed under the supervision of Prof. Ivaylo Ivanov (http://www.cmm.upenn.edu/~iivanov) centered on the mechanisms of DNA replication and maintenance of genomic integrity with relevance to cancer and degenerative diseases.

The first position is available immediately. The anticipated starting date is October 2009 but a later date can be arranged. Research will be directed towards the development and application of computational techniques (QM/MM, ab initio molecular dynamics, advanced sampling methods etc.) to elucidate the mechanisms of enzyme participants in DNA repair.

Requirements:
     - Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics, biophysics, or a related discipline (completed or near completion)
     - strong background in molecular modeling and/or electronic structure methods (programming skills, experience with high-performance computing, QM/MM and ab initio MD is a plus)
     - familiarity with common modeling packages, good analytical and communication skills are desirable

The second position is available with an expected starting date in January 2010. Research will be directed towards the application of computational techniques (large scale molecular dynamics, structural bioinformatics, multiscale modeling) to investigate supramolecular assemblies involved in DNA replication and repair.

Requirements:
     - Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics, biophysics, or a related discipline (completed or near completion)
     - strong background in molecular dynamics and modeling (programming skills, familiarity with coarse-grain methods, homology modeling etc. is a plus)
     - familiarity with common modeling packages, good analytical and communication skills are desirable

Significant computational resources are available for both projects through the National Center for Computational Science at Oak Ridge National Lab. Collaborative opportunities exist with experimental groups in the DNA replication and repair field and will be strongly encouraged.

To apply: To apply, please send a cover letter with a summary of research interests, an electronic version of your curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and three reference letters (with contact information of the recommenders) to Prof. Ivanov (iivanov@mccammon.ucsd.edu). In the cover letter please indicate which position you are applying for. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, subsequently renewable upon mutual agreement. Georgia State University is located in Atlanta, GA - one of the major metropolitan areas in the US.

Dr. Ivaylo Ivanov
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0365
tel: 858-822-0255
email: iivanov@mccammon.ucsd.edu

Georgia State University is a major research university with an enrollment of 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students in six colleges. It is the second largest university in the state, with students coming from every county in Georgia, every state in the nation and from over 145 countries. Georgia State is located in downtown Atlanta - the Southeast's governmental, financial, health and legal center.


Employment Office

The Employment Office of Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta close to several commercial parking lots at Suite 344, 3rd Floor of the One Park Place South Building.
Georgia State University
Employment Office
University Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083

Phone:  404-413-3270
Fax:        404-413-3275
E-mail:  jobs@gsu.edu
http://www.gsu.edu/jobs/

The Employment Office is open from 8:30 to 5:15, Monday through Friday.

Positions are contingent upon upon background verification and budgetary approval. 

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.