The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Associate in the lab of Professor Bryan Berger.
The successful candidate will develop protein-based antimicrobials and perform application testing in removing microbial pathogens from food, beverage and other products in collaboration with industrial partners. Requirements of the position include training students, working with post-doctoral fellows and industrial scientists; assistance with DNA manipulation, protein engineering and bioassay development; assistance with recombinant protein expression and purification using microbial hosts; manuscript writing; writing and submission of project reports; and assistance with grant writing.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field is required by the start date. A minimum of 1+ year of experience in recombinant DNA techniques, protein expression, purification and biochemical characterization; experience in fermentation and scale-up; experience in working in a BSL2 environment is preferred.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on July 29, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.
This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for additional one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Bryan Berger, Associate Professor, at email@example.com
For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at rkh6j@Virginia.edu.
For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits.
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