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Position: Postdoctoral Research Assoc
University of North Texas
, Denton , Texas United States
Duties: The Alonso Lab is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study the mode of action of Histoplasma, a project funded by NIH. Histoplasma capsulatum is a human fungal pathogen. It causes respiratory and systemic disease by invading and replicating within macrophages
Requirements: Doctorate in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or related field is required; Prior experience with metabolite extraction, separation, and quantification techniques, such as Gas Chromatography (GC-MS or GC- FID ), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Liquid Chromatography tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), is required
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Posting Title Postdoctoral Research Assoc Department UNT-Biological Sciences-121100 College/School College of Science Job Location Denton Full Time/Part Time Retirement Eligibility ORP Eligible Additional Retirement Information For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php . Salary Information Department Summary The Department of Biological Sciences, one of four departments in the College of Science, has over 40 faculty, 175 graduate and 3,000 undergraduate students. Our faculty is a community of scholars dedicated to research and teaching in Ecology, Environmental Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, and Organismal-environment interactions. We offer Bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Forensic Science, and Masters and PhDs in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Environmental Science. We measure our success by the success of our students and the quality of our intellectual contributions to society. UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI /MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba. Position Summary The Alonso Lab (https://bdi.unt.edu/ana-alonso) is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study the mode of action of Histoplasma, a project funded by NIH . Histoplasma capsulatum is a human fungal pathogen. It causes respiratory and systemic disease by invading and replicating within macrophages. This project will identify the host molecules consumed by Histoplasma capsulatum while it resides within macrophages, which can identify novel avenues for therapeutic options to treat histoplasmosis. The approaches that will be used to address this question are metabolomics and fluxomics (mass spectrometry analyses and mathematical modeling). This work is part of a larger collaborative project funded by the National Institutes of Health. Minimum Qualifications Doctorate in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or related field is required. Prior experience with metabolite extraction, separation, and quantification techniques, such as Gas Chromatography (GC-MS or GC- FID ), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography ( HPLC ), Liquid Chromatography tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), is required. Preferred Qualifications Prior experience in the field of metabolomics is preferred. Prior experience in analyzing 13C-labeling by mass spectrometry is preferred. Strong scientific writing and communication skills are highly desired, excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills too. Required License / Registration / Certification Physical Requirements Ability to communicate Area of Specialty Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position. EEO Statement The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. Driving University Vehicle No Job Duties Description of Job Duty Plan & Conduct experiments in consultation with supervisor: Conduct research to identify the host molecules consumed by Histoplasma capsulatum while it resides within macrophages. Description of Job Duty Maintain ongoing references and prepare reports of new developments in scientific literature on a regular basis (discuss advances with supervisor)-especially if new developments in the field warrant change in experiment strategies. Description of Job Duty Operate research instrumentation and equipment. Description of Job Duty Maintain accurate record of experimental procedures & results. Description of Job Duty Interprets data according to literature and current knowledge. Description of Job Duty Communication, preparation of technical reports/presentations; Highest quality results are expected for publication. Description of Job Duty Assist Principal Investigator with preparation of grant proposals. Posting Detail Information Posting Number F814P Special Instructions to Applicants Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/57820 Position End Date (if temporary) Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). What is your highest level of education attained? GED High School Diploma Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctorate Do you have prior experience with analytical separation techniques such as Gas Chromatography or Liquid Chromatography? No Response Not at all Yes, limited Yes, extensive Do you have previous experience with mass spectrometry? No Response Not at all Yes, limited Yes, extensive Do you have prior experience in analyzing 13C-labeling? No response Not at all Yes, limited. Yes, extensive What are your career plans for the next 3-4 years? and how does this position fit within your career plans? 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