Department Name: 7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Gen
The Korotkova laboratory at the University of Kentucky is recruiting a Scientist II to study structure, biosynthesis and function of cell wall in pathogenic streptococci: Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus agalactiae. These projects will utilize cutting-edge microscopy techniques, protein expression and purification, polysaccharide purification, GC-MS analysis of cell wall composition, construction of bacterial mutants and molecular biological and biochemical techniques (PCR, cloning, western blot, etc).
The candidate should have a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related discipline. Additionally, the candidate should have:
A high level of scientific writing ability.
A proven record of productivity in terms of scientific publication.
The ability to work independently and to supervise technical staff.
Practical knowledge of standard microbiological and molecular biological techniques (e.g. cloning, genetic manipulation of bacteria, protein expression and purification, western etc.).
Expertise in one of the following areas would be advantageous: analysis of cell wall and peptidoglycan; carbohydrate composition analysis; fluorescent/SEM/TEM microscopy; biophysical analysis of protein-protein/polysaccharide interaction, GC-MS.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology
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