Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Position ID: 37225
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Description: 


  • Engineer G-protein coupled receptor-based chemical sensors in yeast and mammalian cells
  • Obtain chemicals secreted from biological sources
  • Purify key enzymes and perform kinetic characterization
  • Carry out activity based fractionation of biological samples using HPLC
  • Chemical structure elucidation using NMR, MS
  • Analyze and summarize data and present findings at internal meetings and scientific conferences.
  • Supervise graduate students, undergraduates and research technicians on sub-projects
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals and contribute to scientific research manuscripts and reports

The appointment should be viewed as a preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career and as such are temporary in nature.  J1 visa sponsorship will be considered.

Application Procedure:

The positions starts November 1, 2017, or soon thereafter.  Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional letters of reference to Dr. Peralta-Yahya at

Contract Period: 
12 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Molecular Biology
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
Special Requirements: 
• Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering or relevant related field
• Strong understanding of eukaryotic genetics
• Experience working with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Escherichia coli, and mammalian cells
• Experience in chemical structural elucidation
• Demonstrated scientific productivity through publications in peer-reviewed journals
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and supervising undergraduates on sub-projects
• Excellent communication skills (written, oral)
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
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