POOL - Postdoctoral Researcher. HBC - 10271BR

POOL - Postdoctoral Researcher. HBC

Higuchi Biosciences Center
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Higuchi Biosciences Center invites candidates to submit application materials which will be placed in a pool for consideration as needs for postdoctoral researchers arise. Qualified applicants will remain in the search pool for a period of one year. Current areas of specific research interest are:
  • Protein oxidative modification and mass spectrometry
  • Enzymology, structural biology and structure-based drug design
  • Bioinformatics and macromolecular design
  • Alzheimer’s disease protein biochemistry and drug discover
  • Transcription factors regulating drug metabolism
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Genetics and molecular mechanisms of development
  • Molecular and cellular biology of cancer
  • Mechanisms of aging and oxidative stress
  • Genomics of neuronal function
  • Chemical neurotransmission and neurodegeneration
  • Mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis
  • Infectious disease prevention – vaccines and anti-infective agents
  • Genomics of metabolic disorders
  • Drug discovery and drug development for neurodegenerative diseases and cancer
  • Biopharmaceutical formulation and drug delivery

Job Description

1. 50% - Conduct research in scientific areas consistent with general research areas of the Higuchi Biosciences Center and its affiliated researchers.

2. 25% - Submit grant proposals to appropriate federal agencies, private foundations, and corporations to secure funding to support research programs.

3. 20% - Actively participate in the activities of the Higuchi Biosciences Center including, but not limited to, participation in scientific seminars, participation in group meetings and relevant seminars, reporting progress for the benefit of reports, collaborating with Center scientists and presentation of scholarly work in appropriate local, regional, and national settings.

4. 5% - Preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication and assistance in compiling data for filing patents and seminars including maintenance of detailed records of research and findings. All relevant data must be recorded in a laboratory notebook following a standard style utilized by the laboratory.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in appropriate discipline.

NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed six months. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Membership in scientific societies.
2. Publications or other evidence of scholarly achievement.
3. Evidence of existing scientific collaborations.
4. Teaching experience.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Review Date: Ongoing
Estimated Start Date: Ongoing
Application Instructions: A complete electronic application will include a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Contact Information to Applicants

Kirsten Yunuba Stephens, 785-864-1553, kirsten@ku.edu

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Higuchi Biosciences Center
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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