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Posted: February 5, 2016
Postdoc or Research Scientist opening at Van Andel Research Institute (Grand Rapids, MI)

Van Andel Research Institute's Haab Laboratory, led by Brian Haab, Ph.D. is seeking to hire either a Postdoctoral Researcher or a Research Scientist. 

Van Andel Research Institute (VARI), a leading independent biomedical research facility, is dedicated to determining the epigenetic, genetic, molecular and cellular origins of cancer, Parkinson's and other diseases, and translating those findings into effective therapies. The Institute is home to more than 200 scientists and support staff that work in on-site laboratories and in collaborative partnerships that span the globe.

The Haab Laboratory works to enable the more accurate diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer. The laboratory develops new approaches to the molecular characterization of subtypes of pancreatic cancer and translates the information into clinical tests. Glycobiology is a major focus. The position is available immediately.

Qualifications:
- A Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) with experience and publications in the fields of molecular biology and/or analytical chemistry and/or scientific computing and programming.

Description of a Successful Candidate:
- A dedicated researcher with commitment to the highest scientific and ethical standards
- A creative scientist who can independently advance research
- A team player
- To sum it up: creative, motivated, collaborative, and optimistic, with a desire to impact human health

The Project:
The project involves developing and applying new methods to characterize and measure protein glycoforms in clinical samples; determining relationships between molecular and clinical information; developing and applying in vivo and in vitro assays for functional analysis; and working with many collaborators.

This position is a great opportunity to gain expertise in a cutting-edge, clinically-oriented field, and to contribute to high productivity of top-quality publications.

Learn more and apply to this position by visiting http://bit.ly/Cancer-VARI-Postdoc

About Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Research Institute is located in downtown Grand Rapids, MI which is the second largest city in Michigan and the largest city in West Michigan. Grand Rapids offers a remarkable combination of cosmopolitan atmosphere and small town warmth, known for its philanthropic and sustainability-driven community, and is ranked one of "America's Top 100 Places to Live."
Located on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Rapids offers all the big-city excitement you'd expect from a million-resident metropolis, featuring hundreds of restaurants and nightspots, theatres, museums, sports and concerts. The safe and clean downtown is surrounded by an eclectic mix of walk-able neighborhoods.

With a medical and life sciences industry boom, strong entrepreneurial activity, dedication to green building and living, and innovative employers, Grand Rapids' diverse economy continues to grow, offering endless career opportunities.

Van Andel Institute is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities. Accordingly, as an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Van Andel Institute's employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, height, weight, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, marital or veteran status, or any other class protected by federal, state, or local law.



Posted: January 12, 2016
Postdoctoral associate positions at Boston University
Contact: Joseph Zaia - jzaia@bu.edu

Description:
Laboratory of Joseph Zaia
Department of Biochemistry
Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry
Boston University

We are recruiting post-doctoral associates to work on NIH supported projects in the Zaia group at Boston University. Our group uses mass spectrometry methods for studying disease processes in tissue using combined proteomics, glycomics and glycoproteomics. We have two openings for postdoctoral scientists:

1. Combined proteomics and glycomics from histological tissue. Aberrant glycosaminoglycan expression is involved in many neurological diseases. The work will involve combined glycomics and proteomics to determine the roles of proteoglycan expression in neurological diseases.
2. Mass spectrometry of glycosaminoglycans. This position involves: 
a. Activated electron dissociation (ExD) methods for sequencing of glycosaminoglycan saccharides. This will involve use of the 12T Bruker Solarix in the laboratory and interaction with bioinformaticists to develop a sequencing platform.
b. Advanced LC-MS methods for intact glycosaminoglycans, including heparins, low molecular weight heparins and chondroitin sulfates.

Competitive salary and benefits are available commensurate with experience. Fluent spoken English, a strong publication track record, and a cooperative attitude are a must for this position. The Zaia group is part of the Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry at Boston University. This highly collaborative group provides excellent opportunities for career development of a young Ph.D. scientist.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or a related biomedical field with strong experience with mass spectrometry. Candidates should send curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three letters of reference to jzaia@bu.edu.

Post-doctoral scientists will be compensated according to the NIH rate: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-048.html

Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Posted November 20, 2015
Post Doctoral Researcher/Research Fellow - 3Yr post, University of Nottingham, UK (Cathy Merry's Group)
Contact: Dr Cathy Merry, tel 0115 82312340115 8231234 or email cathy.merry@nottingham.ac.uk


This post will recruit a talented, proactive postdoctoral researcher to work on an exciting interdisciplinary, translational project funded by the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs). The project will combine cancer cell biology, matrix biology, glycobiology, proteomics and biomaterials science to address a workplan entitled: "A multi-cellular 3D model of human breast tissue to replace rodent xenograft models in breast cancer research".

This post will be based in Nottingham but will collaborate extensively within the collaborative group, which includes Dr. Gillian Farnie and Prof. Tony Howell from the Institute of Cancer Sciences and the Christie Hospital in Manchester. This project will develop a bespoke non-animal based in vitro system that better replicates the tissue specific environment experienced by human breast and breast cancer cells, creating model systems that are then suitable for use in diagnostics and drug screening as well as improving our understanding of the interactions of breast cancer cells with their local environment. We intend to focus initial development of this breast tissue model on the pre-invasive breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), characterised by proliferation of malignant epithelial cells to fill the breast duct but separated from the stroma by an intact basement membrane and a layer of myoepithelial cells. If left untreated, progression to invasive cancer is observed in 30-50% of patients creating a clinical challenge to identify which patients do not require further treatment. Therefore, DCIS can be viewed as a temporary hiatus in malignant development, offering an opportunity for researchers to determine the key factors in the cellular microenvironment permitting invasive progression and providing an ideal test environment for our 3D model to be built upon.

The successful candidate will combine excellence in research, collaboration, communication and meeting deadlines with knowledge of one or more of these areas, including: experience of using hydrogels or other 3D cell culture environments and / or cancer cell biology; glycobiology (specifically glycosaminoglycans) and proteomics, particularly of matrix proteins; multicellular culture systems / cell characterisation including molecular biology skills and high quality imaging.

This full time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 3 years, with anticipated start date of Jan 2016.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Cathy Merry, tel 0115 82312340115 8231234 or email cathy.merry@nottingham.ac.uk.


Posted: November 20, 2015
Postdoctoral fellow in glycobiology and human genetics
Contact: Chiara Manzini cmanzini@gwu.edu

Description:
The Manzini lab is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow interested in using a combination of human genetics and animal models to study the mechanisms of neurodevelopmental and neuromuscular disorders. Our works stems from human mutations severely affecting brain development and cognitive function, and focuses on studying the interactions between the extracellular matrix and its neuronal receptors in a group of muscular dystrophies associated with brain malformations. 
Please visit our website www.manzinilab.org for more details on our research. 
 
We believe in innovative, multi-disciplinary and question-driven science, and promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration inside and outside the lab. Graduate experience in human genetics, zebrafish genetics or glycobiology is preferred, but experience in neuronal cell biology, structural biology and biochemistry will also be considered. There will be numerous opportunities for training to complement current skills. A history of publication in human genetics, glycobiology or neurobiology is also preferred. Position is fully funded for at least 2 years.

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.
 
Please apply online through: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/30234
Provide a cover letter with a brief description of your current research, CV and contact information for 3 references.  


Posted October 26, 2015
Assistant Professional Researcher at the University of California, San Francisco

Description:
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco is recruiting for an Assistant Professional Researcher. This position entails optimization and application of sample enrichment and separations coupled with mass spectrometric methodology for studies in neuro- glycobiology. It requires two years experience in the application of lectin affinity chromatography with electron transfer dissociation mass spectrometry for the structural analysis of protein glycosylation. This includes determination of both the sites of O-linked N-acetylglucosamine glycosylation and the structures of N-linked glycosylation. Finally the successful applicant must have a journeyman level knowledge of bioinformatic technologies for the extraction of biological insight from the datasets obtained from these studies.

Applicants must have a PhD in Cell Biology. A track record of independent research, completion of post- doctoral fellowship, experience in academic research, and an established record of productivity and motivation (e.g. publications, meeting presentations, etc.) is preferred.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period.

Please apply online via AP Recruit at http://apptrkr.com/691391.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Posted October 26, 2015
Biochemistry Technician, Chemily LLC in Atlanta, GA

Description:
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Code: 1510JS14
# of openings: 1

Description:
The biochemistry division is seeking a biochemist to work with an experienced scientific staff on in-house development projects related to production of carbohydrate related enzymes, carbohydrate-based pharmaceuticals and glycoproteins vaccines. The individual in this position will also work as a member of the production team responsible for a diverse line of products.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Product Management responsibilities for several products in support of catalog sales.
• Writing and executing protocols with minimal guidance.
• Perform quality analysis utilizing HPLC, LCMS Single Quad System.
• Design and construction of expression constructs of the reconstructed genes.
• Expression, purification and biochemical characterization of the encoded enzymes.
• Maintain detailed documentation of working protocols, vialing records, and substrate inventory.
• Purifications are routinely done by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) or flash chromatography (FC).

Required Qualifications:
• MS in biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology or relevant.
• Experience in molecular biology.
• Experience in protein expression in microbial systems.
• Familiarity with AKTA (GE Healthcare) FPLC equipment along with a practical understanding of chromatographic principles.
• Experience in life science industry preferred.
• Experience in animal experiments preferred.
• "Good hands" at the bench and an ability to perform careful and consistent experiments.
• Able to manage timelines productively and bring projects to completion.
• Demonstrate significant skills in production while adhering to safe laboratory practices and  environmental safeguards.

Minority Applications are welcome.  As an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, Chemly LLC is committed to diversity and equality in employment and sensitive to the needs of minority.


Posted October 26, 2015
Organic Chemistry Technician, Chemily LLC in Atlanta, GA

Description:
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Code: 1510JS13
# of openings: 1

The organic synthesis division is seeking an organic chemist to work with an experienced scientific staff on in-house development projects related to production of structure-defined oligosaccharides and glycolipids, sugar nucleotides and their derivatives, carbohydrate-based pharmaceuticals. The individual in this position will also work as a member of the production team responsible for a diverse line of products.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Product Management responsibilities for several products in support of catalog sales.
• Writing and executing protocols with minimal guidance.
• Perform quality analysis utilizing LCMS Single Quad System.
• Maintain detailed documentation of working protocols, vialing records, and substrate inventory.
• Assist in developing new product components for Polymerase and NextGen Sequencing groups.
• Routine synthesis and purification of DNA and RNA oligonucleotides, continuing to improve purification techniques. Purification methods include PAGE, HPLC, FC, FPLC and SPE.
• Perform maintenance on DNA synthesizers and other lab equipment as required.
• Synthesis and purification of research substrates and cellular imaging products.
• Purifications are routinely done by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) or flash chromatography (FC).

Required Qualifications:
• BS or Master in organic chemistry.
• Experience in life science industry preferred.
• Familiarity with AKTA (GE Healthcare) FPLC equipment along with a practical understanding of chromatographic principles.
• "Good hands" at the bench and an ability to perform careful and consistent experiments.
• Able to manage timelines productively and bring projects to completion.
• Demonstrate significant skills in production while adhering to safe laboratory practices and environmental safeguards.
Minority Applications are welcome.  As an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, Chemly LLC is committed to diversity and equality in employment and sensitive to the needs of minority.


Posted October 26, 2015
Accountant, Chemily LLC in Atlanta, GA

Description:
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Code: 1510JS12
# of openings: 1

We have an immediate need for accounting and financial management professionals with government grant experience (SBIR, STTR, NIH). Qualifications include experience with government contract cost tracking and billing, financial and government rate audit preparation, systems setup and maintenance in accordance with CAS and FAR reporting standards, supervision of A-133 and DCAA audit preparation, and establishing policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:
• Verify, allocate, post and reconcile transactions
• Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
• Analyse financial information and summarise financial status
• Provide technical support and advice on management
• Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
• Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
• Provide input into department's goal setting process
• Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule
• Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
• Plan, assign and review staff's work
• Support month-end and year-end close process
• Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

Required Qualifications:
• Proven senior accounting experience
• Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles
• Awareness of business trends
• Government grant experience with creating financial statements 
• Government grant experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
• Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
• BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant

Preferred Qualifications:
• Have a basic scientific background and in-depth knowledge of biochemistry or organic chemistry reagents and technologies
• Have sales, customer service or purchasing experience in the life sciences industry.
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Minority Applications are welcome.  As an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, Chemly LLC is committed to diversity and equality in employment and sensitive to the needs of minority.


Posted October 26, 2015
Business Coordinator, Chemily LLC in Atlanta, GA
Contact: HR@chemilyus.com / www.chemilyus.com

Description:
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Code: 1510JS11
# of openings: 1

This sales support position will work closely with Chemily Production, Quality, Research, and Applications Development staff in order to successfully field customer inquiries and ensure the on-time delivery of products and services.

Responsibilities:
• Participate in the development and understanding of specific customer needs, including the coordination of conference calls and visits to customers. This also includes the documenting and tracking of actions from these meetings.
• Work with Research and Applications Development in the coordination of customer-specific product development and support projects.
• Work with the Legal team to coordinate the internal review and execution of Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs) and Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs).
• Work with the Production and Quality Departments in the management of specific customer supply demands, including those related to inventory and change management.
• Request and review product-specific documentation, including product specifications and Certificates of Analysis, for accuracy and readiness to send to customers.
• Provide detailed sales reports.
• Work with the Quality department and support the timely resolution of any customer-specific quality issues or requests, including those linked to Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPAs) and support the coordination of customer audits.

Required Qualifications:
• B.S. in the life sciences with experience in biochemistry or organic chemistry.
• Minimum 3 years' experience in an industrial setting in a customer management, or product
management-related position.
• Proficient with MS Office and experience with CRM and ERP systems.
• Be proficient in coordinating cross-functional teams in support of customer requirements.
• Be detail-oriented, organized and efficient, with a proven ability to multi-task.
• Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Willingness to travel (<10% of time).

Preferred Qualifications:
• Have a strong scientific background and in-depth knowledge of biochemistry or organic chemistry reagents and technologies
• Have sales, customer service or purchasing experience in the life sciences industry.
• Have experience in providing customized solutions

Minority Applications are welcome.  As an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, Chemly LLC is committed to diversity and equality in employment and sensitive to the needs of minority.

Please send CV to: HR@chemilyus.com


Posted September 15, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Structural Glycomics and Proteomics at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Contact:  Prof. Joshua Sharp, Ph.D.  jsharp@olemiss.edu

Description:
The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Department of BioMolecular Sciences is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of Structural Glycomics and Proteomics for a position currently open.  The successful candidate will join an active NIH-funded research program coupling protein and carbohydrate chemistry with mass spectrometry to study the structure and function of carbohydrates (specifically, glycosaminoglycans) and proteins, as well as understand the interactions between the molecules.  Opportunities to participate in multiple projects are available, including studies involving HIV-antibody interactions, the molecular function of chemokines and their role in cellular trafficking, and the structural determinants governing glycosaminoglycan-mediated cell-cell communication.  Active projects in software development are also ongoing, and available for participation.  The laboratory currently houses a new Thermo Orbitrap Fusion mass spectrometer coupled to a Dionex nanoUltimate 3000 UPLC, and several other mass spectrometers are available through the School of Pharmacy.  
The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, MS, which is commonly rated among the top college towns in the country.  The School of Pharmacy is ranked in the top ten nationally for research funding, and is home to the National Center for Natural Products Research.  Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, CV, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to Prof. Joshua Sharp (jsharp@olemiss.edu).  Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or a related field is required; Ph.D. students nearing the end of their studies with an anticipated date of degree completion prior to January 1, 2016 are also encouraged to apply.  A strong research background with multiple quality publications is required. 

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, CV, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent by email to: 

Joshua Sharp, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Department of BioMolecular Sciences
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
PO Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848


Posted September 10, 2015
Regulation of Immunity and Endoplasmic Reticulum Glycosylation By TREX1/DNaseIII
Contact: Mark.Lehrman@UTSouthwestern.edu

Description:
An NIH-supported postdoctoral position is available in a collaboration between the laboratories of Dr. Mark Lehrman, Department of Pharmacology, and Dr. Nan Yan, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.  TREX1/DNaseIII is an endoplasmic reticulum-associated exonuclease that regulates autoimmunity, and point mutations in its gene are responsible for several human disorders.  Remarkably, TREX1 also controls oligosaccharyltransferase function in a disease-specific manner (Hasan et al. (2015) "Cytosolic Nuclease TREX1 Regulates Oligosaccharyltransferase Activity Independent of Nuclease Activity to Suppress Immune Activation", Immunity, in press - DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2015.07.022).  Projects include discovery of novel oligosaccharyltransferase-dependent immunogenic free glycans, and proteomic identification of underglycosylated antigenic epitopes exposed by TREX1 dysfunction.   Please see:


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or comparable degree, with experience in glycobiology, immunology, microbiology, or biochemistry.  Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:

Mark Lehrman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
6001 Forest Park Rd. 
Dallas, TX 75390-9041

UT Southwestern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Posted September 8. 2015
Postdoctoral position at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto with Dr. Jim Dennis

Description: 
Dr. Jim Dennis at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto is seeking a recent PhD graduate with experience in Molecular Biology and an interest in protein glycosylation and regulatory networks. A broad expertise with recombinant techniques used in cell culture and/or animals is required, as well as a familiarity with bioinformatics. We are studying the interaction between specific metabolic pathways in cancer cells, using the CRISPR/CAS9 system for site-directed gene editing in an attempt to suppress growth in a cancer-specific manner. Pathways of interest include the role of protein N-glycosylation feedback regulation of central metabolism though modifications to nutrient transporters and membrane receptors that support growth and survival of cancer cells. In addition to cell lines, we have murine models, and access to clinical samples from cancer, autoimmune and diabetes patients. We have in-house mass spectrometry expertise, and the project will involve targeted (MRM) metabolomics using ABI 5500 system, and an Agilent 6550 Q-TOF for peptide, glycopeptide and N-glycan analysis. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, comfortable with technical challenges and problem solving. Fluent English, a track record of strong publications, and a cooperative attitude are a must for this position. Please submit your CV, statement of current interests and references online http://contact.mshri.on.ca/hr/DEFAULT.ASP?page=jobDetail&job=697


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