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Posted February 18, 2014
Post-doctoral position I in the Laboratory of Immunochemistry and Glycobiology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Paracoccicioides brasiliensis)
Contact: Dr. Maria Cristina Roque Barreira (mcrbarre@fmrp.usp.br)

Description:
A post-doctoral position is open in the Laboratory of Immunochemistry and Glycobiology, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. We are seeking a highly motivated young PhD with knowledge in the field of immunology, cell biology, and glycobiology, as well as competence in experimental infection models, cell culture, cell cytometry, basic microscopy technique and protein purification technologies. The position will be available in April 2014.

The Laboratory of Glycobiology and Immunochemistry investigates the role of carbohydrate recognition in the innate immunity. Specifically, the project focuses the effects of a lectin of a pathogenic dimorphic fungus, which recognizes N-acetyl-glucosamine and has chitinase activity. We aim to localize paracoccin in hyphal, transition and yeast forms of Paracoccicioides brasiliensis, establishing correlation with its effect on cell wall biogenesis and fungal growth. In addition, we aim to identify possible paracoccin glycoligands in mammals' cells that may be related with the immunomodulatory property, and to evaluate the in vivo immunomodulatory effect of paracoccin and its potential to confer protection against experimental paracoccidioidomycosis.
If interested, please email Dr. Maria Cristina Roque Barreira (mcrbarre@fmrp.usp.br). Send CV and motivation letter.

Closing Date: March 15, 2014.


Posted February 18, 2014
Post-doctoral position in the Laboratory of Immunochemistry and Glycobiology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Toxoplasma gondii)
Contact: Dr. Maria Cristina Roque Barreira (mcrbarre@fmrp.usp.br)

Description:
A post-doctoral position is open in the Laboratory of Immunochemistry and Glycobiology, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. We are seeking a highly motivated young PhD with knowledge in the field of cell biology, molecular biology, glycobiology and immunology, as well as competence in cell and microorganism culture, cell cytometry, Real Time PCR, Western blot, molecular cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, protein expression technologies and cell signaling. The position will be available in April 2014.

The Laboratory of Glycobiology and Immunochemistry investigates the role of carbohydrate recognition in the innate immunity. Specifically, the project focuses the effects of micronemal proteins of Toxoplasma gondii, which recognize syalic acid and galactose, respectively. We aim to identify micronemal glycoligands on phagocytes and lymphocytes that can be biologically relevant and to investigate the cell signaling pathways involved in the activation process. We still aim to generate MICs mutants to determine how relevant is the carbohydrate recognition domain for the MICs' immunomodulatory activity.
If interested, please email Dr. Maria Cristina Roque Barreira (mcrbarre@fmrp.usp.br). Send  CV and motivation letter.

Closing Date: March 14, 2014.


Posted January 3, 2014
IMMEDIATE OPENING POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS TO STUDY HUMAN GLYCOSYLATION DISORDERS

Contact: Hudson Freeze Ph.D. - hudson@sanfordburnham.org

Description:
Postdoctoral positions to identify and document new human Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation. Multiple projects include newly discovered genes involved in nucleotide sugar metabolism, metabolic flux, sugar transport, and characterization  of therapeutic potentials in various patient-derived cells lines. Another project aims at an unbiased search for new glycosylation disorders using HAP-1 cell screening.  

A separate position is available to study the fundamental cellular pathology involved in patients with deficiencies in NGLY1, the enzyme responsible for cleaving N-glycans from misfolded glycoproteins retro-translocated into the cytoplasm. 

Background and hands on experience in standard molecular, biochemical and cell biology methods using mammalian cells,  plus fluoresence microscopy and metabolomics. For some projects, hands on yeast genetics  experience  is needed and 96-well screening methods. 

Fluent spoken English, an interactive, cooperative attitude and willingness to interact with and help patients is a must.

Please email CV and names of at least 3 references.


Posted December 16, 2013
Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Glycoscience at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Contact:  facultysearch@ccrc.uga.edu

Description:
The University of Georgia announces openings for tenure track faculty positions at any level (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC). The CCRC is dedicated to understanding the function and structure of complex carbohydrates and glycoconjugates in a broad range of biological systems. The Center seeks applications from talented and accomplished investigators who currently maintain or exhibit potential for developing vigorous research programs in any area of glycoscience. Candidates with expertise in biomedical glycobiology, functional glycomics, or microbial glycoscience are especially encouraged to apply.  Successful candidates will show evidence that their research program will complement the existing strengths of the CCRC in glycan biosynthesis and structural analysis, developmental and stem cell glycobiology, plant glycoscience, and the role of glycans and glycoconjugates in disease processes such as cancer, vascular biology, inflammatory processes, aberrant cell signaling, metabolic and genetic disorders (www.ccrc.uga.edu).  

Applicants for the Assistant level position must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent), at least two years relevant postdoctoral research experience, an outstanding publication record and a well-developed research plan. Applicants for the Associate or Full level position must have a Ph.D. with a demonstrated track record of outstanding independent research productivity over a span of at least 5 years. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a vibrant, extramurally funded research program. An attractive start-up package with highly competitive conditions of employment will be offered. The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta in Athens, a city known for its diverse culture and outstanding quality of life (http://www.visitathensga.com).

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and a description of research interests to Rita Hutchins electronically (indicate 'CCRC Open Search' in the subject line and send to: facultysearch@ccrc.uga.edu). Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to: Open Search Committee Chair, c/o Rita Hutchins, CCRC, University of Georgia, 315 Riverbend Road, Athens, GA 30602-4712.  Electronic letters of recommendation on letterhead are acceptable (use same subject line and e-mail address). Complete applications received by January 15th, 2014 are assured full consideration.  The anticipated start date is August 2014.
The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA Institution.


Posted December 16, 2013
Post-doc position in the Steet lab (University of Georgia)

Contact: Dr. Richard Steet (rsteet@ccrc.uga.edu

Description:
An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Steet laboratory at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at The University of Georgia to study how impaired targeting of lysosomal proteases impacts normal and pathological development using zebrafish.  This project will involve generation of unique tools to study how the trafficking and activity of proteases regulate cartilage and cardiac development.  The position requires a highly motivated, technically skilled individual with strong communication skills.  Individuals with a PhD in the biological sciences seeking their first postdoctoral position will be given top priority.  Expertise in molecular biology and/or developmental biology is required.  Experience in cell biology and the use of zebrafish as a model system is preferred.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter summarizing their research experiences and future goals, as well as a copy of their CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Richard Steet (rsteet@ccrc.uga.edu) or Dr. Heather Flanagan-Steet (heatherfs@ccrc.uga.edu). 


Posted December 16, 2013
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in cancer serum profiling (Ireland)

Contact: Dr Michelle Kilcoyne at Michelle.Kilcoyne@nuigalway.ie

Description:
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in cancer serum profiling
Glycoscience Group, National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science
Ref. No. NUIG 114-13

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time one year position as a postdoctoral researcher within the Glycoscience Group, National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from March 1st2014 to contract end date of 28th February 2015.

Project background:
Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common cancer worldwide with no cure, but patients can achieve good responses to long term maintenance therapies. New methods of serum prognostics and monitoring are urgently required as an alternative to bone marrow sampling. As changes in expression of carbohydrates (glycosylation) on the cell surface and on proteins are a hallmark of cancer, our HTP microarray approach for serum glycoprofiling could prove a valuable tool in MM prognostics and monitoring, with strong commercial potential. The project is multidisciplinary, covering cancer research, glycobiology, high throughput (HTP) technologies and diagnostics.
Job Description:
The successful candidate will seek to identify a panel of MM-specific diagnostic targets in serum, based on glycosylation changes during the course of the disease, which will form the basis of a multiplex microarray binding assay for monitoring minimal residual disease (MRD). Excellent facilities and equipment are available within the Glycoscience Group to support this project. The successful candidate will work closely with the scientific and clinical supervisors to achieve the aims of the project and will aid in the research supervision of a PhD student and junior members of the team.
 
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should have a track record in a research and development environment. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or a Ph.D. in prospect in a chemical or biological science and have experience in glycobiology, microarrays and binding assays. Cell culture experience would be advantageous.Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated; and have strong documentation, oral, report writing and interpersonal skills.
Salary: 37,750 to 40,003 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)
Start date: Position is available from 1st March 2014.
Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway
For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie
Further information about the Glycoscience Group (http://ncbes.eurhost.net/glycoscience-group.aspx) and NCBES (http://ncbes.eurhost.net/) is available using the links provided.
Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Michelle Kilcoyne Michelle.Kilcoyne@nuigalway.ie
 
To Apply:
Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Michelle Kilcoyne at Michelle.Kilcoyne@nuigalway.ie
Please put reference number NUIG 114-13 in subject line of e-mail application.
 
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday 3rd January, 2014
 
National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.


Posted December 16, 2013
Postdoc position: Gildersleeve lab (Chem Biol, NCI, NIH)

Contact: gildersj@mail.nih.gov

Description:
A postdoctoral fellow position is currently available in the Gildersleeve group within the Chemical Biology Laboratory of the National Cancer Institute, NIH. The Gildersleeve group uses glycan array technology to study the roles of anti-glycan antibodies in the development, progression, and treatment of cancer and HIV. Projects involve synthesis of glycans to populate the array, development of new array design strategies, and application of the array to cancer vaccine and HIV vaccine research. Applicants with a strong background at the interface of chemistry and biology are encouraged to apply.  Additional information about our research projects can be found at the following website:
http://ccr.cancer.gov/staff/staff.asp?profileid=7853 

Candidates interested in this position should send a cover letter, CV including bibliography and contact information for three references to Jeff Gildersleeve, CBL, NCI, Building 376 Room 208, Frederick, MD 21702, e-mail: gildersj@mail.nih.gov. Please also include an estimate of when you would be available to start.

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