The University of Georgia announces openings for two tenure track faculty members at the Assistant Professor level in the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center in (1) any area of biomedical glycoscience and (2) plant cell wall glycoscience. Applications will be considered from talented and accomplished investigators who currently maintain or exhibit potential for developing vigorous research programs. We seek outstanding scientists who are addressing fundamental biological problems whose research either complements or expands existing strengths in the Center, including state of the art Computational, NMR, and Mass Spectrometry infrastructure ( Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Biomedical Glycoscience: enzymology and structural biology of glycan biosynthesis, developmental glycobiology, roles of glycans and glycoconjugates in disease processes such as cancer, inflammation, immunology, cell signaling, metabolic, neural and genetic disorders, microbial glycobiology, chemical and chemoenzymatic glycan synthesis.

Plant Cell Wall Glycoscience: new analytical approaches to probe wall structure; plant cell wall biosynthesis, polymer assembly and wall remodeling during growth; cell biology of plant cell walls; plant cell wall-microbe interactions, including microbial utilization or recognition of plant materials in the environment or in host models; cell wall structure-function in plant growth, form and response to stress.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences, at least three years relevant postdoctoral research experience, an outstanding publication record in their areas of glycoscience and a well- developed research plan. Successful candidates will be expected to build or maintain a vibrant, extramurally-funded research program that integrates with and leverages the highly collaborative research environment at the CCRC and UGA. The individual will have access to a robust graduate student training program and undergraduate trainees, as well as the opportunity to participate in classroom education. An attractive start-up package with highly competitive conditions of employment will be offered. The University of Georgia ( is a Research 1 land-grant and sea grant institution located 72 miles northeast of Atlanta in Athens, Georgia and provides an outstanding quality of life in the Athens region (
Please apply at for Biomedical Glycoscience or for Plant Cell Wall Glycoscience. Provide a cover letter, detailed research plan and teaching statement as a single pdf document, and provide complete contact information (email, address and phone) for three individuals of reference. Please include discussion of your commitment to mentorship and fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment in classroom and research groups within the application materials. Questions for the Search Committee may be directed to Cathryn Quinn ([email protected]). Completed applications received by November 19, 2021, are assured full consideration.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

posted November 22, 2021