The Talent Acquisition department hires qualified candidates to fill positions which contribute to the overall strategic success of Howard University. Hiring staff “for fit” makes significant contributions to Howard University’s overall mission.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The postdoctoral researcher reports to PI on weekly basis and larger multi-disciplinary research team of collaborator on a monthly basis.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The goal of the project is to deconstruct how the biophysical properties of the glycan cover on pathogens enables the latter to survive harsh conditions. The postdoctoral researcher will design, organize, and conduct nanomechanical, force-interaction, and solution-dynamics experiments on the glycan shield of engineering viruses, develop analysis software, protocols and procedures, maintain detailed lab notebook, and publish findings in research journals.
In addition to research, the postdoc will assume responsibility of day to day operations of the lab, and mentor and supervise student researchers.
Preferred competencies are in Atomic Force Spectroscopy, Glycosciences, Molecular Biology, Nanomaterial science, and Computation Programming
PhD in Chemistry or Biology or Bioengineering or Chemical Engineering or Biophysics or Biochemistry
Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.
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