Job Opening: Postdoctoral Fellow – Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry
The Callmann Group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin has a postdoctoral position available in the area of carbohydrate synthesis and chemical glycobiology to start ASAP. We are seeking a highly motivated and independent scientist with a strong background in organic synthesis to join our multidisciplinary research team. Oligosaccharide synthesis experience is highly desired. The postdoc will develop carbohydrate-polymer conjugates (CPCs) for disease detection and therapy and serve as a mentor to junior graduate students.
Qualifications and Requirements:
The candidate should have completed a Ph.D. within the last three years or soon to be completed in chemistry, chemical biology, chemical/biological engineering, or a related discipline. The position requires skills in:
Designing and conducting multi-step organic syntheses
Isolating and purifying products using chromatographic separation techniques
Structure determination using NMR and MS
Direct experience with oligosaccharide synthesis and developing new methods for chemical glycosylation is highly desired
Training in solid-phase organic synthesis a plus
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong skills in collaboration and ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names and email addresses of three professional references, to Prof. Cassandra Callmann (ccallmann [at] utexas [dot] edu).