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Two positions  – Postdoctoral Research Associate  & Research Scientist

Dr. Donald Jarvis is seeking two motivated individuals for Ph.D.-level research positions. One will serve as a postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Jarvis’ academic lab in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming (http://www.uwyo.edu/molecbio/faculty-and-staff/don-jarvis/), while the other will serve as a Research Scientist at GlycoBac, LLC (http://www.glycobac.com/). These two units are intellectually and physically linked in adjacent lab spaces at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Both labs focus on various aspects of glycobiology and glycoengineering in the baculovirus-insect cell system. We use various approaches that include genome editing with CRISPR-Cas9 vectors specifically created for this system. In addition to contributing to core efforts to create and characterize new glycoengineered baculovirus-insect cell systems, the successful candidates will use those emerging tools to pursue basic research efforts designed to enhance production of vaccines, therapeutic antibodies, and other glycoproteins for direct biomedical applications. You also will have the opportunity to contribute to our efforts to isolate, engineer, and characterize insect cell lines lacking adventitious viral contaminants to enhance biosafety in the baculovirus-insect cell platform. Finally, you will invoke your own knowledge and creativity to expand our ongoing academic and applied research efforts to advance baculovirus-insect cell technology as a research tool and bio-manufacturing platform.

Minimal qualifications: Both positions require a Ph.D. and training in laboratory methods in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Virology, Glycobiology, Cell Biology, or a related field. In addition, you must have primary publications in refereed English language journals and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications: Include strong experimental design and data interpretation skills, hands-on lab experience in methods of molecular biology, virology, and/or glycobiology, recombinant DNA technology, the baculovirus-insect cell system, protein expression and purification, carbohydrate analysis, vaccine development, and/or therapeutic antibody development.

The working environment and lifestyle in Laramie, WY, a small Rocky Mountain Western college town, are outstanding and the cost of living is low. The salary for each position will be $47,500 per year with generous benefits. To apply for either position or both, please send a cover letter that describes your scientific background, interests, and qualifications AND your curriculum vitae to dljarvis@uwyo.edu. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.



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