NOx Nation (Caranto Lab) in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, FL is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research associate to study in the field of bioinorganic chemistry and metalloenzymology. The selected candidate will work on a Department of Defense funded project to mechanistically study and engineer enzymes with promise to aid in the bioremediation of compounds in military-grade explosives.
Duties include designing, execution, and documentation of research protocols (40%); collection, analysis, and documentation of generated data (20%); writing and editing of grants and publications (20%); equipment maintenance (10%); training and mentoring students (5%); and presenting at scientific conferences (5%).
The term is one year with the possibility to renew up to 3 years, depending on performance and funding. A mentoring plan tailored for the applicant’s career goals will be negotiated and supported. The candidate will have access to equipment in the lab and a desk in the department postdoctoral office.
As a postdoctoral researcher, you will help us provide a world-class training program for our diverse undergraduate and graduate students. The principal investigator has active collaborations from several institutions including the University of Florida and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Please visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/chemistry/nox-natural-products/apply/ for more information about our lab.
UCF is a Hispanic-serving institution and with over 68,000 students, is one of the largest universities in the United States, and has a student population as diverse as the city of Orlando.