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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry
University of Central Florida in the Orlando, Florida
Date Posted 09/11/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job no: 499366
Work type: Postdoctoral Associate
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Sciences

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry

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Job Description:

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 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.


AA-College of Sciences, Department of Chemistry

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Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph. D. in chemistry or a related field from an accredited institution by time of hire.

Experience with protein crystallography is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Skill sets in protein mutagenesis and protein engineering.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter detailing their qualifications, research experience, and start date availability, as well as a CV and the names and contact information of at least three references.

NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Jonathan Caranto at

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Advertised: September 11, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

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