Postdoctoral Fellow at Tennessee State University, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Fellow at Tennessee State University: The College of Agriculture at Tennessee State University seeks a dedicated individual for a 24-month postdoctoral fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation. The successful candidate will join Dr. Ali Taheri’s research team to explore innovative applications of bio-nanotechnology in developing CRISPR-based sensors for pathogenic bacteria detection.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Division: College of Agriculture
Department: Agricultural Science
Job Type: Full-time, 24-month postdoctoral fellowship
Research Area: Bio-nanotechnology
Location: Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN (Main Campus)
Designation: Research Fellow
Number of hours per week: 37.5
Days to be worked: Monday to Friday
Months per year: Fiscal (12 months)
Position Number: 116950
Advertised Salary: $51,500
Pay Basis: Annually

Job Description:
The selected candidate will engage in cutting-edge research focused on:

  1. Designing specific gRNAs for pathogenic bacteria and assessing their specificity.
  2. Developing functional groups for attachment to the dCas9 enzyme and grafting onto graphene or MXene-graphene materials.
  3. Validating sensor efficiency while investigating bandgap and capacitance tuning effects. Additional responsibilities include mentoring graduate students, participating in outreach activities, and contributing to publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field with expertise in bio-nanotechnology.
  • Strong background in molecular interactions, chemical bonding, and nucleotide-based detection systems.
  • Experience in microfabrication, lab-on-a-chip technologies, electrochemistry, and voltammetric techniques.
  • Proficiency in surface modification techniques and working with graphene and composite materials.
  • Track record of high-quality publications and collaborative interdisciplinary work.
  • Excellent communication skills, proactive work ethic, and experience in mentoring students.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should apply online and submit the following documents:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter outlining research experience and interests
  3. Contact information for three references
  4. Unofficial transcript (official transcript required upon hire)
  5. Any other relevant supporting documents

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Employment is contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check.
  • Official transcripts must be presented upon hire.
  • Names and contact information for three references are required during application.

Last Date for Apply: May 19, 2024

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