CIRES/ Copley Lab Post-Doctoral Researcher
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The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colorado is seeking a Copley Lab Post-Doctoral Researcher. The post-doc will carry out experiments directed at understanding the recruitment of promiscuous enzymes to serve new functions and how the different genome contents of different bacteria affect the evolutionary potential of promiscuous enzymes. The work will be carried out in the Copley lab in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. The position requires a Ph.D. in Microbiology with previous laboratory experience in experimental evolution, cloning, and growth and genetic manipulation of diverse bacteria.
Who We Are
At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Deletion of genes from several bacteria.
Identification of the mechanisms by which growth can be restored in bacteria in which essential genes have been deleted.
Determination of whether gene amplification occurs in different bacteria in which a promiscuous enzyme has been recruited to serve an essential function.
Maintain an electronic notebook describing experimental protocols and results.
Participate in weekly meetings with the PI and other personnel working on the same project to share data and results.
Preparation of manuscripts for publication.
Mentor graduate students and undergraduate students in the laboratory.
What You Should Know
This position is located within the University of Colorado at Boulder's main campus.
What We Can Offer
We can offer a competitive salary and a full benefits package.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
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What We Require
The position requires a Ph.D. in Microbiology.
Previous laboratory experience in experimental evolution, cloning, and growth and genetic manipulation of diverse bacteria.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
Resume or CV
Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
List of 3 references: the names, professional titles, and contact information of those who are familiar with your qualifications and work history.
If you are selected as one of the finalists, the Hiring Committee will request letters of recommendation. Please do not include letters of recommendation with your application materials.
For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs. Application materials will not be accepted via email.
Posting Contact Name: Shelley Copley
Posting Contact Email: Shelley.Copley@colorado.edu
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