ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
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Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions to work on projects focused on the detection and inactivation of prions in the environment with Prof. Joel A. Pedersen in the Departments of Soil Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Chemistry at University of Wisconsin–Madison. The positions focus on developing prion amplification methods for use in environmentally relevant matrices, investigating the occurrence of prions in the environment, and evaluating the efficacy of inactivation methods. The postdoctoral researcher would join a highly interdisciplinary research group and will collaborate with postdocs and graduate students in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Soil Science, and Chemistry.
Applicants should have PhD or equivalent degree in environmental toxicology, environmental engineering, chemical or biochemical engineering, microbiology, microbial biotechnology, or a related discipline. Expertise in molecular biology or protein biochemistry is essential. Experience with the real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC) assay or protein-misfolding cyclic amplification is desirable. Successful candidates will have a strong record of scholarship. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidates should be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively with scientists from different disciplines, and be willing to mentor junior researchers.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com as a single pdf file containing the following:
- A cover letter detailing the candidates experience relevant to the position and career goals,
- A detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and
- Contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The preferred start date is August 2019. The position is available for multiple years; annual renewal is contingent on progress and performance, and the career goals of the individual.