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Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist

A Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist position will be available after August 1, 2017 to work on a project funded by the NIH to carry out research using a plant-derived recombinant protein as a potential therapeutic to treat autoimmune disease. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic, and be able to multitask and excel in a focused yet collaborative environment. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or M.S degree with significant experience) in Plant Biology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Plant Pathology or a related area, and have one or more manuscripts under review or published in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate should have hands-on experience with basic molecular biology and protein purification techniques, cell biology and microscopy. Demonstrated experience with statistics, bioinformatics, protein analytics and/or metabolomics will compliment Company’s existing core competencies and therefore will be looked upon favorably. The position is funded for two years, pending yearly project approval and continuation of funding from the NIH. The position also carries an opportunity to participate in future small business grants and projects. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and names of 3 references to Dr. Kenneth J. Piller at kjpiller@uncc.edu.

About Soymeds:

SoyMeds is a spin-out company from the UNC Charlotte Department of Biological Sciences. The company was founded in 2005 by Dr. Ken Piller (Adjunct Research Professor) and Dr. Ken Bost (Belk Distinguished Professor of Immunology). The unique bridging of scientists with expertise in plant biotechnology and immunology has resulted in a series of successful collaborations and funding from several different agencies. The mission of SoyMeds is to demonstrate the utility of soybean as a host for the expression of novel recombinant proteins that can be used to address current unmet needs in the healthcare industry. SoyMeds is considered a relatively young start-up company with a focus on early stage R&D and proof-of- concept studies. SoyMeds worksite is located within the Department of Biological Sciences of the UNC Charlotte campus. Soymeds is an equal opportunity employer, but does not undertake Visa sponsorships for foreign students transitioning to the workforce. All applicants must hold current authorizations to work in United States at time of interview.

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