Postdoctoral Scholar - Chemical and Materials Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV

Job posting number: #7107632

Posted: August 9, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or [email protected]. For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh at the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department at University of Nevada, Reno. We are looking for talented and motivated postdoctoral candidates, who are interested in protein engineering to develop protein designer scaffolds targeting enzymes, and smart stimuli-responsive protein systems, by combination of directed evolution and rational design with applications in biomedicine and biosensing.

We are looking for talented and motivated postdoctoral candidates, who are interested in protein engineering to develop designer scaffolds and smart protein assemblies, by combination of directed evolution and rational design with applications in biomedicine, bioimaging, and biomaterials.

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, cell and molecular biology, or related disciplines by time of appointment. The degree must have been completed within the past five years.

Preferred Qualifications

Prospective postdoctoral applicants with skills and interest in protein engineering and design, including; molecular biology and cloning, directed evolution and rational design of proteins using cell display platforms and FACS, recombinant protein expression and purification in different hosts, protein biochemistry and enzyme kinetics, and cell-based assays, are highly encouraged to apply for the position. Expertise in structural biology such as X-ray crystallography or computational methods such as protein molecular modeling and machine learning is a plus.

Compensation Grade
Postdoctoral Scholar

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

Thanks to substantial growth in both student enrollment and tenure-track faculty positions, the College of Engineering is constructing a new engineering building, scheduled to open in 2020. The new building provides both additional space and modern facilities capable of supporting advanced engineering research. This building will allow the College to pursue its strategic vision, serve Nevada and the nation, and educate future generations of engineering professionals. For more details please visit For additional information regarding the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, please visit

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