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Research Scientist (Biomolecular Sciences)


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Biomolecular Sciences (10000938)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Job Information

The Computational Chemistry and Bioinformatics Research CORE (CCBRC) of the Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence (GlyCORE) at the University of Mississippi, is seeking applications for a Research Scientist.  This position will manage the day-to-day operations of CCBRC.


Candidates should have a computational PhD with specialization in glycoscience, medicinal chemistry, chemistry, biology, biophysics, bioinformatics, or a related field; three years of relevant postdoctoral experience; and an outstanding publication record. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Highly valued personal characteristics include a dedication to scholarship, excellent communication skills, experience in collaborating with others, and a commitment to promoting diversity and advancing an inclusive climate that stimulates excellence.


The primary purpose of CCBRC is to be a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CORE), which entails being a leader in and collaborating with others on computational glycoscience, including calculations on the structures and properties of small molecules containing sugar moieties; structures and properties of glycoconjugates such as glycoproteins; protein-ligand interactions in which either the protein or ligand or both contain glyco groups; bioinformatics analysis of big data such as the outputs of mass spectrometry of glycoconjugate mixtures; and other bioinformatics, such as for pathway analysis of glycosylation.


This position will carry out many of the required calculations; train other scientists and students to carry out useful calculations; ensure GlyCORE participants are aware of the capabilities of CCBRC; hold primary responsibility for computer hardware and software maintenance; write initial drafts of reports; take an active role in dissemination of CCBRC results and capabilities; and handle other duties involved in the management of CCBRC. The Research Scientist will also be in charge of the day-to-day oversight of the CCBRC facility. The Research Scientist will present results of CCBRC’s research at GlyCORE meetings and at national meetings such as those of the Society for Glycobiology or the American Chemical Society.

To Apply

The position is available immediately. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with extension possible based upon mutual agreement and continued funding. Applicants may address inquiries about the position to Professor Robert J. Doerksen, Email:


Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter (summarizing how the applicant meets the required and desirable qualifications for the position), a diversity statement (a one-page document explaining the applicant’s experiences and commitments to diversity in an academic work setting), and a CV (including a list of names and contact information for three individuals who are competent to judge the applicant’s suitability for the position). Please combine these documents into one PDF and attach under the “Resume” link within the job application.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

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