1. We are looking for a Postroctoral Fellow or a Technician in Chemometrics and Raman Spectroscopy
We are looking for a postdoc or a technician to lead a multidisciplinary collaboration that will be focused on detection and identification of plant pathogens using Raman spectroscopy. The candidate has to have strong research experience in chemometrics and Raman spectroscopy.
Responsibilities: lead a multidisciplinary collaboration between Kurouski group (College Station, TX) and Mandadi group (Weslaco, TX). The collaboration will include collection of Raman spectra and their statistical analysis using chemometrics. The position will be based at The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Texas A&M University in College Station with an expectation to make periodic trips to Weslaco, TX for a sample collection.
Prerequisites: Ph.D. or M. Sc. in chemistry/biology/biochemistry/biophysics, strong background in multivariate statistical methods, such as PCA. MatLab/PLS_Toolbox or SIMCA experience is required. Motivation to work with sophisticated instrumentation is important.
For more details, please contact Prof. Dr. Dmitry Kurouski at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information and recent information on this topic can be found on kurouskilab.comand https://agrilife.org/mandadilab/
The Kurouski lab is looking for high performing and motivated B.S. and M.S. graduates in biochemistry, physics or chemistry to begin their PhD at the cutting edge of the exciting Biochemistry and Biophysics fields.
Lab projects use physics, optics and chemometrics to understand plants, plant pathogens and/or decomposing bodies (forensics). You will get to work on lasers to improve food production and sustainability while getting paid for it! Competitive graduate students will receive a yearly living stipend, health benefits, and tuition, culminating in a graduate degree. Jobs in the area of biophotonics are well paying and plentiful in both private and public sectors. Additional projects include structural organization of amyloids, elucidation of electrochemical and electrocatalytic processes at nanoscale, and forensic applications of Raman and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. If you don’t know what any of this means but you enjoy meaningful lab work you will love it.