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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Crystallographic Data Processing Developer

Research Specialist

Staff Scientist ( Research Associate)


Research Specialist


X-Ray Diffraction Facilities Scientist


Head of Structural Biology 



Rice University

Argonne National LabArgonne National Lab

University of Illinois University of Illinois

Cornell UniversityCornell University

Princeton UniversityPrinceton University

Georgetown University 

Shanghai Chempartner Co Ltd. 


Houston TX USA

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Princeton, NJ 


Washington, DC, USA

Shanghai, China 




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Application Support Scientist , North America

Scientist I Structural Biology

Manager, Nano fabrication Facility

Industrial Scientist MX Services


Scientific Editor


Scientist II, Structural Biology





Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

Plexxikon Inc.

Stewart Blossun Quantum Matter Institute


Canadian Light Source








Piscataway, NJ USA

Berkeley, CA USA

Vancouver, BC CANADA


Saskatoon, SK, CANADA


Newton Square, PA, USA

North Chicago, IL, USA






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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Associate

Postdoc in GOCR Crystallography

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellowship & Research Scientist

Postdoctoral Associate

Postdoctoral Associate In Biochemistry

Postdoctoral Associate in X-ray Crystallography of Transcription Factors

Postdoctoral Associate


Oak Ridge National Lab

Chapman University

Yale University

University of Maryland

University of Texas Medical Branch

Cornell University

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Inst.

University of Texas

Oak Ridge, TN USA

Irvine, CA USA

New Haven, CT USA

Rockville, MD 

Galveston, TX USA

Ithaca NY, USA

Aurora CO, 

Orlando FL, USA

El Paso, TX USA


      Faculty & Staff Positions


Applications are invited for tenure-track positions in the Department of BioSciences at Rice University. We encourage candidates who complement existing strengths of current faculty in any of our three graduate programs: Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; and Systems, Synthetic & Physical Biology. Applications from candidates whose research emphasizes quantitative and predictive approaches are particularly encouraged.  Candidates must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral training, and outstanding potential in researchand teaching.  Successful candidates are expectedto establish and maintain a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and participate in the education and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students. We particularly welcome applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse studentpopulation.

Application instructions are found under the employment section on the left menu on the department website,  Reviewof applications will commenceSeptember 30, 2016 and continueuntil the positionsare filled.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committedto excellence throughdiversity and inclusion. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.  


Person to contact:

Susan Merz, BioSciences Faculty Coordinator

[email protected]

(p) 713.348.4198

(f) 713.348.4790

A NIH-funded postdoctoral position in structural biology is open in Prof. Ailong Ke's laboratory at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Related research projects seek to understand the structure and function of RNA and RNA-protein complexes.The lab is interested in three main research areas: 1. Structure and function of RNA-protein complexes in CRISPR-Cas and other RNA-guided systems; 2. Structural enzymology of nuclease and helicase in DNA degradation and repair; 3. Structure and conformation dynamics of riboswitches and RNA-containing motors. For representative publications, please refer to Nature. 2016 Feb doi:10.1038/nature16995; Molecular Cell. 2015 Mar 19;57(6):1110-23; Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2014 Sep;21(9):771-7; Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 4;111(9):3573-8; and Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2014 Jan;21(1):95-102. 

Applicants are expected to hold (or expect) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have strong background in protein biochemistry and structure determination methods involving X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM. More additional information can be found at
To apply, please send CV and names of 3 references to:

 [email protected]

Ailong Ke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853, U.S.A.

(Tel) 607-255-3945

(Fax) 607-255-6249



Crystallographic Data Processing Automation Developer. GM/CA at the Advanced Photon


 The National Institute of General Medical Sciences and National Cancer Institute Structural Biology

Facility at the Advanced Photon Source ( ) located near Chicago, Illinois,

United States seeks a talented staff member in the field of macromolecular crystallography data

processing and analysis, and automation of macromolecular data acquisition.

The successful candidate will develop, troubleshoot, maintain and document clustered pipelines for

automated processing and analysis of MX data. The pipelines will link publicly available crystallographic

software (for example, XDS, POINTLESS, AIMLESS, SCALA, TRUNCATE, XSCALE) to run on Linux

clusters with a goal of achieving in situ automated MX data processing that can cope with data

acquisition rates of 100 fps or higher. He or she will also develop, troubleshoot, maintain and document

several components of Java-based JBluIce software, which is the main Graphical User Interface (GUI)

frontend to the [email protected] data acquisition and data processing system. This currently includes the

Analysis, Hutch, Sample, Screening and Log tabs of JBluIce. The incumbent will also participate in

administrating approximately 50 clustered Linux computers and three Storage Area Networks (SAN)

systems with about 900 TB total data storage capacity and take part in on-call software support for

external users. The full details of the job positions can be accessed at the Argonne National Lab web



 If you are interested, please apply through the above link. In case you have questions about this job and

required qualifications, please contact:

Sergey Stepanov [email protected]  

ANL, Bldg. 436D, Sector 23

9700 South Cass Ave.

Argonne, IL 60439

1(603) 252-0664

1(603) 252-0667


 Robert Fischetti [email protected]

School of Chemical Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Specialist

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Collect single crystal structure data using Cu or Mo radiation where applicable.
● Integrate collected data, solve and refine structure solutions.

 The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) seeks a full-time (12-month) academic professional as Research Specialist. This position reports to the Research Chemist in the X-Ray Facility and will conduct single crystal and powder diffraction data collection, instruction and consultation with students, as well as structure solution and refinement. The position will also be responsible for the monthly billing, data backup, and cryo-system fills.

    Prepare monthly internal and external billing statements.

    Perform liquid nitrogen fills of the cryo-systems.

    Help train student users when necessary.


            ●  Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related field;

            ●   Minimum 3 years' experience in a laboratory research environment;


            ●  Master's degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related field;

            ●   Prior experience in small molecule crystallography including experience with crystal mounting, data collection, and data processing.

            ●   Knowledge of Bruker instrumentation and APEXII software is also desirable.

Salary and Start Date: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting date is as soon as possible after closing date.

Application Procedures: For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by the closing date of January 25, 2016. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For further information/questions:  Contact the SCS HR Office at [email protected]or 217-300-1637.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Staff Scientist at MacCHESS

The Macromolecular Diffraction Facility of the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (MacCHESS) has an opening for a Staff Scientist (Research Associate) to pursue the development of novel techniques in x-ray scattering as applied to structural biology, and to support users at MacCHESS.  There will also be opportunities to pursue projects in structural biology, using current crystallographic and SAXS methods.  Areas of particular interest are serial microcrystallography and study of macromolecular dynamics through diffuse scattering and/or trapping of intermediate states of reactions in crystallo. Other research in the lab includes BioSAXS (focus areas include time-resolved and cryogenic techniques), microfluidics, pressure cryocooling, and user interfaces for beam line operation.  A Ph.D. in structural biology, biophysics, or a related field, and at least 3 years of experience beyond the degree in a relevant field is required.  A solid publication record is essential, and experience working at a synchrotron facility is highly desirable.  Excellent communication skills are a must, including fluency in the English language. Appointments are nominally for three years with the possibility for renewal, subject to mutual satisfaction and the availability of funds.

Located on an Ivy League university campus in picturesque upstate New York, the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) serves a world-wide user base of structural biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers.  MacCHESS is an NIH-supported National Resource providing support for structural biology at CHESS.  MacCHESS is a heavily team-oriented environment.

Applications should be submitted at (posting #6664) and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests.  Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent, as per instructions on the academic jobs online website. The starting date is negotiable, but not before March 2016.  

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We're a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Monica Wesley

Cornell University 

130 Newman Lab

Ithaca NY 14853

Email: [email protected]

phone: 607-255-4952

Fax: 607-254-4552


Research Specialist I Lab  (Ando-Lab)

Princeton University

The  Princeton University  Department  of  Chemistry  seeks  a  full-time research  specialist  with  experience  in  X-ray  crystallography  to  join  the  group  of  Nozomi  Ando.  The  successful applicant  must  have  a  track  record  of  working  independently on  all  aspects of  protein  crystallography,  including construct  design,  protein purification,  crystallization,  synchrotron data  collection,  and  structure  determination.  This  individual  should be  highly  motivated to  both  contribute to  and  learn  from  an  inter-disciplinary  team.  The  position is  for  one  year  with  possibility  of  renewal  pending satisfactory  performance  and  continued  funding. For  consideration,  please go  to  [email protected]  and  apply  to  requisition number  1500488, to  include a  cover  letter, a  CV  with  publication  list,  and  the  names  and  email  addresses of  3  references. Princeton  University  is  an  equal  opportunity  employer and  all  qualified applicants  will  receive consideration  for  employment without  regard  to  race,  color, religion,  sex,  sexual orientation,  gender  identity, national  origin,  disability status,  protected  veteran status,  or  any  other  characteristic  protected by  law.  This  position  is  subject  to  the  University's background  check  policy. Essential  qualifications:  -  Must  have  significant  experience in  solving  de  novo  structures. -  Excellent  organizational,  communication,  and  time  management skills.  -  Minimum Bachelor's  degree  Preferred qualifications:  Ph.D. in  protein  biochemistry, crystallography,  structural  biology, or  a  related field.  -  Experience with  metalloenzymes.  -  Interest  in  professional  development. 

Institution:  Princeton University

Location:    Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Start Date:  ASAP

To apply:   please go to [email protected] and apply to requisition number 1500488 




X-Ray Diffraction Facilities Scientist

 The Department of Chemistry at Georgetown University seeks applications for a full-time research scientist to manage our X-ray Diffraction (XRD) facilities.  The XRD facilities of the Department consist of a Bruker D8 Quest single crystal diffractometer (CMOS, Mo IuS; 2015), a Bruker APEX II CCD Duo diffractometer (CCD, Mo and Cu ImS, 2013), a Rigaku Ultima IV powder diffractometer (Cu, 2008), and a Rigaku RAPID curved-IP multipurpose diffractometer (Cu, 2001). The XRD Facilities Scientist will oversee the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the instruments, assist student and faculty users in their data collections and analyses, especially those involving non-routine structures, and collect and analyze XRD data for research groups without active users. The XRD Facilities Scientist will also teach students and researchers to operate instruments independently and safely as well as collaborate on research projects. An important responsibility will be to teach an annual graduate course in XRD techniques. The XRD Facilities Scientist will also be expected to engage and maintain involvement in the broader crystallographic community, keeping current with developments in the field. Expertise in various advanced aspects of crystallography is a plus. The candidate must have a PhD with at least 3-5 years of relevant formal experience in X-ray crystallography, including small molecule single crystal diffraction.

Please email curriculum vitae with a concise narrative of X-ray diffraction experience in one document (pdf), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: [email protected].   A formal application should be filled out at Complete applications should arrive before July 1, 2015 although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.   Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff; applications from qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged.


Institution:   Georgetown University

Location:      Washington, DC, USA

Start Date:    August 2015

Contact:       Dr. Mo Itani: [email protected] 


 Head of Structural Biology

Title:Head of Structural Biology

The Department of Biologics at Chempartner, one of the leading research service provider of biological sciences, is seeking an experienced protein structure scientist to head the Protein Structure group. Chempartner is offering a broad range of services and is technology driven. There for the Protein Structure group is complementing the service with e.g. crystallography of biomolecules and epitope analysis. Chempartner has an international client base with both young biotechs and big pharma companies.
The ideal candidate shall have a strong understanding of protein expression, purification, crystallization, and structure determination technologies and applications in fragment-based drug design and screening. Knowledge and experience in membrane protein preparation and crystallization are a plus. We are looking for an experienced scientist who would like to broaden his/her career experiences in the fast-paced CRO environment and is capable of working with domestic and foreign pharmaceutical and academic clients, understanding their needs and providing research and development activities. The candidate needs to be a partner for discussion with our clients at eyes level. The candidate is also expected to have the ability of building up new capabilities within the group and developing a strong team.
- Ph.D. with ten (10) + years experience in structural biology, computational chemistry, biochemistry, or relevant field, with good English communication and presentation skills.
- The ideal candidate will have strong skills in protein crystal structure determination and fragment-based drug screening combined with good knowledge of Bioinformatics in protein structural biology.
- Strong ability to understand predict alterations to enzygme kinetics, specificity, and structure based on mutations.
-Strong ability to understand protein expression and purification techniques, as well as biophysical characterization.
-Computational modeling of protein structure, homology modeling.
-Familiar with and use of structural modeling programs.
-Knowledge of modern bioinformatics programs/approaches for structural modeling.
-Previous experience in working with membrane proteins and lipidic cubic phase techniques is a plus.
-The candidate shall have at least 5 years experience in people management
-Excellent managerial skills - in leading and growing a team
-Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other functional leaders involved in client projects to bring the project to a success
-Leads by example in work attitude, delivery on agreed goals and timelines
-Experience in dealing with clients is a plus
Location: Shanghai, China


Institution:     Shanghai Chempartner Co., Ltd

Location:       Shanghai, China

Start Date:     05/15/15

Contact:           [email protected] (+86)21-51320670


     Industry & Comercial Positions

(CCDC)  Application Support Scientist, North America 

The role will be to build close relationships with our Research Partners and consortia members in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, providing scientific applications support. It is essential that candidates for this role can demonstrate experience and capability in drug discovery studies, with a successful track record either as an end user in industry or a similar role.  

For further information, please see website




Plexxikon is a leader in the discovery and development of novel, small molecule pharmaceuticals. The company has utilized its proprietary discovery platform to successfully develop a portfolio of competitively differentiated clinical and preclinical stage programs in a number of therapeutic areas. Plexxikon's most advanced program, Zelboraf® (vemurafenib, and formerly known as PLX4032), was approved by the FDA in 2011 and is approved in over 60 countries worldwide. Plexxikon's demonstrated capability in discovery and early development uniquely positions the company to develop multiple commercial franchises for different therapeutic indications, and create significant value for Plexxikon and its collaborators.

Plexxikon's novel discovery approach, combined with an experienced management and scientific team, a broad network of scientific and clinical experts, and partnerships that support later stage development, have been key drivers of the company's success since it began operations in 2001. In April 2011, Plexxikon became a member of the Daiichi Sankyo Group, and continues to build its broad and diverse pipeline and R&D operations independently.

Plexxikon is a small business with less than 75 employees and this position will be a critical member of the Structural Biology team reporting to an experienced scientist.  This is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in structure-guided drug discovery in a successful biotech company. 

More description of Position at:

Director Nano fabrication Facilities

The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute(SBQMI) is proud to number itself amongst the world's leaders in quantum material research. As recent recipients of an additional $86M in funding from Canada First Research Excellence Fund we are now poised to capitalize on the transformational potential of quantummaterials - increasing our stream of breakthrough discoveries and commercializing promising new technologies through spin-offcompanies and industry partnerships. Micro-electronics, medicine, sustainable energy, and advanced manufacturing are just some of the industries that will benefitfrom our research.

SBQMI's excellence has been recognized  through many awards, among them the establishment of the Max Planck - UBC Centrefor Quantum Materials, only the third MaxPlanck Centre ever established outside Germany, and the UBC CanadaExcellence ResearchChair in QuantumMaterials and Devices.

SBQMI is seeking a top tier individual to supportits ground breakingresearch activities by managing and overseeing all activities related to the smooth operation of its nanotechnology facilities which will be in operation24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Responsibilities include: formulating and implementing the short and long-range goals for its optimaloperation, establishing it as a state-of-the-art facility for in-house as well as external/industrial users; leading a team of technical and scientific staff dedicated to realizingthe ambitious vision for the facilityand the research outcomes it enables; establishing policies and procedures to guide the smooth operation and use of the facility, coordinating the sharing of laboratories and equipment, and the trainingof staff and users; overseeing budget and financialreporting.

The Director, Nano-fabrication Facilities will have a PhD in physics,electrical engineering, or a relatedscientific discipline, proven success in managing a similarfacility or leadinga successful R&Dteam, and a deep understanding of the issuesrelated to quantum device nano-fabrication in novel materials, and associated technologies.

Vancouver is routinely ranked as one of the world'smost livable cities. Surrounded by water on three sides with mountains to the north, it has one of the mildest climates in Canada and boasts a wide range of outdoor and culturalactivities. Added to this, the city has an international reputation as a hot bed of technology talent, capturing the attention of the world's largest and most successful tech companies with its groundbreaking incubators and start-ups.

WMC Vancouveris conducting this search on behalf of SBQMI. If you are interested in being considered for this exciting position, pleaseclick on the link below.

UBC hires onthe basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minoritygroup members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minoritysexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diversecommunities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanentresidents will be given priority.


Scientific Editor

The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), a nonprofit scientific organization, has a full time position available for a Scientific Editor. The ICDD produces the Powder Diffraction File, the world's largest analytical powder diffraction database. This database contains diffraction and physical property data organized by chemical nomenclature. Responsibilities for this entry level position include analyzing, standardizing and editing data sets. Requirements for this position include a BS in Chemistry with good knowledge of general chemistry. Familiarity of X-ray diffraction principles is desirable, but not a requirement. Candidates must demonstrate good attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

Please send CV and salary requirements to:

[email protected].


Institution:  ICDD

Location:      Newtown Square, PA

Start Date:   07/06/15

Contact:           [email protected]



Scientist II, Structural Biology

The Structural Biology organization has an exciting opportunity for a Scientist I or Scientist II (depending on experience) to join the Crystallization group to support AbbVie's new collaboration with Calico. The Scientist will conduct biological macromolecule crystallization experiments in support of structure based drug design. The selected candidate must be knowledgeable in protein handling and characterization techniques and possess excellent communication skills. Further details are available at the following link,  


Institution:    Abbvie

Location:      North Chicago, IL, USA

Start Date:  

Contact:        Please apply through the AbbVie website. Job code 1500000257



Industrial Scientist, MX Services Job No. 807

The Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI) is Canada's national synchrotron research facility located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. As part of its mission to develop and support industrial research and technology development, CLSI is now accepting applications to fill a position that is responsible for the operation of the industrial macromolecular diffraction data collection service. MX Services is an industry-driven program mandated to support the needs of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry sectors through the facilitation of access to various synchrotron tools in order to meet their research and development needs. Responsibilities:  

As a key member of the MX Services team, the Industrial Scientist is responsible for the operations of the industrial macromolecular crystallography data collection services, ensuring that scientific and technical expertise is provided for industrial MX projects. The successful candidate will work cooperatively with the Business Development Leader, MX Services to develop, implement and maintain operational policies and procedures as they relate to MX data collection services. This includes overseeing the coordination of beam time utilization and data collection on MX crystallography facilities. The Industrial Scientist will also play a key role in promoting and developing client relationships to increase the engagement of industrial services at the CLS, with a particular emphasis on x-ray crystallography, and may potentially extend into SAXS and BioXAS. In this fashion, the Industrial Scientist explains the benefits of using synchrotron analysis and helps to identify potential applications to meet client needs.

Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. in macromolecular crystallography. Acknowledged expertise in relevant industry sectors including pharma, biotechnology, etc. and/or use of modern synchrotron sources in fundamental and applied research would be an asset. A minimum of 2 years' experience most recently in a scientific or business role is required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate effective networking skills to develop and maintain positive stakeholder relations. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are required, with proficiency in both written and spoken English. As a proven team player, you have a strong results orientation.

Remuneration: This position is classified as a SR3 on the CLS grid with a base salary range of $59,914 to $89,871 plus the potential for incentive-based compensation dependent upon the success of the overall program. A comprehensive benefits package, including supplemental health & dental, life insurance, pension plan, and 4 weeks' annual vacation is part of a competitive compensation package.

Interested individuals are asked to submit a resume along with references, in confidence, to [email protected].  Please quote job number 806 in the subject line of the email. Applications will be considered as of September 4, 2015. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Although first consideration will be given to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada (in accordance with Canadian Immigration regulations) CLSI strongly encourages all qualified applicants to apply. CLSI values diversity and encourages members of designated groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) to self-identify on their applications.

 Please Contact:

 Nancy Fetch

 44 Innovation Blvd. 

 Saskatoon SK S7N 2V3

 Email: [email protected]

 Phone: 306-657-3500

 Fax: 306 657 3535

     Other Positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Lab

Short-range Order in Concentrated Solid-solution Alloys


Person to contact:

Post-doc or Research Associate position

A Post-doc or Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Simin Rahighi at the Chapman University School of Pharmacy, Irvine, California. The successful applicant will conduct a highly competitive and collaborative research in the field of ubiquitin signaling using various techniques including, but not limited to, protein x-ray crystallography, NMR, small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS), cryo electron microscopy, and protein-protein/protein-ligand interaction assays.


Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in research skill and subject knowledge in Structural Biology, Biochemistry or related fields. Prior research experience in molecular biology, X-ray crystallography and protein expression/purification is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate must have an excellent command of oral and written English, and possess a strong desire and ability to work as a team and guide graduate students in the lab.

Applicants should send their CV along with a summary of their previous research experience and contact information of three references to [email protected]

Postdoc in GPCR Crystallography

A position is available at Yale School of Medicine for a postdoctoral associate in membrane crystallography. The range of techniques includes molecular biology, Sf9 expression, flow cytometry, purification of membrane proteins, thermal screening for stability, FRAP, and LCP crystallization.

Contact info:

Elias Lolis

[email protected]



Postdoctoral Fellow

NIH-funded postdoctoral position available at the University of Maryland Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) for a protein crystallographer with recent PhD to join a multidisciplinary team investigating the structural basis for pathogen and tumor cell recognition by the human immune system. Several classes of recognition molecules are under study: antibodies, T cell receptors (TCRs), natural killer (NK) cell receptors, and variable lymphocyte receptors (VLRs). Projects include X-ray crystallographic studies of: 1) autoimmune and tumor-specific TCRs, 2) NK receptor recognition of cellular and viral ligands, 3) TCR-CD3 complex, 4) evolution of adaptive immunity, and 5) structure-based design of hepatitis C vaccine. Experience in protein biochemistry is highly desirable. [Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 16, 725-730 (2009); Immunity 31, 598-608 (2009); EMBO J. 30, 1137-1148 (2011); PNAS109, 5405-5410 (2012); PNAS 109, 14960-14965 (2012); PNAS 110, 11505-11510 (2013); Annu. Rev. Biophys. 42, 191-215 (2013); PNAS 111, 14834-14839 (2014); J. Biol. Chem. 290, 10117-10125 (2015)]. Visit State-of-the-art X-ray and NMR facilities. Excellent opportunities for collaborative studies with physical biochemists and NMR spectroscopists. IBBR, a joint research center of the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is located in the heart of a major biotech community that includes MedImmune and GlaxoSmithKline. Send CV and names of three references to [email protected].

Contact: Roy A Mariuzza ([email protected])

Address: Univ. of Maryland

   Inst. for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research

     9500 Gudelsky Drive

     Rockville, MD 20850

Research Scientist and Post-doctoral Position in

Macromolecular Crystallography

An NIH-funded Research Scientist position and a Post-doctoral fellowship position are available at the University of Texas (UTMB) located in the greater Houston area in the research team of Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko. We study the protein interaction network at synapses, the contact and communication point between neurons. Many of the proteins that we study serve as potential novel therapeutic targets. Diffraction quality crystals are available. Enthusiastic individuals who are interested in combining the fields of structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics and neuroscience are urged to apply.

Qualifications: Experience in protein crystallography, molecular biology, bacterial/insect cell culture, protein purification and crystallization. Good written and oral communication skills in English. Ability and desire to work as part of a highly motivated, collaborative team.

Our laboratory is part of the endowed Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics. The Sealy Center provides access to exceptional X-ray, Biophysics, Electron Microscopy and the NMR facilities as well as training and experimental assistance.  See

UTMB is part of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical center located in greater Houston. UTMB has research facilities situated on Galveston Island offering a pleasant subtropical climate. UTMB is located within commuting distance of Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States and a leader in the arts, education, and health care.

To apply please e-mail the following to [email protected]: CV, contact information for three references (address, phone and e-mail), a list of your experimental expertise and skills relevant to this position. Visa sponsorship is available for non-US nationals. You must have completed your PhD and received your degree. For more information please visit

The University of Texas is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

Postdoctoral Associate in Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Epigenetics in

the Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Schoolof Medicine, Full Time 100%

Full-time positions are available in the Kutateladze Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicineto study molecular mechanisms of epigenetic regulation. We are lookingfor highly motivatedPh.D. scientists with experience in biochemistry, enzymology, crystallography, NMR spectroscopy or molecular biology.The candidates shouldhave strong trainingand publication track record and should be US citizens or permanent residents to be eligiblefor these positions. The successful applicants will conduct a highly collaborative research in the area of chromatin biology,epigenetics, chromatin remodeling, gene transcription and DNA damagerepair. The salary range for the positionswill depend on qualifications.

The University of Colorado offersa full benefits package.

Please forward your resume with the names and phone numbers of three references to: [email protected],

University of ColoradoSchool of Medicine,Mail Stop 8303,

PO Box 6511,

Aurora, CO 80045-0511.

Credential review for the positions will begin immediately and will continueuntil the positionsare filled.

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Position Title: Postdoctoral ResearchAssociate in X-Ray Crystallography of Transcription Factors

Company Description:Sanford Burnham PrebysMedical Discovery Institute is dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of diseaseand devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow. SBPtakes a unique, collaborative approach to medical research and hasestablished major researchprograms in cancer, neurodegeneration, diabetes, and infectious, inflammatory, and childhooddiseases. The Institute is especially known for its world-class capabilities in stem cell researchand drug discovery technologies. The site at Lake Nona (Orlando)is dedicated to advancingthe frontiers of scientific knowledge in life sciences and medicine,with an emphasis on Diabetes and Obesity research.SBP resources include175,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for over 200 facultyand staff. The Lake Nona site has several outstanding technology cores for modern molecular and metabolicresearch, with a strong interdisciplinary collaborative approach to scientific study.

Job Description:
A Post-Doctoral Associateposition is availablein Dr. Rastinejad's laboratory at the Sanford BurnhamPrebys Medical DiscoveryInstitute, in Lake Nona, Florida. This position provides an exceptional opportunity to enhance the candidate's past training in X-ray crystallography, biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology. The researchtraining will  emphasizeprotein expression through a variety of innovative methods, biochemical characterization of pure proteins, their crystallization and structure determination throughmodern macromolecular X-ray crystallography/diffraction methods. Selectedcandidate will additionally become exposedto high throughput drug-screening efforts in which the laboratory collaborates wit the Conrad- Prebys       Center       for       Chemical       Genomics       within       the      same       Institute.
The transcription factors to be studied are nuclear hormone receptors and mammalian bHLH- PAS proteins.Recent studies within Dr. Rastinejad's laboratory have led to breakthroughs in the structural visualization of multi-domain transcription factors in a variety of functionally revealing complexes that include boundDNA, small-molecule ligands and coregulators. The new projectswill involve intensiveprotein biochemistry, crystal growth and structurecalculation and refinementbased on X-ray diffraction data. The high-throughput screens will also be integrated throughoutthe structural biologytraining program,with the goal of identifying potentsmall-molecules that act as activators and inhibitors of transcription factors.
Required Skills/Experience:
Requires a Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related field. Candidates who have strong researchexperience in X-ray crystallography, proteinpurification and biochemical binding studies, molecularbiology, and/or cell-biology are strongly preferred. Ideal candidate would be motivated, possess excellent writtenand oral communication skills and possessa strong desire and ability to work as a team in a collaborative environment. Interested candidates should apply with     full     CV,    statement     of    research     interests     and    list     of    references     via LakenonaRecruitm[email protected]
Sanford BurnhamPrebys Medical DiscoveryInstitute is an Equal Opportunity employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committedto the hiring, advancement and fair treatmentof all individuals. All qualifiedapplicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, age, disability, protected veteranstatus, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law.   For   additional   information   about   your   rights   as   an   applicant,   click   HERE. Sanford BurnhamPrebys Medical DiscoveryInstitute endeavors to make its careers page accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regardingthe accessibility of our websiteor need assistance completing the application process, please contact James DiStefano,Director, Human Resources at [email protected] This information is for accommodation requestsonly and cannotbe used to inquire about the status of applications. Employer Name: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Position Location: Orlando, FL

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University of Texas at El Paso Department of Physics

Postdoctoral Associate

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Physics at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking a Ph.D. scientist for a postdoctoral position on in-situ x-ray and neutron diffraction and spectroscopy studies of functional materials for fuel cell electrolyte applications. In particular, we are looking for candidates who possess extensive experience in all aspects of in-house and synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction including sample preparation, data collection, indexing, structure determination and refinement. Additional experience with neutron diffraction and spectroscopy would be beneficial. Our new X-ray diffraction facility allows both powder and single crystal experiments on top-of-the-line instrumentation, including new, highly configured Panalytical Empyrean and Bruker D8 Quest systems. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a second year based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Candidates should e-mail a CV and list of three potential references to Dr. Christian Botez, Department of Physics Chair at [email protected] and via the UTEP website at (Job ID 2272). The position is immediately available and applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified.

ABOUT UTEP AND EL PASO:  Located on the culturally vibrant U.S.-Mexico border, The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university with more than 23,000 students. The University's rapidly growing research portfolio in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and other areas brings in more than $83 million per year, ranking UTEP fourth in federal research expenditures among the public universities in Texas. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation's leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. Comprising 248 square miles, El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States. El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events. UTEP adds to the arts scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum. For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center and Kidd Field. 

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

Immediate Opening

Please Contact:

Dr. Christian Botez

500 W. Univ. El Paso, TX 79902

[email protected]

Phone: 915-747-8869

Fax: 915-747-5447



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