Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Starting on the NIH NRSA postdoctoral pay scale ($47,484 per year + benefits)
August 01 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Parker laboratory ( in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota is seeking motivated, productive, creative Postdoctoral Research Associates to join our multidisciplinary team. We are studying protein phosphorylation in living cells using a combination of chemical biology, proteomics and cellular imaging. We are also developing multi-omics workflows for cancer biomarker discovery using data-independent mass spectrometry. Research in our NIH-funded laboratory involves a wide variety of approaches, including peptide probe design and synthesis, development of probes for fluorescence imaging of live cells, mass spectrometry-based analytical techniques and data analysis, and high-throughput and high-content fluorescence assay development.


Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Biology, Medicinal Chemistry or a related field is required. Experience with peptide synthesis and analysis, cellular optical imaging techniques and/or protein biophysics preferred. Experience in chemical biology is also encouraged. Competitive candidates will have a strong track record of first-author publications from their graduate research and any previous postdoctoral work, with evidence of leadership and initiative-taking, as well as collaborative contributions.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online at:  Click on the appropriate tab under “Search & Apply for Openings”, enter (Job Opening #318848) into the “Keywords” field, click the “Search” tab.  Applicants should attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of their research program and a list of 3 potential references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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About the Department:

The department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics is committed to understanding the molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases and cancer; developing novel strategies in biocatalysis and biotechnology; and advancing knowledge through structural biology and molecular biophysics.  We organize ourselves into research divisions with emphases on Chemical and Structural Biology, Metabolic and Systems Biology, Molecular Biology and Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology. We are housed in new buildings with state-of-the-art research and support facilities.

About the U of M:

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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