Postdoctoral or Research Scientist Position in Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Location
Houston, Texas (US)
Salary
Competitive salary depend on experience plus health benefits
Posted
August 31 2018
Ref
cyroem
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

A postdoctoral or research scientist position in Structural and Membrane Biology is immediately available in the laboratory of Prof. William Dowhan (Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth), McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX. Current studies are focused on supramolecular organization and function of mitochondrial respiratory complexes and the role of membrane lipids in their organization and function using single particle cryo-EM. Our Structural Biology Center is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation including a Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope and Gatan K2 Summit direct electron detector. Given the high-resolution capability of this instrument, our immediate goal is to image lipids required for supramolecular organization of mitochondrial respiratory complexes.  The position is funded by an NIH grant. 

The successful candidate must be highly self-motivated and have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology or a related field. Hands-on experience and a strong working knowledge are required of state-of-the-art image processing (EMAN, RELION, etc.) and other computational approaches used in single particle analysis of proteins imaged using cryo-electron microscopy. The position will be initially available for one year, with renewal based on mutual satisfaction.

Interested individuals should submit a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and the contact information of three referees to William.Dowhan@uth.tmc.edu. Website: http://med.uth.edu/bmb/faculty/741/. Review of applications will start immediately and the position will be open until filled.

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