Postdoc in Biochemistry/Biophysical Chemistry

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado (US)
not specified
October 17 2018
Physical Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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Department Introduction:
The University of Denver is a medium-size private university (12,000 students) located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is home to faculty with interests in biochemistry, biophysics, atmospheric and environmental chemistry, organic synthesis and EPR spectroscopy. Additional departmental and program information can be found at
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites application for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position beginning between January and March, 2019 with potential annual renewal subject to performance evaluations and availability of funding.

General Position Summary:
A position is available in the Margittai Lab for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to independently advance a research program focused on the inhibition of Tau aggregation. The Associate will be responsible for assembling Tau fibrils, characterizing their structures and determining the interactions with protein-based inhibitors. Detailed research goals are established in a NIH-funded research award to MM.

Required Qualifications:
A PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related discipline. Highly motivated and productive candidates should have track record of independent research and be looking for an opportunity to develop additional skills and excellence in Tau protein biochemistry relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Successful candidates must be committed to or have experience working with diverse student and community populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in protein biochemistry including purification of proteins using an array of different chromatography methods. Experience in molecular cloning techniques. Experience using spectroscopic methods such as EPR, NMR or fluorescence. Experience in electron microscopy, AFM, or other imaging techniques would also be of benefit. Strong writing ability, communication skills, lab leadership and collegiality are also highly valued attributes.
To be considered, qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and names and contact information of three references online at Review of applications will begin November 26 and continue until the position is filled. Search chair: Martin Margittai (
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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