Postdoctoral positions at UChicago

University of Chicago
NIH scale plus benefits
October 24 2018
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Full Time
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Postdoctoral Positions at The University of Chicago

NIH-funded postdoctoral research positions are available in the laboratory of Robert Keenan in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Chicago. These projects are part of our broader effort to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie membrane protein biogenesis and quality control pathways. 

These are training and development positions for Postdoctoral scientists who have (or will) recently completed their doctoral studies, and are looking to move into a new research area. Main duties include conceptualizing, designing and performing research to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying pathways of membrane protein biogenesis. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology or a related field. Desirable skills for these projects include some combination of:  membrane protein expression and purification, CRISPR/Cas9 construction of knockout and tagged alleles, mammalian cell culture, in vitro functional assays (radioactivity), proteomics, x-ray crystallography and single-particle cryo-EM. Successful candidates will have a significant track record that demonstrates creativity and initiative.

Structural projects will leverage our close proximity to APS, and the Electron Microscopy facility at the University of Chicago--scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019--which will house a new Titan Krios 300 kV microscope equipped with a K3 Bioquantum direct electron detector, screening microscopes, and associated preparative equipment.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

To apply, please email a PDF of your CV to

For more information, please see the lab website:


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