Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position

Farmington, Connecticut (US)
September 30 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position

The Ruan Lab at the University of Connecticut Health Center is seeking highly motivated applicants for post-doctoral research associate position, available immediately. The lab studies molecular mechanisms of innate immune signaling, especially signal transduction pathways of pyroptosis and inflammation using multi-disciplinary approaches including cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography. The lab also elucidates the molecular mechanisms how pore-forming proteins/toxins recognize the specific receptors, such as sugars, lipids and proteins on the membrane of the target cells and mediate cell death. (For more detail please see Ruan’s recent publications: and

Minimal requirement:

  • Ph.D. degree in structural biology, biochemistry, immunology or related field.
  • Record of research productivity and publication.

Experience preferred:

  • Experience in crystallization and electron microscopy.
  • Linux workstation operation and maintenance.

Skills and abilities:

  • Have strong scientific credentials in the field of structural biology or immunology.
  • Have the ability to design experiments and effectively perform experiments and trouble shooting.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Open date:


Special instructions to applicants:

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Jianbin Ruan via

UConn Health is an Affirmative Action Employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

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