Postdoctoral Research Associate (Protein Crystallography)

La Jolla, California
A NIH-funded postdoctoral research position with full benefits.
October 29 2020
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Postdoctoral Position Available

A postdoctoral position for protein crystallography is available in Dr. Jiang Zhu's laboratory. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who are interested in structure-based vaccine design for viral (HIV, HCV, Ebola, RSV, Flu and SARS-CoV-2) and non-viral (malaria and tuberculosis) pathogens.

Research projects may involve crystallographic and electron microscopic analyses of antigen/antibody complexes. Postdoctoral salary is in the range of $54,000 to $60,000 depending on prior research experience and qualifications.

Dr. Zhu holds a joint appointment in the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA ( Dr. Zhu is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Southwest National Primate Research Center). Details of Dr. Zhu's laboratory, on-going research projects and recent publications can be found at

Successful candidates will have a recent Ph.D. in structural biology, biophysics or other related fields. Interested applicants should send the following materials in an application packet, preferably as a single PDF file, by email to Dr. Jiang Zhu (

   1) Cover letter indicating current and future research interests

   2) Expected starting date

   3) Curriculum vitae

   4) Brief summary of previous research experience (2-3 pages)

   5) Names and contact information for 3 references.

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