Postdoctoral position at UChicago

University of Chicago
NIH scale plus benefits
July 22 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Postdoctoral Position at The University of Chicago

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

This is a training and development position for a Postdoctoral scientist who has (or will soon) completed their doctoral studies, and is 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. Experience with biochemical reconstitution, membrane proteins, genome engineering and/or cryoEM is helpful. Successful candidates will have a significant track record that demonstrates creativity and initiative.

Outstanding candidates may be sponsored for the Chicago Fellows Program, an internationally competitive postdoctoral fellowship program that supports the career advancement of exceptional and creative scientists at the University of Chicago:

To apply, please email a PDF of your CV to

For more information, please see the lab website:

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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