Postdoctoral Fellow

Dallas, Texas
Starting from $53,760 (NIH Scale)
July 27 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type

A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Xin Liu, in the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center to study chromatin structure and epigenetics. Research in the Liu lab is focused on structure and function of large macromolecular complexes involved in formation of heritable high-order chromatin structure.  These complexes impact fundamental biological processes through epigenetic mechanisms and are frequently dysregulated in human disease, like cancers and developmental disorders. To achieve the research goal, the Liu lab uses structural biology tools, including biochemical reconstitution (e.g. protein-protein, protein-nucleosome, or protein-non-coding RNA complexes), X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM, to reveal three-dimensional structures of chromatin complexes. In addition, the Liu lab performs structure-based functional studies in cancer and stem cells by employing genome editing tools and genomics by next-generation sequencing. Examples of recent publications from the lab include: Science 350:aac4383 (2015) (PMID: 26472914), eLife 6:e31558 (2017) (PMID: 29185984), Molecular Cell 69:840-852 (2018) (PMID: 29499137), PNAS 117:16992-17002 (2020) (PMID: 32631994), Molecular Cell 77:1265-1278 (2020) (PMID: 31959557). More information can be found here:


Applicants with demonstrated expertise in structural biology, protein and nucleic acid biochemistry, chromatin biology, or genomics are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with first author publications.  Interested individuals should send a CV and a list of 2-3 references to:


Information on our postdoctoral training program and benefits can be found in our Postdoc Handbook or at  


Xin Liu, Ph.D.

W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research

Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for

Reproductive Biology Sciences

UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75390-8511

Phone: 214-648-2493

Fax: 214-648-0383



UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  

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