Postdoctoral Associate in Structural Biology
- University of Minnesota - Faculty of IMV
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Salary is based on experience and follows current NIH guidelines.
- Closing date
- May 24, 2023
- Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biophysics, Computational Biology, Structural Biology, Virology
- Position Type
- Full Time
- Job Type
- Organization Type
An immediate postdoctoral research associate position is available at Dr. Wei Zhang's laboratory at the University of Minnesota. The successful candidate will lead experimental design and execution to investigate the structural transformation of enveloped Alphavirus viruses during membrane fusion, using molecular virology, cryo-EM, single particle reconstruction, cryo-ET, subtomogram averaging, and related biochemical and biophysical methods. This collaborative project is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and aims to make breakthrough discoveries and deepen our understanding of the fundamental aspects of virus entry.
Additionally, the postdoctoral research associate will have the opportunity to participate in developing novel technologies to study virus assembly, maturation, and interactions with small molecules. The position offers the chance to work with world-class researchers in the Twin Cities through established and successful collaborations.
Required Qualifications. Candidates should have: (1) a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, virology, structural biology, or related field; (2) published in international peer-reviewed journals.
Preferred Qualifications. Experience protein structure determination and strong computation skills, or working with recombinant protein expression, cell culture, viruses (BSL-2) is a plus.
We welcome all applicants who have a passion for research and the drive to learn and contribute to the field.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu
Interested candidates should submit a pdf with cover letter, CV and names/info for three references to Dr. Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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