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Structural Biologist in Pharmacology

Northwestern University - Department of Pharmacology
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Mar 26, 2024

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Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Structural Biology
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The Department of Pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of Associate or full Professor with expertise in the structural biology of membrane proteins who will have opportunities to work in a collegial and collaborative scientific environment that is rich with core facilities, robust cross-disciplinary graduate training programs, and diverse expertise that is especially strong in ion channel biology

Qualified candidates will have advanced expertise in cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo EM) for determining high resolution structures of membrane proteins.  Expertise in structure-aided drug discovery, cryogenic electron tomography (cryo ET) and related experimental approaches is also desirable. Candidates should have Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degrees, substantial research experience, and evidence of sustainable extramural funding. Successful candidates will be assigned ample laboratory space and generous start-up resources including access to a soon-to-be purchased state-of-the-art cryogenic electronic microscope (Titan Krios).

We encourage applications from women and members of groups underrepresented in biomedical research.

The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.

When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position.

Also upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.

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Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations.  We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.


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