Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

PostDoctoral Position in Structural Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, United States
Application deadline: 28 Feb 2019

An immediate opening for a talented, highly motivated postdoctoral scholar is available in the Prof Yury Polikanov laboratory at the University of Illinois located in downtown Chicago, IL (USA)

 to study the structure and function of the ribosome. The research in their laboratory is focused on understanding basic principles of protein synthesis in bacteria, the modes of action of ribosome-targeting antibiotics, and mechanisms of drug resistance at a structural level. The successful candidate will be specifically involved in determination of high-resolution structures of ribosome functional complexes using macromolecular X-ray crystallography techniques.

Basic qualifications: 

  • PhD in chemistry, biochemistry
    or a related field;
  • Practical skills in molecular biology, protein expression, purification, and various biochemical techniques;
  • Experience in structural biology (cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography);

The successful candidate is also expected to:

  • Drive forward the projects;
  • Act independently or semi-independently in terms of planning and executing the experiments;
  • Compile, analyze, and prepare data for publications;
  • Assist with training of graduate and undergraduate students.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send their CV along with a cover letter briefly describing their research accomplishments, current research interests and contact information for three references directly to Dr. Yury Polikanov,

Chicago, United States

PostDoctoral Position in Structural Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)