Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Postdoctoral Position: Membrane Protein Structural Biology

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
Application deadline: 01 Oct 2020

A Postdoctoral position is available starting January 2021 in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California and is initially limited to 2 years, with possible extension.

The research group focuses on the structural biology of important membrane proteins, using single particle cryoEM and X-ray crystallography. We are working in close collaboration with the group of Prof. Vadim Cherezov (USC) on the structural biology of GPCRs. External collaborations include the group of Prof. Dirk Slotboom (Univ. of Groningen) and Prof. K. Chris Garcia (Stanford University).

USC has a suite of research facilities and is in the process of installing a new CryoEM center:
• Electron microscopy suite: Titan Krios with GIF Quantum energy filter and K3 detector, Glacios with Falcon 4 detector, Talos Arctica with CCD/side entry holder for NS and screening
• Core facility for insect- and mammalian cell expression
• High performance computing for data processing/analysis
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree with a solid background in structural biology and biophysics/biochemistry. Previous work with membrane proteins is a plus. A successful candidate is expected to be highly skilled and self-motivated and is willing to work in a collaborative environment. The Postdoctoral salary depends on qualifications and relevant experiences according to USC standards.

Interested candidates should apply directly with Cornelius Gati at Please attach a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, research statement, publication list and a reference letter. The deadline for the application is September 30th 2020.

For more information about the research group, see the Gati Lab website.

Los Angeles, United States

Postdoctoral Position: Membrane Protein Structural Biology