Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Biophysics/Structural Biology at UT Austin Chemistry

Job Number: 66675

Location: Austin, US

Job Description

Postdoctoral positions in Biophysics/Biochemistry/Structural Biology at The University of Texas at Austin

Job Description:

The laboratory of Professor Yi-Chih Lin in the Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, seeks to fill three postdoctoral research positions in the fields of Biophysics/Biochemistry/Structural Biology.

The candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary environment at the intersection of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering, using cutting-edge high-speed atomic force microscopy (HS-AFM). HS-AFM technique is one of the leading-edge structural imaging tools that allows seeing the structural dynamics of proteins in action in closed-to-native environments. Three highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellows are sought to join our ongoing research efforts in these projects:

(1)   The real-time structural and functional dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein and its interactions with binding partners.

(2)   The structural and functional characterization of Human Glycine Receptors, ligand-gated chloride ion channels.

(3)   Novel HS-AFM developments: correlative HS-AFM and fluorescence images in cellular mechanics, new mechanical mapping modality, and novel feedback electronics

Successful candidates will receive training in state-of-the-art HS-AFM, latest AFM methods, advanced image processing and data analysis techniques, and protein reconstitution. Salary will merit NIH fellowship and training stipend levels


Minimum Qualifications: The applicant must have recently received, or be scheduled to receive, a Ph.D. in an area broadly relevant to our research program by the time employment starts, such as a Ph.D. in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or related fields.

Advantageous Qualifications: Experience with one or more of the following techniques would be preferred: atomic force microscopy, cell culture, cloning, membrane protein expression and purification, quantitative image analysis, single-molecule microscopy/spectroscopy, instrumental development and/or computer programming (Matlab, Python, or similar). Knowledge in cell biology, neurobiology, immunology, cancer biology, or RNA biology would be a plus.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified applicants must submit applications electronically to include a cover letter describing your background, prior training, and research interests, as well as a CV which includes a list of publications. The application should be sent to [Please click the Apply button for the link or address]. Following a screening of these initial application materials, appropriate candidates will be contacted by email for letters of reference. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Application Deadline: 2024-03-29


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