Multiple PhD , Postdoc and Tenure track scientist positions are listed below in the field of chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, structural biology, microbiology, nutrient signaling pathways in cancer and diabetes, including autophagy and O-GlcNACylation, using crystallography, synthetic chemistry, and cell biology, medicinal chemistry, biology, drug metabolism and clinical specialists.

See the application procedure and other details for the individual posts below:

Position 1: PostDoc University of Nebraska-Lincoln: We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a recent PhD degree in biochemistry, structural biology, microbiology or a related field to join Prof. Limei Zhang’s research team at the Dept. of Biochemistry and the Redox Biology Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA (http://biochem.unl.edu). The research in the Zhang Laboratory focuses on structure-mechanism relationships of metalloproteins involved in response to redox stress in bacterial pathogens. Multi-disciplinary approaches are used in the studies, including synchrotron-radiation-based X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, molecular biology and computational modeling. Experience in protein biochemistry, a demonstrated track record in conducting high quality research and a passion for learning new techniques are required. Experience in structural biology (X-ray crystallography or nuclear magnetic resonance) and molecular biology are highly desirable. The position offers competitive salary and benefits package.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in a vibrant and safe city offering outstanding and affordable quality of life, and numerous multi-cultural and entertainment benefits. The Redox Biology Center is organized as a broad-based interdisciplinary and multi-institutional entity involving researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and offers supportive and collaborative international environment as well as access to cutting edge proteomics, metabolomics, crystallography, and NMR facilities.
To apply for the position, please submit your curriculum vitae, the names and contacts of three references to limei.zhang@unl.edu.

Position 2: PostDoc Mount Sinai School of Medicine

A position is open in the Lazarus Lab at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Our group ( http://lazaruslab.org ) is a new lab studying important starvation and nutrient signaling pathways in cancer and diabetes, including autophagy and O-GlcNACylation, using crystallography, synthetic chemistry, and cell biology.

We’re looking for a motivated candidate interested in either of these areas with a strong background in crystallography, chemical biology, or biochemistry.

We’re in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics as well as Chemical and Structural Biology, and we’re located on the Upper East Side. The area is part of a great structural biology community and has easy access to the new NSLS II synchrotron.

To apply please send a C.V., a brief description of graduate research and future research interests, and contact information for three references to: michael.lazarus@mssm.edu


Position 3: Membrane Protein Scientist: PostDoc The Institute of Cancer Research
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FMedSci, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

The Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit, within the Division of Cancer Therapeutics, is a multidisciplinary ‘bench to bedside’ centre, comprising around 160 staff dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. The Cancer Therapeutics Unit’s exciting goal is to discover high quality small molecule drug candidates and to progress these to clinical trial. All the scientific disciplines are in place to make this possible, including medicinal chemistry, biology, drug metabolism and clinical specialists who focus on new molecular targets emerging from human genome and ground breaking cell biology research.

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr Rob van Montfort’s Hit Discovery and Structural Design Team within the CTU (Ref. 1532662). The Post-doc will be involved in high-throughput X-ray crystallography, fragment-based screening and structure-based drug design and will be responsible for crystallisation, structure determination and structural analysis of protein-ligand complexes from one of the CTU’s drug discovery programmes.

The successful candidate will also be part of the Division of Structural Biology, in which the crystallographers in Dr van Montfort’s team are embedded, and will have access to state of the art crystallisation facilities, in-house X-ray sources and excellent access to synchrotrons.

The successful candidate will interact closely with the biology, computational chemistry and medicinal chemistry teams at the CTU, and will therefore be expected to work across the two sites in Chelsea, London and Sutton, Surrey. Applicants must have a PhD in a biological or physical science, and experience in macromolecular crystallography (to include protein biochemistry, protein crystallisation, & protein crystallography).

Experience in molecular biology, structure-based drug design, and/or biophysics will be an advantage. Starting salary will be in the range £33,740 to £36,285 p.a. inclusive (based on previous experience). Appointment will be on a fixed-term contract for 1 year and benefits from a contributory defined benefit pension scheme and generous leave entitlement.

Further information about these positions can be found in the full job description at www.icr.ac.uk. Informal enquiries to rob.vanmontfort@icr.ac.uk – but applications must be submitted on-line (www.icr.ac.uk). Closing date is February 5th.


Position 4: Membrane Protein Scientist

Discovery from Charles River provides a full suite of drug discovery services from target discovery through to the delivery of clinical candidates to a broad range of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Charles River is a leader in complex biological assays, high throughput screening and integrated drug discovery approaches to develop novel drugs.

As part of the continued growth of our Structural Biology group, we have an exciting new opportunity for a talented and highly motivated Membrane Protein Scientist to develop and expand our existing expertise in the challenging area of membrane structures, including ion channels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing our core facilities to carry out structural and functional investigation of membrane proteins.

The Discovery research portfolio covers a broad range of biological target classes, with industry-leading expertise to match. The application of structural and biophysics technologies to ion channels will further contribute to our leadership in ion channel platforms and drug discovery.

The successful candidate is likely to possess:
• Proven experience in in large-scale membrane protein production suitable for structural studies.
• Experience in membrane proteins and membrane protein complexes as well as in biological crystallography and synchrotron data collection.
• Substantial experience in protein expression, specifically in Baculovirus insect cell expression or mammalian cell expression, e.g. HEK293 cells, membrane protein purification and protein crystallography.
• Proficiency in troubleshooting and optimization of cloning, overexpression and reconstitution of membrane protein protocols.
• Demonstrated success in the crystallization and structure determination of integral membrane proteins, such as GPCRs and ion channels.
• A PhD in molecular biology, biophysics, structural biology or other related biological area.
• A good publication record.
• Willingness to travel.

We are seeking suitably qualified individuals who meet the criteria listed above. You will have excellent communication and presentation skills, be highly motivated and have the ability to work well under pressure to meet critical timelines.

If your qualifications match those listed above and you are interested in joining our entrepreneurial team please do not contact me directly but register your CV and a brief description of your research interests through our website (Job ID 151975, http://jobs.criver.com).
You must have the right to work for any company in the UK.

From early discovery research to IND-enabling studies, Discovery from Charles River provides the innovation, flexibility, and efficiency our clients need in a preclinical CRO partner. Our unique combination of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary drug discovery expertise, encompassing targets, platforms and therapeutic areas, allows us to deliver robust science, insight and data that is trusted to progress our partners’ drug discovery programs, at any point along the way.


Position 5: Tenure Track Position Charles Sturt University
Postdoctoral Position in Structure and Folding of Membrane Proteins

A NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in the Valiyaveetil group at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. The Valiyaveetil group investigates the structure and function of ion channels and transporters using a combination of unnatural amino acid mutagenesis, electrophysiology and x-ray crystallography. See references (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 110, 17886, 2013; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 110, 15698, 2013; Biochem. 54, 1694, 2015) for examples of recent research from the lab. The group is a part of the Program in Chemical Biology in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

The NIH funded position is to investigate the structure and folding of membrane proteins using unnatural mutagenesis along with structural and spectroscopic approaches. The position is suitable for a highly motivated candidate with a recent (less than 1 year) Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics or a related discipline. Prior experience in protein folding or structural studies using X-ray crystallography or NMR will be a great asset. The position provides the candidate with a unique opportunity to enhance their skill set with membrane protein biochemistry, crystallography and techniques for unnatural amino acid mutagenesis.

The Valiyaveetil lab is well equipped to carry out structural and functional studies of ion channels and transporters. OHSU provides an excellent scientific environment. Portland is consistently rated as one of the most livable cities in the US.

To apply send CV, a 1-2 page description of graduate research and future research plans along with contact information for three references by email to: valiyave@ohsu.edu

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.


Position 6: Tenure Track Position Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University is looking to appoint a crystallographer who can also teach hematology at an undergraduate level. The position will be full time and permanent, and may be an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic postdoc to establish a research group.

Some information regarding the environment can be found at http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/science/biomed

We have regular access to the Australian synchrotron, and all equipment is available for recombinant protein expression, purification, and crystallisation.

Please forward any enquiries to jforwood@csu.edu.au


Position 7: Research Associate Bacteriology/Biochemistry
Section of Structural Biology
Division of Experimental Medicine
Department of Medicine
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE in BACTERIOLOGY/BIOCHEMISTRY
Salary range: £33,860 – £42,830 per annum
Full-time, fixed term for up to 3 years from 01 April 2016
South Kensington Campus

We wish to recruit a Research Associate to work in the research group of Professor Dale Wigley (www.imperial.ac.uk/arc/research-areas/structural-biology/professor-dale-wigley), in the Section of Structural Biology, Department of Medicine, at our South Kensington Campus. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of international researchers investigating the structures and mechanisms of key complexes in bacterial DNA repair and antibiotic development. We combine structural biology techniques with bacteriology and biochemistry to understand molecular mechanisms of antibiotic action and resistance.

You must hold a PhD, or equivalent, in bacteriology or biochemistry and have a demonstrated track record in conducting high quality original research. Knowledge at postgraduate level in bacteriology and biochemistry is essential and experience in protein expression and purification is desirable.
For informal enquiries please contact Professor Dale Wigley d.wigley@imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number HM2015247.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Fern Whyte at f.whyte@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form.

Closing Date: Sunday 24th January 2016 (Midnight GMT)

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


Position 8: Research Associate Biochemistry/Structural Biology
Section of Structural Biology ,
Division of Experimental Medicine ,
Department of Medicine ,
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE in BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY
Salary range: £33,860 – £42,830 per annum
Full-time, fixed term for up to 3 years from 01 April 2016
South Kensington Campus

We wish to recruit a Research Associate to work in the research group of Professor Dale Wigley (www.imperial.ac.uk/arc/research-areas/structural-biology/professor-dale-wigley), in the Section of Structural Biology, Department of Medicine, at our South Kensington Campus. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of international researchers investigating the structures and mechanisms of key complexes in bacterial DNA repair and antibiotic development. We employ a combination of biochemistry, X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy techniques, utilising our excellent protein production and structural biology facilities at Imperial.

You must hold a PhD, or equivalent, in biochemistry, structural biology or relevant discipline and have a demonstrated track record in conducting high quality original research. Knowledge at postgraduate level in protein biochemistry and structural biology is essential and experience in protein expression and purification is desirable.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Dale Wigley d.wigley@imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number HM2015246

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Fern Whyte at f.whyte@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form.

Closing Date: Sunday 24th January 2016 (Midnight GMT)

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


Position 9: PhD Position Queen Mary University

We are currently looking for a highly motivated PhD. student for our newly established group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Queen Mary University of London, UK. Our work involves biochemical and structural studies on mechanisms of bacterial secretion with relevance to bacterial biofilm formation and virulence related to disease. The PhD project will comprise biochemical and structural studies on the type II secretion system (for further information see http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=70512&LID=1316). We offer excellent research opportunities and a stimulating environment for research in structural biology.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated student with a strong interest in structural biology and prior experience in protein biochemistry. Additional experience in molecular biology, protein crystallisation and/or NMR would be an asset.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. James Garnett (j.garnett@qmul.ac.uk). Applications should be submitted online (https://mysis.qmul.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=RFQM-F1ZF-09&code2=0007&code3=GUEST) and further details of the application process can be found here: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/How%20to%20apply/The%20application%20process/index.html


Position 10: Postdoctoral Fellow Position Available – PostDoc Univ of Chicago / Northwestern Univ

A joint postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Heather Pinkett (Dept. of Molecular Biosciences) at Northwestern University and Dr. Howard Shuman (Dept. of Microbiology) at University of Chicago available starting March 2016.

The candidate will be a part of a collaborative research team at The University of Chicago and Northwestern University, engineering new methods to study dynamic functional properties of protein complexes. We use a combination of microbiology, x-ray crystallography and biochemistry to study protein structure and function. Our labs are equipped with state-of-the art facilities for molecular biology, protein biochemistry and structure determination. We also have access to nearby Argonne National Labs (APS).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular or Cell Biology, or a related field with expertise in cloning, protein expression and protein purification. Candidates with additional experience in crystallization and structure determination preferred.

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to h-pinkett@northwestern.edu OR hashuman@uchicago.edu. Received applications will be reviewed immediately.


Position 11: PostDoc Protein Chemistry/Structural Biology
Institution Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) is a 440,000-square-foot research enterprise for Houston Methodist Hospital and is affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. HMRI facility is a vertically integrated state-of-the-art laboratory for basic, translational and clinical research where translational researchers and physician scientists bring ideas to clinical applications. It is located at the center of Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. The institution is surrounded by other wellreputed institutions such as Baylor College of Medicine, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Rice University, and University of Texas  Health Sciences center.

Laboratory
We are seeking a structural biologist/biochemist to join the group of Muthiah Kumaraswami in the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine. We employ a multidisciplinary approach to dissect the mechanisms of bacterial signaling pathways and understand the implications of such signaling pathways in the bacterial pathogenesis. We use a variety of genetic, biochemical, biophysical, structural, and mouse infection methods to identify the novel cellular processes with the long-term goal of targeting these processes for antibiotic development. Some of the key areas we are currently investigating include the bacterial communication system, and the bacterial sensory system for metal and carbohydrate acquisition. The group uses a wide range of techniques that include X-ray crystallography, SAXS, bacterial genetics, biochemical and transcriptome methods, and animal infection studies.

Qualifications and Experience
Qualified candidates will have (or be about to obtain) a Ph.D. degree. The candidate is expected to have experience in protein
chemistry and crystallography. Ideally, the candidate will be familiar with biochemical techniques and analyses. The ability to work in a team, good organizational and communication skills in English as well as initiative, flexibility and good learning ability are also desired. Applicants should send a CV with a description of current and future research interests, representative pdfs of publications, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references to: mkumaraswami@houstonmethodist.org


Position 12: Scientist 1, Structural Biology Plexxikon Inc.

Plexxikon is a leader in the discovery and development of novel, small molecule pharmaceuticals. The company has utilized its proprietary discovery platform to successfully develop a portfolio of competitively differentiated clinical and preclinical stage programs in a number of therapeutic areas. Plexxikon’s most advanced program, Zelboraf® (vemurafenib, and formerly known as PLX4032), was approved by the FDA in 2011 and is approved in over 60 countries worldwide. Plexxikon’s demonstrated capability in discovery and early development uniquely positions the company to develop multiple commercial franchises for different therapeutic indications, and create significant value for Plexxikon and its collaborators.

Plexxikon’s novel discovery approach, combined with an experienced management and scientific team, a broad network of scientific and clinical experts, and partnerships that support later stage development, have been key drivers of the company’s success since it began operations in 2001. In April 2011, Plexxikon became a member of the Daiichi Sankyo Group, and continues to build its broad and diverse pipeline and R&D operations independently.

Plexxikon is a small business with less than 75 employees and this position will be a critical member of the Structural Biology team reporting to an experienced scientist. This is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in structure-guided drug discovery in a successful biotech company.

For job responsibilities and Position requirements, please see the following website.

http://careers.jobscore.com/jobs2/plexxikon/scientist-1-structural-biology/bcrJRgSYCr5zHPdG1ZS6tF?Board=CraigsList&PID=2606728

If you are interested, please directly apply through the above link.


Position 13: Post Doc harvard Medical School
A post-doctoral position is available to study the molecular mechanism for self vs. non-self discrimination by the immune system. We use a combination of structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology and virology to characterize structures and functions of key host molecules that recognize foreign molecules, in particular viral nucleic acids. We also investigate the pathogenesis mechanism by which these sensors trigger an aberrant immune response that leads to auto-inflammatory diseases. Recently, we have also begun our study on transcriptional regulation of the adaptive immune system, where we are looking to understand the molecular mechanism of a mega dalton size transcriptional regulators in the context of T cell development.

Applicants should have received a PhD and have a strong background in structural biology, biochemistry, immunology and/or virology. Computational background in bioinformatics analysis will be also considered.

Please send a cover letter, CV, names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Sun Hur at Sun.Hur@childrens.harvard.edu.

 

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