Employment Opportunities in SCSB

Faculty Positions


Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Postdoc position openings in these research groups:

  • Prof. B. M. Pettitt
  • A Postdoctoral position is available in Dr. B. M. Pettitt's laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch. The postdoctoral fellow will use theoretical and computational techniques to investigate the behavior of proteins and nucleic acids in complex biological fluids (for more details and relevant publications see Pettitt Lab) Scientists who will complete their PhD program by the agreeded upon start date or have obtained their PhD in the last 3 years are eligible for this position.

    Interested parties should contact Dr. B. M. Pettitt via e-mail at mpettitt@utmb.edu.

  • Prof. J. Iwahara
  • A Postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Junji Iwahara's laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch to participate in the NIH-funded project on DNA scanning by zinc-finger proteins. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in our biophysical and biochemical research on kinetics and structural dynamics of protein-DNA interactions (for more details and relevant publications see Iwahara Lab) Eligible for this position are scientists in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or biophysics who have obtained their PhD in the last 3 years or will obtain their degree by the expected start date. Those keen to learn biophysical skills are especially encouraged to apply. An ideal start date for this position would be August 01, 2015, but it is negotiable.

    Interested parties should contact Dr. Junji Iwahara via e-mail at juiwahar@utmb.edu.

  • Prof. K. H. Choi
  • Postdoctoral positions in structural biology are available in Dr. Kay Choi's laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch to participate in NIH-funded projects. We use a combination of X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, and biochemistry to investigate the structure and mechanism of viral macromolecular complexes. Experience in either X-ray crystallography or cryo-electron microscopy is required.

    The X-ray crystallography resources include two X-ray area detector systems, a Phoenix crystallization robot, a Minstrel crystal imaging robot, and an Alchemist liquid handling robot. The cryo-EM facility includes two JOEL 200 keV cryo-EM microscopes for high-resolution imaging work, an FEI vitrobot, and a BSL-3 room for viral and pathogen work.

    Interested parties should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and a list of 2-3 references to Dr. Kay Choi via e-mail at kychoi@utmb.edu.

  • Prof. R. G. Sadygov
  • Bioinformatics/computational proteomics post-doctoral position is available in Dr. Rovshan Sadygov's laboratory, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX). The initial appointment is for two years, with a possibility of an extension.

    The research project focuses on determining in vivo protein turnover rates from high throughput proteomics experiments using heavy water labeling time course data. Stochastic modeling is used to extract the protein turnover rate from the deuterium incorporation and isotopomer distributions of peptides. The methods are applied to study proteome dynamics in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Expected qualifications include a Ph.D. in quantitative sciences; Experience in analytical and quantitative methods,including deterministic and stochastic techniques, probability theory, and signal processing; Proficiency in a programming language (preferably C/C++) is required; Experience in using software packages such as Matlab and statistical data analysis using R. Excellent skills in communication, review of scientific literature and scientific writing are desirable. Working knowledge of the biology and experience in analyzing mass spectrometry data are expected.

    A rich environment for computational science is available, including joint affiliation with the Bioinformatics Program, the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics, the Gulf Coast Consortium in Bioinformatics, the Joint UTMB/UT-Houston Center in health informatics, and postgraduate education in computational biology.

    Interested parties should send a CV, a brief cover letter, and the names of 3 references to Dr. Rovshan G. Sadygov via e-mail at rgsadygo@utmb.edu.

  • Positions are available at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) located in the greater Houston area in the research team of Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko.


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