Position in Structural Biology
An NIH-funded Post-doctoral fellowship position is available at the University of Texas (UTMB) located in the greater Houston area in the research team of Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko. We study the protein interaction network at synapses (the contact and communication point
between neurons in neural circuits), and processes that control synapse development. Many of our proteins of interest serve as potential novel therapeutic targets for neurological disorders. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and dynamicstructural biologist with experience in biochemistry, crystallography
and/or cryoEM who is interested in combining
the fields of structural biology and neuroscience.
Our laboratory is part of the endowed Sealy Center for Structural Biology
and Molecular Biophysics (SCSB). The SCSB provides access to
NMR, Biophysics, and Electron Microscopy facilities. Ample
access to synchrotron beam-time is coordinated through the SCSB. In
addition, a Titan Krios Cryo-TEM equipped with a state-of-the-art
direct electron detector has just been installed at UTMB (See SCSB Resources). Extensive career develop training
is also available including courses in scientific writing,
comprehensive grant writing and leadership skills.
work and general research interests from our group include:
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbi.2019.05.020 (Curr.
Opin. Struct. Biol.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2018.08.026 (J
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.06.009 (Neuron 2017)
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkx795 (Nucl. Acids Res. 2017)
Qualifications: Experience in protein crystallography, molecular biology,
bacterial/insect cell culture, protein purification, crystallization
and biophysical techniques. Good written and oral communication
skills in English. Ability and desire to work as part of a highly
motivated and collaborative team.
UTMB is part of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical
center located in greater Houston. UTMB has a research campus
situated on Galveston Island offering a pleasant subtropical climate
that is within commuting distance of Houston, the fourth largest city
in the United States and a leader in the arts, education, and health
apply, please e-mail the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: CV, contact information for three references (address, phone and
e-mail), a list of your experimental expertise and skills relevant to
this position. Visa sponsorship is available for non-US nationals.
You must have received you PhD degree to be eligible.
University of Texas is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action