PostDoc in Structural Biology - Structural Studies of Ribosome Functional Complexes

в University of Illinois at Chicago
Город Чикаго, United States
Опубликовано 13.12.2017
Категория Биохимия
Тип вакансии PhD или аспирант
Адрес 900 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607


We have an open PostDoctoral position in my laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (

​ The research in our laboratory is focused on understanding basic principles of protein synthesis in bacteria, the modes of action of ribosome-targeting antibiotics, and mechanisms of drug resistance at a structural level. We use macromolecular X-ray crystallography approach to determine high-resolution structures of ribosome functional complexes.


The successful candidate should hold a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or related areas and experience in structural biology. The successful candidate should also have an excellent track record and experience in X-ray crystallography as well as in protein expression, purification, crystallization, data collection, structure determination, and model refinement. Advanced computer skills together with experience in complementary biochemical and biophysical techniques related to the studies of the 70S ribosome would be a benefit. Preference will be given to those who have a strong drive, motivation, and passion for discovery.
Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information for three references directly to Dr. Yury Polikanov (