University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Biological Sciences

Position ID:University of Illinois at Chicago-Department of Biological Sciences-POSTDOC [#13051]
Position Title: PostDoctoral Position in Structural Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60607, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Structural Biology / Crystallography
Biochemistry / X-ray crystallography
Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2018/12/25, listed until 2019/06/25)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

We have an immediate opening for a talented, highly motivated postdoctoral scholar in my laboratory at the University of Illinois located in downtown Chicago, IL (USA)
o study the structure and function of the ribosome (
The research in o
ur 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. The successful candidate will be specifically involved in determination of high-resolution structures of ribosome functional complexes using macromolecular X-ray crystallography techniques.

Basic qualifications: 
  • PhD in chemistry, biochemistry
    or a related field;
  • Practical skills in molecular biology, protein expression, purification, and various biochemical techniques;
  • Experience in structural biology (cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography);

The successful candidate is also expected to:

  • Drive forward the projects;
  • Act independently or semi-independently in terms of planning and executing the experiments;
  • Compile, analyze, and prepare data for publications;
  • Assist with training of graduate and undergraduate students.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send their CV along with a cover letter briefly describing their research accomplishments, current research interests and contact information for three references directly to Dr. Yury Polikanov,

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
900 South Ashland Avenue, MBRB 4170
Chicago, IL 60607

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