Postdoctoral Fellow – Membrane Protein Structural Biology – Opportunities at Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA – USA.

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  • Post Date: October 18, 2021
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Postdoctoral Fellow – Membrane Protein Structural Biology

Protein Structure & Function - Taylor – University of Copenhagen

Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The School of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry invites you to apply for our postdoctoral fellow position! The incumbent will be responsible for producing high-quality membrane protein samples to enable structural and functional characterization. The successful candidate will work closely with a highly collaborative group of scientists whose expertise includes organic synthesis, protein production and characterization, mammalian cell culture technology, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM).

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU
  • Ph.D. in structural biology, biochemistry, or other equivalent fields with substantial experience in protein biochemistry, yeast or mammalian cell culture technology, X-ray Crystallography, or single-particle cryo-EM
  • Hands-on experience optimizing the production of challenging proteins for structural studies.
  • Experience characterizing proteins using analytical biochemical and biophysical methods is preferred.
  • Proficient in structure determination using X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • A drive to succeed in challenging research projects that aim to explore the structural basis of membrane protein activity is essential

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A proven track record in optimizing the expression and purification of challenging proteins
  • Proficiency in X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM methods is strongly preferred

Required Application Materials:

For immediate consideration, email the following documents to Dr. Youzhong Guo (
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) A minimum of two reference letters


Salary Range: minimum of $47,476

Position Details:

Department: School of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Employment Type: PD – Post Doc
Restricted Status:
FTE: 1
Exemption Status: Exempt





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