Post-Doctoral Fellow

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusPost-Doctoral FellowZheng Laboratory

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds

Nature of Work, Research ProjectOur laboratory works on molecular mechanisms of membrane proteins and membrane protein complexes. To do that, we use a multidisciplinary approach, including state-of-art cryo electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography and other biophysical and biochemical methods. Professional Field Molecular Biology Biochemistry & Biophysics

Job Description

We are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow. The successful candidate will join an energetic group investigating the structural and functional mechanism of various disease­related membrane proteins and protein complexes. The candidate will work on an exciting project about a new type of siderophore ABC importer from uropathogenic E. coli ( and its close homologs. The candidate is expected to be able to perform structural biology related experiments, as well as good at both oral and written communications.

Job Duties

The postdoc candidate will conduct research using biochemistry, structural biology, and molecular biology approaches.

 The candidate will also assist in the preparation of manuscripts to publish their work, the preparation of grant applications, both internal and external, and the preparation of scientific data for presentation at various meetings and conferences. 

Supervision Received

This position is supervised by Hongjin Zheng, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.

Supervision Exercised


Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications
    Doctoral Degree in Chemistry or related Biological Sciences
Desired Qualifications
    Any experience with cryo electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, as well as recombinant protein expression and purification would be beneficial. Strong aptitude for independent problem-solving Experience with protein expression and purification Excellent communication, oral, and written skills are necessaryThe candidate should be eager to learn new skills that comprise our integrative approach.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 


Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 30, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 10/31/2020
Application Due: 1/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time