Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics



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Nature of Work, Research Project

Our 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

Supervision Received

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

Supervision Exercised


Job Description

We are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow. The successful candidate will join a band-new energetic group investigating the structural and functional mechanism of various disease­ related 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.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range is  $53,760-$65,292. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience, as well as NIH Guidelines.  


The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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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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Office of Equity:

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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum 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.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    Strong aptitude for independent problem-solving, and experience with protein expression and purification.

    Excellent communication, oral, and written skills are necessary.

    The 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: Aug 26, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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