Postdoctoral fellow (Protein Biochemistry)
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- Location: Houston, TX
- Job Number: 7083825
- Posting Date: Aug 25, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionA postdoctoral position newly funded by NIH is available in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Lei Zheng to study a phosphatase protein involved in metabolic regulation on bacterial cell membrane surface. The project includes structural and functional characterizations of the enzyme and its novel regulatory mechanism, and also its roles in bacterial antibiotic resistance using biochemical, structural biology, and microbiology approaches.
The ideal candidate should have a recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Microbiology with demonstrated experience in protein expression, purification, and characterization. The fellow will have an opportunity to learn structural biology approaches including X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM.
The laboratory is located in Texas Medical Center, the largest campus for medical research in the world, which provides outstanding environments and opportunities for academic development. Houston is a highly culture-diversified city with affordable living costs. Salary will be based on NIH standard and individual experience.
To apply, applicants should send their CV and the names of three references to Dr. Lei Zheng (firstname.lastname@example.org).