[phenixbb] NIH/NSF-Funded Visiting Research Specialist Position at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Yury Polikanov yuryp at uic.edu
Sun Jun 16 22:09:30 PDT 2019

NIH/NSF-Funded Visiting Research Specialist Position in Structural Biology
at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The Polikanov Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago (IL, USA)
is looking for talented, skillful, and highly motivated researchers to fill
the NIH/NSF-funded Visiting Research Specialist position to study the
structure and function of the bacterial ribosome.

The research in the Polikanov Laboratory is focused on understanding the
basic principles of protein synthesis in bacteria, the modes of action of
ribosome-targeting antibiotics, and the mechanisms of drug resistance at a
structural level. More information about Dr. Polikanov research can be
obtained from the most recent publications (
or found on the laboratory web-page (
The successful candidate will be involved in determination of
high-resolution structures of ribosome functional complexes with various
protein translation factors, tRNAs, and antibiotics using macromolecular
X-ray crystallography techniques.

Basic qualifications:

• BS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field is

• MS degree or higher is preferred;• Minimum of 3 years of laboratory
research experience is required;

• Strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology is required;

• Practical skills with the most standard methods currently used in
molecular biology, and biochemistry (such as protein expression,

• Experience in structural biology (cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography) is
not required but is highly desirable;

• Experience in RNA biology field is not required but is highly desirable;

The successful candidate is also expected to:

• Act independently in terms of planning and executing the experiments;

• Compile, analyze, and prepare data for publications;

• Assist with training of graduate and undergraduate students.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, cover letter, and contact
information for three references at
 by July 1, 2019. Cover letter should be describing how previous research
accomplishments and scientific interests of a candidate fit with the scope
of the research in the Polikanov Lab.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job
candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be
performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act

*Jacquelyn DeLaurentis*

*Human Resource Associate*

*Department of Biological Sciences*
*The University of Illinois at Chicago*

*845 W Taylor St. *
*3238 SES, MC 066*

*Chicago, IL 60607*

*(312) 996-2213*

*jdelaur at uic.edu <jdelaur at uic.edu>*

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