[phenixbb] Post-Doctoral Position at the University of Illinois to Study Ribosome Structure

Yury Polikanov yuryp at uic.edu
Tue Feb 16 13:50:22 PST 2021

*Post-Doctoral Position in Structural Biology at the University of Illinois
at Chicago (UIC) to Study the Structure and Function of the Ribosome*

The Polikanov Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago (IL, USA) is
looking for a talented, skillful, and highly motivated researcher to fill
the available *NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Scholar *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 web-page (https://bios.uic.edu/bios/people/faculty/yury-
polikanov). The successful candidate will be involved in the determination
of high-resolution structures of ribosome functional complexes with various
protein translation factors, tRNAs, and antibiotics using macromolecular
X-ray crystallography and potentially cryo-EM techniques.

*Basic qualifications:*

   - PhD in chemistry, biochemistry
   or a related field;
   - Practical skills with the most standard methods currently used in
   molecular biology, and biochemistry (such as protein expression,
   - Experience in structural biology (X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM);
   - Experience in the RNA biology field is not required but highly desired;

*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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Interested candidates should apply by 04/16/2021 using
the following link:
or email directly to Dr. Polikanov - yuryp at uic.edu.
Please make sure to include CV, cover letter, and contact information for
three references. *For full consideration, in **the cover letter,
describe** how your previous
research accomplishments and scientific interests fit with the scope of the
research in the Polikanov research group.*

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

*Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to
approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon
the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and
other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position
being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks
and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.*

*The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to
disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment
and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding
findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information,
visit **https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899
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