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[ccp4bb] NIH-Funded Post-Doctoral Position at the University of Illinois to Study the Ribosome Structure

NIH-Funded 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 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/yury.polikanov.1/bibliography/50395623/public/?sort=date&direction=descending) 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_, purification);
  • Experience in structural biology (cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography);
  • Experience in RNA biology field is 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 send their CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references directly to Dr. Yury Polikanov at yuryp@uic.eduIn the cover letter, the applicant should describe how his/her previous research accomplishments and scientific interests fit with the scope of the research in the Polikanov research group.


Yury Polikanov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
900 South Ashland Avenue, MBRB 4170
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 1-312-413-2408 (Office)
Tel: 1-312-355-0463 (Laboratory)
Fax: 1-312-413-2691
E-mail: yuryp@uic.edu
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