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A Post-Doctoral Associate position is available in the Liu lab at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) of the University of Maryland College Park in Rockville, MD. The research project focuses on the molecular understanding of chaperone-mediated protein folding and translocation using cryo-EM, biochemistry, and computational modeling.
The postdoc will carry out daily research tasks in the lab, including maintaining cell culture, protein expression, and purification, running biochemical/biophysical assays, protein structure determination with cryoEM, training undergraduate and graduate students, and writing research proposals and publications.
IBBR is a joint research enterprise of the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
 IBBR leverages state-of-art integrative methods for bioanalytical, biophysical and structural characterization of biomolecules: cryo-electron microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, x-ray crystallography, small angle neutron and x-ray scattering and mass spectrometry.
IBBR researchers seek to advance therapeutic development, biomanufacturing, and state-of-the-art measurement technologies, to support the accelerated delivery of safe and effective medicines to the public. IBBR is a major initiative and supported in part by the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State (MPower) , an initiative designed to achieve innovation and impact through collaboration.

POSTING DATE: 02/28/2023

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Best Consideration Date: 03/15/2023

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/104908



  • Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, structural biology, cell biology, physics, and chemistry.


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