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PD - Post Doctoral
Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia
Date Posted 09/21/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral
Position Number P00001
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Department Physiology & Biophysics
Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate
Campus MCV Campus
Position Type Post Doc
Normal work days
Normal work hours
Job Category Research
Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No
Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No
Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.
Sensitive Position No
Resource Critical No
Description of the Job

Title: Postdoctoral position in visualization of protein and subcellular structures using elecron microscopy.

The postdoctoral fellow will to carry out structural analysis of macromolecular complexes involved in calcium homeostasis using cryoEM and 3D reconstruction. A second project is the ultrastructural characterization of cardiac muscle tissue under physiological and pathophysiological conditions, using TEM thin sectioning and electron tomography. The postdoctoral fellow will form part of a multidisciplinary team that combines expertise in 3D structural biology, biochemistry, live cell imaging, electrophysiology, and cardiology.

Required Qualifications

The laboratory is fully equipped for all aspects of protein purification, tissue embedding, TEM, cryo-EM, and computing, and offers an excellent training program. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Computer Science, Physics, Biophysics, Structural Biology or a related field, and prior experience in protein (esp. membrane protein) purification, TEM, cryo-EM and/or 3D structural determination. Other desirable skills include knowledge in programming languages, and writing linux shell, Perl, and awk scripts.

Preferred Qualifications
Job Open Date 09/16/2020
Remove from posting on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

For more information on the laboratory’s research please visit:

Please e-mail a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact information of three referees to:

Montserrat Samso

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