The UMBC Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Prof. Aaron T. Smith (https://sites.google.com/a/umbc.edu/smithlab/home). The successful candidate for this position will focus on studying the structural and molecular underpinnings of pathogenic iron acquisition accomplished by bacterial soluble and membrane proteins.
Candidates should have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and protein expression and purification. Prior research experience in X-ray crystallography and/or membrane proteins is desirable but not required. Candidates should also have strong communication skills, the ability to conduct research, to prepare manuscripts and presentations independently, and the ability and willingness to work with graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory.
Interested applicants who have (or are anticipated to have) a PhD in biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics or a closely related discipline should send a short cover letter describing their research interests and motivation for joining the lab, Curriculum vitae, and contact information of three referees to Dr. Aaron T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of application materials will begin August 01, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities and other traditionally under-represented groups in the sciences are especially encouraged.