Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Postdoctoral Positions in Molecular Mechanisms of Metabolic Diseases

Dallas, United States
Application deadline: 15 Jan 2021

A postdoctoral position in structural biology is available in the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Using forward genetics, the lab identifies many proteins and protein complexes that have novel functions in the immune system, metabolism, and the nervous system. Many of these proteins and protein complexes are involved in diseases including immune deficiency, autoimmunity, inflammatory bowel disease, and diabetes. They are interested in using structural biology to develop molecular mechanisms that describe how these proteins and protein complexes function in the context of live cells and mice.  UTSW-Medical Center is well equipped with state of the art instrumentation for protein biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology. This includes monthly access the Advanced Photo Source synchrotron beamline, in-house robotic systems for screening and optimizing crystals, various high strength NMR magnets equipped for solution state and solid state NMR, and cryo-electron microscopes supported by the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility at UTSW-Medical Center. For more details, please visit visit the lab website for more information.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D. and/or M.D.) or are scheduled to receive a doctoral degree very soon, and should be highly motivated. Successful candidates are expected to be highly motivated and well trained in protein biochemistry, or in structural biology using NMR, X-ray crystallography or cryoEM.


Information on our postdoctoral training program and benefits can be found in our Postdoc Handbook or via this website.


Interested individuals should send a cover letter explaining your current research interests with a description of why you are interested in the Beutler laboratory, a CV with links to your publications, and a list of three references with their current work address, title, email address, and phone number.


Please send this information with the subject line: NEW Postdoctoral Application in Structural Biology to:

Betsy Layton

Center Administrator UT Southwestern Medical Center 5323 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75390-8505


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Dallas, United States

Postdoctoral Positions in Molecular Mechanisms of Metabolic Diseases