Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking outstanding applicants for tenure-track faculty, postdoctoral fellow and research assistant positions in the Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has an outstanding faculty, a long tradition of excellence in research and education and is housed in the state-of-the-art Doisy Research Center completed in 2007. Please see below for more details and the links to apply for these positions.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages nominations and applications of women and minorities.

Faculty positions

Assistant Professor - Tenure-track

The Department of Biochemistry is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department, founded by Nobel Laureate Edward A. Doisy, is increasing the number of faculty, among other endeavors, to celebrate its forthcoming centennial in 2024. An outstanding track record of training and scholarly work in structural or molecular biology is strongly preferred.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of future research plans with a detailed 3-year budget and addresses of three references to the SLU Jobs site, job #2021-02444.

Postdoctoral positions

Postdoctoral Position - Antony Lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Edwin Antony, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry, to study the mechanism of action of enzymes that function in DNA repair and recombination. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, or molecular biophysics with a background in single-molecule biophysics, molecular biology and biochemistry of protein-nucleic acid and protein-protein interactions. The Fellow will maintain the new TIRF microscope, designing experiments, interpreting results, writing manuscripts and training graduate students in TIRF microscopy. Compensation will be based on experience, according to the NIH pay scale. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae to Requisiton #2021-04160.

Postdoctoral Position - Ayala Lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Yuna Ayala, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry, to study the role of RNA metabolism in neurodegeneration. Successful candidates should be self-motivated and have a recent Ph.D. in life sciences with solid expertise in protein expression and protein biochemistry and/or cell biology. Competitive candidates will have previous experience in the fields of RNA processing and nucleic acid-binding proteins, and a a strong track record of creativity and productivity. NIH standards will be used in setting the pay scale. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae to Requisiton #2022-04259.

Postdoctoral Position - Baldán Lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Ángel Baldán, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, to study lipid/sterol metabolism, ncRNAs, RNA-seq, and/or molecular mechanisms of diet-induced diseases (CVD, NAFLD, obesity). Successful candidates should be independent and motivated with a recent Ph.D. and solid expertise in molecular and cell biology. Competitive candidates will have two or more first author publications and be experienced and comfortable working with mice. Research experience with bioinformatics and/or next-generation sequencing is preferred but not required. NIH standards will be used in setting the pay scale. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae to Requisiton #2021-02914.

Postdoctoral Position - Dai Lab

A postdoctoral position will be available soon in the laboratory of Gabriel Dai, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry (starting April 2022) to study the fundamental mechanism of ion channels in excitable membranes. Successful candidates should be independent and motivated with a recent Ph.D. and a strong background in biophysics and biochemistry. Competitive candidates will have experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology or molecular cloning. NIH standards will be used in setting the pay scale. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application, and current curriculum vitae to Requisition #2022-04634.

Postdoctoral Position - Di Cera Lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Enrico Di Cera, M.D., Professor and Chair of Biochemistry, to study structural enzymology of prothrombin, protein C, and other coagulation factors. Successful training in biophysical methods (rapid kinetics and smFRET) and/or structural biology (X-ray crystallography, NMR, cryo-EM) is required. NIH standards will be used in setting the pay scale. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae to Requisiton #2020-01666.

Postdoctoral Position - McCommis Lab

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Kyle McCommis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, to study mitochondrial metabolism in the pathogenesis and treatment of metabolic diseases such as heart failure and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Successful candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in a life sciences-related field, with research experience in molecular biology and/or animal physiology. Applicants should be highly motivated, be able to think critically, and demonstrate productivity throughout previous research experiences. NIH standards will be used in setting the pay scale. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae to Requisiton #2020-00639.

Postdoctoral Position - Pozzi Lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Nicola Pozzi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry, to study the structural determinants underlying antigen-antibody recognition in the autoimmune disorder known as Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). Successful candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in structural biology or a related discipline. NIH standards will be used in setting the pay scale. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae to Requisiton #2020-00110.

Research positions

Research Assistant Position - Dastvan Lab

A Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Biochemistry in the lab of Reza Dastvan, Ph.D.. This position will support projects to study the mechanistic principles of membrane transport and kinase release in neoplastic and neurodegenerative diseases. The Research Assistant will, under general direction, perform moderately complex experiments following established protocols and will also assist others in the lab. The successful candidate should have a B.S. or M.S. degree in molecular & cell biology, biochemistry, or biophysics, or a related field. Practical experience in mammalian/insect cell culture protein expression is preferred. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current resume to Requisiton #2022-04388.

Research Assistant Position - Di Cera Lab

A Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Biochemistry in the lab of Enrico Di Cera, M.D. This position will support projects involving prothrombin activation. Additional responsibilities will be developing and running experiments involving structural determinants of prothrombin activation and molecular mechanisms of protein C activation. The Research Assistant will, under general direction, perform moderately complex experiments following established protocols and will also assist others in the lab. The successful candidate should have a B.S. or M.S. degree in molecular & cell biology, biochemistry, or biophysics, or a related field. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current resume to Requisiton #2022-00448.

Research Scientist Position - Di Cera Lab

A Research Scientist position is available in the Department of Biochemistry in the lab of Enrico Di Cera, M.D. This position will support projects involving the structural enzymology of prothrombin and protein C. Additional responsibilities include the production of recombinant proteins and preparation of samples for X-ray and cryo-EM data acquisition. The Research Scientist will plan and execute experiments, perform data analysis, develop new protocols, and maintain accurate and complete lab records. Practical experience of protein chemistry, protein expression, enzymology, X-ray and cryo-EM is a plus. The successful candidate should have an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in molecular & cell biology, biochemistry, or biophysics, or a related field with at least 3 years of experience. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current resume to Requisiton #2022-04688.

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