The Department of Structural Biology with state-of-the-art facilities in NMR, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy as well as extensive biochemical and biophysical instrumentation is part of The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The Department is housed in the Biomedical Science Tower-3 adjacent to existing departments in the School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh. We have established a program of exciting and high-quality research projects that are supported by our extensive technical resources including seven Bruker NMR spectrometers ranging from 600-900MHz (two fully dedicated to state-of-theart solid state experiments), two FR-E X-ray generators with four detectors including CCD and image plates, and three Thermo Fisher (FEI) microscopes – a Titan Krios 3Gi equipped with a Falcon 3ec direct electron detector; a TF20 equipped with a TVIPS XF416 camera and Gatan cryoholders; and a T12 equipped with Gatan US 1000 and Orius CCD cameras. Departmental resources also include molecular biology and protein chemistry Cores in addition to extensive genomic and proteomics capabilities within the Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh. Both physical proximity and scientific affinities between the Medical School, the University, and Carnegie Mellon University extends the already expansive scope of research being conducted at Pittsburgh. The city of Pittsburgh consistently ranks among the “Best Places to Live in America” and is one of the nation‘s top 25 arts destinations. The region is home to the Carnegie Museum of Art, Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Post-doctoral opportunities in various disciplines are available immediately for highly motivated and talented researchers with backgrounds or strong interests in experimental structural biology. Further information and links can be found from the Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology (MBSB) Graduate Program website. Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests and background, and the names and contact information of three references.
Applications should be sent to:
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Structural Biology
1050 Biomedical Science Tower 3
3501 5th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA.