Employment




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 several NMR instruments ranging in field strength from 14.1 to 21.1 Tesla, two FR-E X-ray generators with four detectors including CCD and image plates, and FEI Polara and Tecnai T20F cryo-electron microscopes. 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:

Dean Duncan 
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Structural Biology

1050 Biomedical Science Tower 3
3501 5th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA.