The Paz lab is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher, to study the function and structure of transport proteins. The position is fully funded by the NIH and available immediately. Although this position is fully funded, the successful candidate will be strongly encouraged to apply for independent funding.

The successful candidate will contribute to a project aimed at elucidating the structural basis of medically relevant transporter function using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and/or X-ray crystallography and various biochemical, biophysical, and functional tools. The candidate will also be responsible for interpreting and modeling the functional results and structures.

We offer a stimulating and collaborative research environment with access to state-of-the-art facilities that enable extensive structure/function studies. The candidate is expected to work independently, keep meticulous records, and will have the opportunity to present their research at national and international conferences and to interact with scientists from a variety of disciplines.


    • A Ph.D. in structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field.
    • Extensive experience in molecular biology, protein production, purification, and biochemistry.
    • Experience in protein structure determination.
    • A proven record of scientific productivity, demonstrated by high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.


To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. HWI provides a generous benefits package. HWI is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.


HWI is a prominent independent center for structural biology research, with outstanding facilities such as the National High-Throughput Crystallization Center, a cryo-EM Center, and managing the IMCA-CAT beamline 17-ID at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL.


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