The Paz lab at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to study the function and structure of transport proteins. The position is fully funded, available immediately, and is based in Buffalo, NY. The successful candidate will contribute to a project aimed at elucidating the structural basis controlling the functions of medically relevant transporters 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 such as the National High-Throughput Crystallization Center and our Cryo-Electron Microscopy Center. 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 and understanding of molecular biology, protein production, purification, biochemistry, and structural determination.
    • A proven record of scientific productivity, demonstrated by high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.


Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. The compensation level for this full-time position is $56,484 and includes a generous benefits package. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to


HWI is a prominent independent center for structural biology research, with outstanding facilities, also managing the IMCA-CAT beamline 17-ID at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL. The Institute has strong ties with its neighbors at the Jacobs School of Medicine at University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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