Postdoctoral Research Associates
One postdoc position in protein design and engineering is immediately available at the Yang Zhang Lab, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan Medical School. The project involves functional protein design and protein engineering. Candidates will develop computational and biochemical methods to design new protein sequences of novel biological functions (e.g. enzyme activity, ligand binding, and protein-protein interactions). Special attentions will be paid to designing new proteins targeting pathways of various diseases including cancer and COVID-19. Candidates with wet-lab experience in protein design and protein engineering, protein purification and binding assay, structural biology (X-ray crystallography, NMR, Cryo-EM), and/or computational biology are encouraged to apply. Skills in computational programming are not required but will be a plus. Excellent interpersonal skill with motivation and ability to lead an independent biochemistry laboratory is essential. If you are interested in the position, please send your CV and a brief description of your research interest and research plan to Dr. Yang Zhang (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Postdoctoral Positions in Structural Bioinformatics
Highly motivated and creative postdoctoral candidates are sought to work at the Yang Zhang Lab, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan Medical School. Candidates, who are interested in protein folding and structure prediction, protein-protein interaction, and/or protein-ligand docking and drug screening, are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in developing new methods to integrate state-of-the-art structure prediction and deep machine-learning algorithms with Cryo-EM data for high-resolution protein complex structure determination. More details on our projects can be found at http://zhanglab.dcmb.med.umich.edu/research. Focus of our lab is more on new and creative algorithm developments rather than application of existing methods. Skill in computational coding and creativity in scientific method design are critical to the projects. To apply, please send your CV and a brief description of your research interest and plan to Dr. Yang Zhang (Email: email@example.com).
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