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[ccp4bb] Structural Biology Postdoctoral Position

Structural Biology Postdoc Position

 A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Gentry in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry and Center for Structural Biology in the College of Medicine at University of Kentucky. The successful candidate will carry out an independent project on the mechanisms of Lafora disease and neurodegeneration and/or proteins involved in reversible phosphorylation of plant starch using structural biology and biophysical techniques (SAXS, AUC, DXMS, etc.). The lab has a strong record of high impact papers with multiple recent publications in Molecular CellThe Plant Cell, and PNAS with funding from both the NIH and NSF. Applicants should have a strong background in molecular biology, protein purification, enzyme assays, and protein crystallography. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated individual with good communication skills, interest and experience in biochemistry/structural biology, a proven publication record, and the ability to work independently. The applicant must currently have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related field. Competitive salary will be based on qualifications. The project is funded through 2021. Email a single PDF containing a CV, 1-2 page summary of past research accomplishments, and contact information for three references to matthew.gentry@uky.edu with the subject heading “postdoc.” 

For a recent example of work from the lab, please see:


Additional information on the lab can be found at:



Matthew S. Gentry, Ph.D.
| Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry | University of Kentucky | 741 S. Limestone, BBSRB,  Room 177  Lexington KY  40536-0509 | Office: 859.323.8482 | Lab: 859.323.3289 | Fax: 859.323.5505