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[ccp4bb] Research Scientist position at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas

Research Scientist position at UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX


Job Summary: 

The laboratory of Dr. Yogesh Gupta (http://ccri.uthscsa.edu/YGupta.html) at Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, University of Texas Health at San Antonio, TX is seeking an enthusiastic scientist to study structure and function of protein-nucleic acid complexes.


Job Duties: 

1. Express human proteins with relevance to cancer from bacterial, insect, and mammalian cells. Scale up the culture volume to produce these potential drug targets and perform their biochemical characterization by various cell enzymatic assays. Perform co-crystallization and determine the structures of protein-nucleic acid complexes using X-ray crystallography and other biophysical methods.


2. Develop, design, and perform cancer cell biology experiments using cell imaging, tissue culture, FACS, mice, Cas/CRISPR knock out methods to characterize new signaling pathways. Perform data analysis and interpret results. Review progress and present results regularly to PI. 

3. Assist PI in preparation of research reports, manuscripts, papers and grant proposals for presentation and publication. Research current scientific literature for novel or improved research protocols; work closely with the PI, other lab staff concerning scientific, research and administrative matters


Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in cell biology, cancer biology, biochemistry/structural biology with relevant experience in cancer cell models, pathways and drug discovery.


Salary is competitive. San Antonio offers affordable cost of living and there is no state income tax in Texas.


Submit your application to




The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute is a unique specialized cancer research center focusing on basic and translational research in childhood cancer and occupies a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. foot research facility on the university’s Greehey Academic and Research Campus.


San Antonio is the nation’s seventh largest city and is located at the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill County. San Antonio offers a rich, multi-cultural community, affordable cost of living, excellent weather and a thriving biomedical industry.


All Postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

Yogesh Gupta, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Structural Biology
PI, Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute
University of Texas Health Science Center
8403 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas
, USA 78229

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