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[ccp4bb] Research scientist/Lab Manager, Protein Evolution, University of Chicago

Research scientist/Lab manager in Protein Evolution, Thornton Lab, University of Chicago


We are seeking an experienced protein biochemist with interest in evolution, great experimental and people skills, and strong organizational ability. As a senior scientist in the lab, you will conduct independent research on the evolution of protein structure and function, help to coordinate the lab’s operations, and work closely with students, postdocs, and the PI to develop, perform, and interpret experiments and analyses.


A biochemist with expertise in structural biology would be perfect for this position. Experience in evolutionary biology is not required, but sincere interest in protein evolution is essential.  Our work focuses on the molecular and biochemical mechanisms by which ancient proteins evolved their present-day functions and physical properties.


The two scientists who have previously held this position in our lab had advanced degrees and prior experience as a postdoc or lab manager.  It’s a great stable position that allows you to do exciting science and play a key role in the lab’s culture. 

More information and application instructions can be found at http://tiny.cc/Thorntonlabmanager.


More information about the lab is at www.thorntonlab/org.


We are a highly collegial group that draws scientists and students from a variety of disciplines – evolution, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, computational biology, genetics, and more. The University of Chicago is a fantastic place to do science, especially at the interface of evolution and the molecular biosciences. Chicago is a great city rich in high and low culture; it is also a hipster heaven and, in the summer, a fun beach town.  People in the lab are fun, funny, interesting, and humane.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Joe Thornton