Postdoctoral Associate - Gonen Lab - Biochemistry

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime

Primary Work Address: 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1662

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We currently have an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Tamir Gonen at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Gonen lab works toward understanding how membrane proteins help cells maintain homeostasis. To that end, they study channels, transporters, and receptors structurally and functionally. There is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate to join the team in the lab to engage in projects in membrane biophysics and biochemistry. This position will require a driven, creative individual who has membrane protein purification and expression experience, is willing to tackle novel challenges, and continually work towards process improvement. Ideal candidates will also be incredibly organized, personable, able to work independently, and have a strong desire to work collaboratively in the lab. More information about the Gonen lab can be found here .


  • Ph.D. in structural biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline is required

  • Experience in biochemistry of membrane proteins is required

  • Experience with cryoEM and/or X-ray crystallography is required

  • Strong organizational and communication skills 

  • Highly self-motivated and able to work in a diverse laboratory environment 

  • Able to interact well with others and work as part of a team 

Physical Requirements: 


Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).  


Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis. 

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This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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