Postdoctoral Associate - Lin Lab

Updated: about 10 hours ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Primary Work Address: 929 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637

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The lab of Dr. Hening Lin at The University of Chicago in Chicago, IL is looking to add a dynamic, collaborative, and curious Postdoctoral Associate to their research community. The Lin lab is interested in enzymes that post-translationally modify proteins, including nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)-consuming enzymes, such as sirtuins and ADP-ribosyltransferases, and the ZDHHC family of palmitoyltransferases. Lin and his team combine organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and mouse genetics to discover new enzymatic activities and understand the physiological function of these enzymes. They specifically emphasize work on the regulation of the enzymes because such regulation often reveals key physiological functions, enabling the team to develop small molecule inhibitors as potential therapeutics for treating human diseases. More information can be found on the lab's website.

About the Role:

In this role, you will support the lab’s research focused on enzyme interaction with proteins, and the impact for different biological pathways. Through use of various techniques focused on immunology and inflammation coupled with basic molecular biology, you will have the opportunity to work with incredible researchers across a variety of specialties and applications. We are hoping to find someone who is exceptionally motivated, self-directed, and passionate about pushing the bounds of what we know of science.

What We Provide:

  • Diversity of training and exposure to different projects and types of science - including protein assays, enzymology, cell biology, immunology, use of animal models, and more

  • Experience with techniques frequently used in the Biotech and Big Pharma industries - with the opportunity to work on research focused on the basic understanding of science used to help develop pharmacological therapies

  • Exceptionally collaborative team who are invested in each other's success

What You Bring:

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Immunology, or a related field.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment.

  • Effective communication skills, self-motivation, and a strong work ethic.

  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail.

  • Proactive approach to research work with an eagerness to learn and grow.

  • Proficiency in computer programming and data analysis.

Applicants should submit both their curriculum vitae and a detailed statement on how their experience and interests relate to the lab’s work.

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.

Please Note:

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.

Compensation and Benefits

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Compensation Range

$70,000.00 (minimum) - $80,500.00 (midpoint) - $91,000.00 (maximum)

Pay Type:


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