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Research Postdoctoral Scientist - Murali Lab - Structural Biology & Molecular Therapeutics

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The Murali Laboratory is seeking a Postdoc to join the team!

Research in the Murali Laboratory focuses on defining the molecular basis of drug resistance mechanisms and cancer metastasis, and on developing new targeted therapeutic drugs. To learn more about this exciting work, please visit

As a Postdoc, you will participate in basic science and drug discovery studies with immunology and cancer related targets. Responsibilities include gene cloning, protein expression and purification, functional assays, biophysical assays, and protein X-ray crystallography. 


Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals but is not responsible for generating grant funds
  • May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author 
  • Designs and performs experiments and keeps appropriate experimental records and documentation; analyzes the results with the Principal Investigator
  • May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data 
  • Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures
  • Operates and maintains equipment
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Educational Requirements:

  • Doctorate (PhD) in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, biophysics or related areas with experience in macromolecular X-ray crystallography


  • Experience in X-ray crystallography required 
  • Experience in biophysical techniques including SPR and MST is preferred
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment
  • Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment

  • Working Title: Research Postdoctoral Scientist - Murali Lab - Structural Biology & Molecular Therapeutics
  • Department: Home Dept-Fine
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic / Research
  • Job Specialty: Postdoctoral
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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