Postdoctoral Fellow - structural biology, single molecule

Staff Name: 
Kylie J. Walters, Ph.D.
Structural Biophysics Laboratory
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structural biology, single molecule, microscopy

Position Description: 

A postdoctoral fellow position is currently available in a research program focused on mechanisms of targeted protein degradation and quality control. The hired fellow will learn to apply and further develop innovative methods for defining structure/function relationships of molecular machines and signaling pathways.

Through the Structural Biophysics Laboratory, the fellow will have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and be located on the NCI campus in Frederick, Maryland. An overview of the section's research can be found at

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Experience Required: 

A Ph.D. in biophysics or related discipline with experience in structural biology or single molecule approaches. Candidates should have recently received their Ph.D. or expect to receive it in the near future.

Additional Information: 

The salary and benefits package is highly competitive and dependent on experience. Starting stipend for fellows with 0-1 years of experience is $55,700.

This position is located at CCR’s campus in Frederick, Maryland.  Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland but retains a “small town” feel, surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards, and a vibrant Main Street community.  It is less than an hour’s drive from the NIH main campus as well as the Appalachian Trail, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg. The city offers many outstanding schools, a balanced and thriving economy, and a highly educated workforce.

How To Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit their CV with research overview and a brief statement of their expectations to Dr. Kylie Walters at

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Kylie Walters
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