Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Structural Bioinformatics & Biology

Molecular Evolution of Protein-Protein Interaction Sites in Chordates

An NIH-funded 2 year postdoc position is available immediately for a
collaborative project between the research groups of
• Dietlind Gerloff (Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution (FfAME), and
• David Liberles (University of Wyoming; Dept of Molecular Biology).

The position is ideally suited for researchers with interests and
experience in studying protein function computationally and
experimentally, from structural and evolutionary perspectives.

Our collaboration aims to cast new light on the adaptability of protein
interaction networks through detailed consideration of individual protein
families and interactions. The project will initially involve large-scale
computational comparative analysis of sequences in a protein structural
context using novel phylogenetic methods. The resulting data will serve to
predict evolutionary interesting changes in protein-protein interactions
between closely related species that will be validated computationally and

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree (preferably in
computational or experimental biology, biochemistry, or chemistry) and
demonstrated expertise in several of the relevant disciplines and skills
-       The field of molecular evolution, including statistical and modeling
-       Protein sequence analysis and structural bioinformatics, including force
-       Experimental molecular biology (preferably protein biochemistry)
-       Strong programming skills (perl, Python, C++)
-       Strong oral and written communication skills

The salary is negotiable depending upon experience. Prior postdoctoral
experience is a plus and will be reflected in the salary offer.

The researcher will be based at FfAME (Gainesville, FL) but spend part of
the 2 year research period at the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY), to
benefit maximally from this collaboration.

Evaluation of applications is ongoing (this position is being readvertised
after the PI relocated to FfAME). Candidates should preferably be able to
start as soon as possible (no later than within 3 months). The position
may be extended beyond 2 years if additional funding is available.

How To Apply:   To apply, send a cover letter that describes your
background, motivation, and interests accompanied by a full CV to and (applications should be sent to
both email addresses). Please also arrange to have 3 letters of
recommendation sent directly by the letter writer to the above email
addresses. Minority, female, and international applicants are encouraged
to apply and will be given full consideration.