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Postdoctoral  Candidates

Postdoctoral Position in Membrane Transport

The laboratory is seeking a highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral fellow position in the field of protein structural biology. The individual will join a  research team studying the structure and function of ABC transporters.  Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art facilities for x-ray crystallography, cryo-EM and protein biochemistry research.  We are approximately an hour drive to Argonne National labs (APS).

An ideal applicant would be highly motivated with strong analytical skills and enjoy working independently as well as in a collaborative environment. A strong background in structural biology, protein expression and biochemistry is a plus.  The position requires a Ph.D. in a related field and less than one year of postdoctoral experience.

Applicants should email their CV and a summary of their research experience to Dr. Heather Pinkett (

Graduate Students

Current graduate students interested in discussing potential rotation projects should email Dr. Heather Pinkett



Undergraduates interested in an independent study or research opportunities

should send an e-mail to  Students are required to shadow a member

of the lab prior to signing up for an independent study.

Work-study Positions

JOB TITLE: Lab Aide 1
DEPARTMENT: Molecular Biosciences

Lab aide duties include: Media/solution preparation, dishwashing, autoclaving, preparing electrophoresis gels.


Must be an NU undergraduate student with a Federal Work-Study allotment for the academic year.

6 hours per week, 2 hour time blocks; basic (first-year) chemistry calculations and lab skills are essential. Previous experience is helpful, and morning work hours are preferred, but not required. For students who show promise, there is the potential to work on a research project.


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