Lab Openings

Postdoctoral Positions for Biochemist in Neurobiology Drug Discovery

Postdoctoral positions are now available at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to study biochemical mechanisms critical to cognition, mental illness, and neuronal injury.  Applicants are expected to have a strong background in protein biochemistry including expression/purification of recombinant proteins from eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems, affinity and ion exchange chromatography.

Successful candidates will work independently on novel synaptic intracellular signal transduction mechanisms recently identified as a new class of targets for therapeutic drug development. The scientist will further characterize and validate the target mechanisms and develop in vitro and in vivo assays for drug discovery. The mechanisms of interest involve protein phosphorylation/dephosphorylation, protein degradation, trafficking, and second messenger regulation. The progress of the project will be actively supported by our multidisciplinary team including pharmacologists, neurophysiologists, cellular and molecular neuroscientists, neuropathologists, and animal behavioralists. For a description of the laboratory and ongoing projects, explore this web site


Enthusiastic applicants with a recent Ph.D. and experience in protein biochemisty and neurobiology are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their C.V. and 3 references to Dr. James Bibb,  UT Southwestern features a large clinical and scientific neuroscience community with a world-renowned faculty, and has state-of-the-art research facilities. UT Southwestern is an equal opportunity employer.