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Mission

Our mission is to unlock the basic relationships between macromolecular sequence, structure and function, and to understand and treat disease. This mission is pursued through a three-fold strategy that involves:

  • conduct basic research in the fields of structural, physical, and quantitative biology;
  • train investigators in molecular biophysics, and structural and computational biology;
  • and partner with complementary research efforts on campus to foster mutual scientific goals and to build translational research programs.

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Job Description:

Provides grant proposal development expertise to faculty members and research personnel to enable competitive individual and team extramural research funding and facilitate research excellence. Supports faculty in multiple departments and/or center(s) in all phases of the research proposal process. Collaborates with other research entities and private businesses to coordinate, develop, fund, and implement research projects. Provides training and leadership to members of the research development team. For more details, please visit here.
Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko has been featured on SBGrid Member Tales.

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The Center currently has no open faculty positions.

Postdoc position openings in these research groups:

  • Prof. K. H. Choi
  • Postdoctoral positions in structural biology are available in Dr. Kay Choi's laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch to participate in NIH-funded projects. We use a combination of X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, and biochemistry to investigate the structure and mechanism of viral macromolecular complexes. Experience in either X-ray crystallography or cryo-electron microscopy is required.

    The X-ray crystallography resources include two X-ray area detector systems, a Phoenix crystallization robot, a Minstrel crystal imaging robot, and an Alchemist liquid handling robot. The cryo-EM facility includes two JOEL 200 keV cryo-EM microscopes for high-resolution imaging work, an FEI vitrobot, and a BSL-3 room for viral and pathogen work.

    Interested parties should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and a list of 2-3 references to Dr. Kay Choi via e-mail at kychoi@utmb.edu.

  • Prof. Gabrielle Rudenko
  • An NIH-funded Post-doctoral fellowship position is available at the University of Texas (UTMB) located in the greater Houston area in the research team of Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko. We study the protein interaction network at synapses (the contact and communication point between neurons in neural circuits), and processes that control synapse development. Many of our proteins of interest serve as potential novel therapeutic targets for neurological disorders. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and dynamic structural biologist with experience in biochemistry, crystallography and/or cryoEM who is interested in combining the fields of structural biology and neuroscience.

    Qualifications: Experience in protein crystallography, molecular biology, bacterial/insect cell culture, protein purification, crystallization and biophysical techniques. Good written and oral communication skills in English. Ability and desire to work as part of a highly motivated and collaborative team.

    To apply, please e-mail the following to garudenk@utmb.edu: CV, contact information for three references (address, phone and e-mail), a list of your experimental expertise and skills relevant to this position. Visa sponsorship is available for non-US nationals. You must have received you PhD degree to be eligible. For more information please visit Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko's website.

  • Prof. Guy Nir
  • For more information please visit Dr. Guy Nir's website.

Job Description:

Provides grant proposal development expertise to faculty members and research personnel to enable competitive individual and team extramural research funding and facilitate research excellence. Supports faculty in multiple departments and/or center(s) in all phases of the research proposal process. Collaborates with other research entities and private businesses to coordinate, develop, fund, and implement research projects. Provides training and leadership to members of the research development team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires terminal degree (PhD or MD) or equivalent and five years’ demonstrated success in the field. 

Specific Job Related Duties:

  • Provides strategic, proactive, catalytic and capacity-building proposal writing expertise to faculty members and researchers.
  • Initiates and nurtures critical partnerships and alliances throughout the institution’s research enterprise, with institutional partners and other external stakeholders to increase institutional research competitiveness.
  • Provides analytical, technical and professional support in writing funding proposals, including development of hypotheses, aims, and objectives, grantsmanship and limited scientific review. Counsels and assists junior faculty and assists senior faculty in these tasks.
  • Identifies and maintains research alliances with potential collaborative partners and funding agencies to formulate and implement specific research projects.
  • Provides workshops on research funding agency requirements, interests and trends.
  • Monitors funding agency changes and priorities and identifies funding opportunities suited for faculty member(s) based upon their research expertise.
  • Acts as a liaison between the center/department, university administrative department(s), the faculty, and funding agencies for activities related to proposal development and submission.
  • Serves as proposal development expert to staff and researchers.
  • Mentors, trains and supervises junior member(s) of the research development team.
  • Identifies and develops metrics to measure the unit’s performance and processes.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience. 

Preferred Skill/Competency:

Must possess written and verbal communications expertise, demonstrated leadership, initiative and interpersonal skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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