Post-Doctoral Position (starts ASAP) to study virus assembly mechanisms (offer learning of cryo-EM)

(Ref#: UTEP-CXIAO-001)

University of Texas at El Paso

  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Post-doctoral Position descriptions:

A post-doctoral position (starts as soon as possible) is available at the structural biochemistry laboratory of Chuan (River) Xiao (, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Texas at El Paso. River’s group focuses on studying (giant or small) virus assembly mechanisms using cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM).


• Hold a Ph.D. or close to complete Ph.D. within 6 months in Biology, Biochemistry, and related disciplines.

• Highly motivated in and enthusiastic and passionate about studying virus assembly.

• With high scientific integrity and ethics.

• Have excellent expertise in protein expression and purification especially in insert or mammalian systems.

• Structural techniques are preferred but not required. Will be trained to have cryo-EM skills.

• Willing to Interact and other group members with collaborative spirits.


Interested individuals should send a personal statement (no more than 2 pages) outlining research interests and career goals, CV/resume, and the names of three references to: Chuan (River) Xiao

Education Requirement:
Ph.D or close to complete Ph.D. within 6 month
Years of Experience:
at least 4 years
400000 to 600000


Founded in 1914, over the past 100 years, UTEP has become one of the important campuses in the University of Texas (UT) system. With ~ 30,000 students, UTEP was ranked among the best 10 universities by Washington Monthly magazine in 2013 for its social engagement. UTEP is one of the fastest growing research institutions and an R1 institute in US. With multi-cultural community and unique scenic views, the beautiful UTEP campus is residing at the southern hillside of Franklin Mountain (the most southern tip of Rocky Mountain) overlooking the Rio Grande river, with Ciudad Juárez in view across the Mexico–United States border. El Paso (from Spanish, "The Pass") located at the western most tip of the state of Texas and on the border with Mexico and New Mexico, forming a combined international metropolitan area of over 2.7 million people constitutes the largest bilingual and binational work force in the Western Hemisphere. The city of El Paso is ranked as one of the safest cities of its size for multiple times and the number 6 for the city with lowest cost of living in the U.S in 2021, which make it among the Best Places to Live in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
500 West University Ave
El Paso , TX 79968
Chuan Xiao, MS, PhD