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Research Assistant Professor
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Date Posted Jun. 15, 2021
Title Research Assistant Professor
University Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX, United States
Department SOM-Cell Physiology & Molecular Biophysics
Application Deadline Sep. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - Molecular

The Department of Physiology and Molecular Biophysics at TTUHSC Lubbock campus is looking for a Research Assistant Professor. The candidate will participate in major research programs ongoing in Professor’s Dr. Lan Guan’s laboratory and will be responsible for the independent design and execution of experiments, data analysis, and preparation of manuscripts. The candidate will be also expected to work on preliminary data to support laboratory grant applications, and assist in the training technicians and postdoctoral fellows, as well as mentoring students. Dr. Guan’s lab focuses on structures and mechanisms of cation-coupled nutrient transporters by an integrated approach that includes X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM and ligand binding thermodynamics. A PhD degree and extensive knowledge and experience in molecular biology, biochemical and biophysical techniques for studies of membrane proteins, demonstrated by a publication track record in the field or related fields, are required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working on cation-coupled membrane transport and practical knowledge of single-particle cryo-EM.

The department currently comprises 8 full-time tenured faculty with research focus on the role of membrane proteins in health and disease, with emphasis on structural biology and mechanisms. We enjoy a collegial and cooperative research environment that is especially conducive to collaboration and scientific discourse. The Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics is committed to diversity in education and employment, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. TTUHSC is in Lubbock, Texas, a family-friendly city of more than 250,000 residents on the South Plains of West Texas. Our region boasts a diverse economy with strengths in agriculture, heath care, and higher education. Lubbock Is home to Texas Tech University providing educational and entertainment opportunities in collegiate athletics and the performing arts. The city’s K-12 school system provides a solid education for children to achieve at the highest levels, including magnet, AP, and International Baccalaureate programs. Lubbock weather is mild, with an average of 262 days of sunshine per year.

Candidates must apply online (24349BR):…Candidates should submit a single PDF that includes a cover letter describing their interest in the position and curriculum vitae. Candidates should also provide names of three individuals from whom recommendation letters may be requested.

  • As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Lan Guan
    Committee Chair
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    3601 4th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79430
  • 806-743-3102


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