Postdoctoral Research Associate - Structural Biology

Job Location US-TN-Memphis
Structural Biology
Faculty Member
Mario Halic


We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to join the group of Dr. Mario Halic in the Department of Structural Biology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


The Halic lab studies the epigenetic regulation of gene expression using genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and structural biology approaches. In particular, we study heterochromatin formation and the chromatin-modifying proteins involved in this process. We use cryo-EM methodologies to examine processes involved in chromatin organization and also apply genetics and molecular biology approaches to investigate heterochromatin formation in fission yeast. More information about the lab, publications and ongoing projects can be found here:


This is an excellent opportunity for an early-career scientist to broaden their skill set. You will join a vibrant community at the Department of Structural Biology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with access to state-of-the-art facilities that enable integrative structural biology and biophysics investigations, including cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography and NMR, single-molecule imaging, protein-protein interactions, combined with computational and data-science approaches. More information about the department can be found here:


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a highly collaborative research environment, with numerous institutional shared resources and core facilities. In addition, postdocs benefit from excellent salary and benefits package:


Applicants should submit CV and cover letter (describing research experience and interests) and names and addresses for 3 references.

Minimum Education

We seek an independent researcher with a PhD and strong background in molecular biology and genetics/epigenetics or in biochemistry and structural biology to join our group. Preference will be given to applicants who have received their Ph.D. degree within the last 3 years.

Other Information

COVID-19 vaccine:


As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.


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