Job Openings in the Li Lab

Postdoctoral Positions:

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Fang Li's lab at the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Research involves structural and biochemical studies on the cell entry mechanisms of coronaviruses as well as drug and vaccine developments against coronavirus infections. Requirements include a strong background in molecular biology and protein biochemistry. Expertise in structural biology (cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography) is not required, but will be preferred. Candidates must have completed PhD at the time of the appointment. The initial appointment would be for 1 year, with renewal opportunities for several additional years. Start date is early Fall of 2020, negotiable. Salary is at NIH rates. More information about Dr. Li's lab can be found at

To apply, visit: (internal applicants); (external applicants)

Researcher Positions:

Candidates need to have a bachelor or master degree in Biology or other related biological science fields with experience in the following areas: molecular cloning, cell culture, and protein purification. The qualified candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently and to think critically about their research; excellent organizational skills, enthusiasm, creativity and motivation to learn.

Duties and Responsibilities:

70% - Perform molecular biology and protein biochemistry experiments to study virus entry into host cells. Whoever is hired will be supervised, but he/she will need to learn to be independent.
20% - Assist with various administrative duties related to the functioning of the laboratory.
10% - Updating inventories of supplies, ordering common chemicals and reagents for the laboratory.

To apply, visit: (internal applicants); (external applicants)

Ph.D. Positions:

Candidates should be highly motivated about scientific research, have a major in biochemistry, virology or related fields, and meet the requirements for graduate school and college admissions.

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