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Structural Biology

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Molecular Entomology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID/NIH is seeking a talented Postdoctoral Fellow to join a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on medical entomology. Our primary goal is to understand the role of saliva in blood feeding and pathogen transmission by arthropods. This position requires significant scientific judgment and advanced academic qualifications. Selected candidate is expected to conduct complex bench work and technical analysis in the fields of structural biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology among others. This position is for an initial two (2) years contract with a maximum length of four (4) years based on performance and fund availability. Accepted candidate is expected to start his/her tour by June/July 2023. Underrepresented minorities in science are encouraged to apply!


  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related area, with up to 6 months of postdoctoral experience
  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievements in structural biology
  • Protein chemistry, cryoEM, and/or X-ray crystallography experience is required
  • Extremely organized with detailed-oriented personality
  • Ability to work independently and within a diverse team of scientists
  • An excellent interpersonal and communication (English) skill is essential.

To Apply:

Candidates should address their application to Dr. Calvo (, and submit their CV, a cover letter stating research interest and three letters of reference.
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