Opportunities for postdoctoral research in biochemistry are available through individual faculty research awards or campus interdisciplinary programs like the Interdisciplinary Plant Group. Several of the fellowships provide travel funds to attend meetings in the continental United States and Canada. Our postdoctoral fellows meet regularly as a group to present results and share information about techniques, recent breakthroughs, and position announcements. Candidates for postdoctoral research should directly contact the faculty member in their area of interest about the current availability of positions.
The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity, and it is expected that any successful candidate(s) will share in this commitment. MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
The University of Missouri complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have a disability and need accommodations in the job application process, please contact the MU ADA coordinator.
Applicants should send a list of faculty to whose labs you are interested, your current curriculum vitae and the names of two references to:
117 Schweitzer Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Submitting your application electronically is encouraged: email@example.com.
Faculty with ongoing postdoctoral opportunities
Lesa J. Beamer
Structural biology: X-ray crystallography of medically important proteins.
Peter V. Cornish
RNA biochemistry, single molecule fluorescence, NMR, RNA folding and dynamics.
Susan L. Deutscher
Combinatorial biology applied to cancer detection and therapy.
William R. Folk
Gene expression and replication; plant nutritive improvement and medical uses.
Transcriptional control by auxins in plants; plant RNA polymerases.
BTB-Kelch substrate adaptor family in development, oncogenesis and neurodegeneration.
Transmembrane receptors and sensory transduction in bacterial chemotaxis.
Dennis B. Lubahn
Biochemical genetics and epigenetics of estrogens and related receptors.
Bruce A. McClure
Cell-cell interactions in pollen recognition and rejection.
Brenda A. Peculis
RNA processing, RNA stability, RNA turnover, RNA decapping enzymes, snoRNPs required for ribosome biogenesis.
Michael J. Petris
Regulation of metal nutrition and impacts on common human diseases.
Grace Y. Sun
Neurodegenerative diseases, signal transduction, phospholipases A2, oxidative stress, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant botanical compounds.
Jay J. Thelen
Proteomics and phosphoproteomics of seed development and metabolism in oilseeds.
Transcriptional regulation in striated muscle during development, activity, and stress; transgenic mouse models.
Steven R. Van Doren
Structural biology: NMR investigations of protein structure, dynamics and protein-protein interactions, particularly proteins important in inflammatory diseases.
MAP kinases and signaling in plant defense responses.