Postdoctoral Researcher: Yukl Lab

A position for a postdoctoral research scholar is available in the lab of Dr. Erik Yukl in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. The project seeks to understand mechanisms of zinc acquisition and homeostasis in bacteria for the potential development of novel antibiotics. The Yukl lab uses a combination of biophysical, biochemical and genetic techniques to approach this issue (see All applicants must have or will have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field at the time of appointment. Competitive applicants will have experience in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including cloning, protein purification and spectroscopic characterization as well as record of publication in reputable journals. The ideal candidate will also have experience with protein X-ray crystallography.

The successful candidate will receive a one-year contract with a salary of $48,000 and the opportunity to participate in NMSU benefit programs. The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Please go to to apply. Required documents to be attached to this application: 


  • Cover letter stating a reason for your interest in the position
  • CV including education, research experience and publications
  • Letters from 3 professional references


NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.