[Expired] Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in the Elliott Group at Boston University

Currently the Elliott Group is looking for multiple (2 to 3) post-doctoral research associates, with multi- disciplinary interests that span redox enzymology, electrochemistry / electrocatalysis, microbiology and the use of spectroscopy to study redox active proteins and enzymes.

The Elliott Group studies a wide range of multi-electron redox enzymes containing multiple redox cofactors, using direct electrochemistry and electrochemical methodologies to bear upon problems in mechanistic enzymology and the development of protein-based electrodes. Areas of chemistry of interest to us include : long-range electron transfer achieved by multi-heme cytochromes, multi-electron reductions of nitrite and sulfite reduction, bacterial peroxidase activities, and CO2 reduction catalyzed by metalloproteins.

In all cases, successful candidates will be creative individuals with a proven track-record of leadership and publication. Applicants should be willing to join a multi-disciplinary team that resides at the interstices of redox biochemistry, electrochemistry and microbiology.

Positions exist for post-doctoral research associates who will :

  • work on the redox enzymology of multi-heme and siro-heme dependent enzymes, with aims to both understand the mechanistic chemistry of these enzymes, and to develop them as useful catalysts and/or validate them as potential drug targets.
  • develop electrochemical devices and electrodes for novel protein:electrode arrays. or
  • develop novel microbial tools for the study of redox active enzymes engaged in CO2 transformation.

As a potential advisor I am committed to the mentoring of post-doctoral colleagues from diverse backgrounds, who have have diverse long-term goals, as the power of intellectual and personal diversity onlyenhancesourresearchenterprise.

I anticipate successful applicants will serve as a leader within the group, and to build connections between projects and/or collaborators.

Appointments will be for one year in duration initially, with potential appointment for a second year upon mutual agreement. For any of these positions, please contact SJE directly, with a cover- letter and CV. Encouraged applicants will be asked to provide three letters of reference.


Sean J. Elliott
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Member of Bioinformatics Program and
Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (MCBB) Program

Boston University Department of Chemistry
590 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215
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