A postdoctoral fellow position is available to study the structure, function and physiology of ion channels in the laboratory of Dr. David MacLean at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The MacLean lab uses a combination of patch clamp, kinetic and molecular modeling, unnatural amino acid incorporation, fluorescence spectroscopy, structural biology and standard molecular biochemical techniques to study structure-function relationships in ionotropic Glutamate receptors and Acid Sensing Ion Channels. The lab occupies newly renovated space in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology.
The University of Rochester Medical Center and the adjacent Schools of Arts, Sciences and Engineering are part of a worldclass life sciences research campus, providing excellent opportunities for multiple cross-disciplinary interactions and collaborations. The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology itself combines many opportunities for collaboration with particular strengths and a rich history in ion channel research, signalling and neuropharmacology.
A recent PhD in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Biophysics or related is required for this position. Expertise in one of either patch clamp or fluorescence imaging or membrane protein purification/cryo-EM is also required. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in single channel recording and analysis. Interested individuals should send a CV, brief statement of research interests and accomplishments along with contact information for 2-3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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