A postdoctoral position is available in the new laboratory of Dr. Ghazal Ashrafi (www.ashrafilab.com) located in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at Washington University School of Medicine inSt. Louis starting in the winter of 2020. The lab aims to investigate molecular mechanisms of metabolic regulation at nerve terminals. The postdoctoral project involves state-of-the-art single cell imaging using optical probes to study metabolic adaptation of synapses to neuronal activity. In addition, biochemical assays will be used to determine how changes in mitochondrial protein modification impact mitochondrial metabolism at the synapse. The position gives the applicant an opportunity to fully participate in setting up a new lab and train lab members. The lab also has access to several on-campus resources, including the WUSTL Center for Cellular Imaging equipped with cutting-edge technology.
To apply, please send your CV, a brief description of your research interests, as well as contact information for 3 referees to email@example.com.
PhD or MD/PhD in physiology, cell biology, neuroscience or other relevant areas
Expertise in cell culture, protein biochemistry, imaging, and data analysis is desirable
Strong communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a growing team
Internal Number: al-pdf-2020-1
About Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Washington University School of Medicine has an outstanding history of biomedical research in an environment that cultivates the best minds in science and medicine. It is located on the Washington University Medical Campus adjacent to the Cortex Innovation Community, and is one of seven schools of Washington University in St. Louis.