Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

Postdoctoral Fellow on Ion Channel at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD, United States

Highly motivated postdoctoral candidates are invited to join the laboratory of Zhaozhu Qiu at Johns Hopkins University. Chloride is the most abundant free anion in animal cells. Its movement across plasma and organelle membranes is critical for many cell biological and physiology processes. However, chloride channels are considerably under-studied. The Qiu lab develops high throughput functional genomics approaches and has successfully identified two novel chloride channels: SWELL1 volume-regulated anion channel (Qiu et al. Cell 2014; Yang et al. Neuron 2019) and PAC proton-activated chloride channel (Yang et. al. Science 2019). Please visit for detail.

The Qiu lab is interested in discovering new ion channels and elucidating their structure-function and physiological role with a focus on the nervous system (neurons and glia). Candidates with a doctoral degree and strong background in molecular and cellular biology are encouraged to apply. Experience with electrophysiology is a plus but not essential. Above all, we value creativity, enthusiasm and persistence.

Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a stimulating and collaborative environment for biomedical research. Our lab is affiliated with the Departments of Physiology, and Neuroscience at the School of Medicine. The Baltimore/Washington D.C. region also offers rich professional and living opportunities.

To apply please provide a cover letter (with statement of prior experience and research interests), CV, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Zhaozhu Qiu at


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Postdoctoral Fellow on Ion Channel at Johns Hopkins University