A postdoctoral position is immediately available in Dr. Hongbo Pang lab, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). Pang lab harnesses interdisciplinary technologies to discover peptide-based targeting tools and novel biomarkers for human diseases, develop novel diagnosis and therapies, and explore novel cellular and physiological processes. Please refer to the lab website for more information (https://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/bio/cop-experts/hongbo-pang). We recently discovered a novel endocytic process that help the intracellular delivery of nanomaterial in a bystander manner. Funded by a new NIH grant, we plan to decode the cellular machinery that define several unprecedented properties of this process, and investigate its linkage with extracellular amino acids. Therefore, we are looking for one (more pending applicant qualifications) highly motivated and self-driven individual with related experience to join in our endeavors. The successful candidate will be also exposed to diverse research activities in our group, spanning from phage display screening, peptide-guided drug delivery, nanotechnology and immunotherapy.
We are open to applicants holding a PhD degree in related scientific fields, such as molecular and cell biology, proteomics, genome engineering and RNAi/shRNA/chemical library screening, bioinformatics, signaling transduction and so on. Individuals with a strong background in cell biology (e.g. membrane traffic, endocytosis/exocytosis), immunology or neuroscience are highly encouraged to apply. The candidate should also have outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as excellent communication and writing skills. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your past research experience and future interest, your CV and 3 reference letters to email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled.