Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Valiyaveetil group at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. The Valiyaveetil group investigates structure and function of ion channels and transporters using a combination of structural biology, spectroscopy, protein engineering and electrophysiology,. See references [ELife (2018), 7, doi:10.7554/eLife.36478; Nat Commun. (2018), 9, 5055; PNAS (2019) 116, 15939-15946] for examples of recent research from the lab. The group is a part of the Program in Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry.
The positions are suitable for highly motivated candidates with a recent (less than 1 year) Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physiology or a related discipline. The first candidate will investigate voltage gated potassium channels using unnatural amino acid mutagenesis, functional and structural studies. The second candidate will investigate the transport mechanism in glutamate transporters using a combination of biochemical, spectroscopic and structural approaches.
Expertise in one of these areas is highly desired:
1) Expression/purification of membrane proteins
2) Spectroscopic approaches such as fluorescence or EPR
3) Electrophysiological measurements of ion channels
4) Structure determination using crystallography or cryo-EM
These positions provides the candidates with a unique opportunity to enhance their skill set with the techniques for unnatural amino acid mutagenesis.
The Valiyaveetil lab is well equipped to carry out structural and functional studies of ion channels and transporters. OHSU provides an excellent scientific environment. Portland is consistently rated as one of the most livable cities in the US.
To apply send CV, a 1-2 page description of graduate research and future research plans along with contact information for three references by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.