STRUCTURE & MECHANISM IN MEMBRANE TRAFFICKING
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
The Jackson Lab is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic postdoc to join our team to work on structures and functions of coat complexes in membrane trafficking, autophagy, and human disease. We employ a range of techniques in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, and cell biology to investigate cargo recognition, assembly, and regulation of coats. We aim to understand both the fundamental cell biology of how coats mediate trafficking events, as well as the molecular bases for neurological diseases associated with mutated coats.
This position may suit a cell biologist seeking to learn modern structural methods (X-ray crystallography, single particle cryoEM) or a biochemist/structural biologist wanting to extend his/her repertoire to include cell biology. Experience in molecular cloning, protein expression, and protein purification from E. coli is preferred. Previous structural or tissue culture experience is not required but may be advantageous; cryoEM experience would be very advantageous. We have excellent structural biology facilities, including a new Titan Krios coming online late 2018.
You must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, or a related discipline and demonstrate a track record in conducting high quality original research. Please send a CV, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to Lauren (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will consider candidates until the position is filled. The tentative start date is Sept 1, 2018.
The Jackson lab is Funded by NIH and the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the lab is affiliated with the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and Epithelial Biology Center. We are located in Nashville, TN, a vibrant city with fantastic neighborhoods, restaurants, cafés, music, parks, and outdoor activities. For current and previous work, check out our website at www.jackson-lab.com or contact Lauren directly.