Postdoc in Studying the Structure and Function of Protein Lattices

Application ends: June 1, 2024
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Job Description

The Metskas lab specializes in studying how protein lattices are arranged and function.  We combine expertise in cryo-electron tomography and fluorescence-based methods to study many different types of systems.  We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to drive room-temperature and cryo-temperature fluorescence research in the lab, focusing on virus-host interaction and virus assembly.  The postdoc will also be responsible for training and supervising junior lab members, and coordinating with collaborators on hardware and software developments.  This is a fully funded position for up to 5 years, though individuals with external funding are also welcome.

A strong candidate will have expertise in 1) fluorescence labeling, spectroscopy and/or microscopy, and 2) mammalian cell culture, protein and/or virus purification.  Experience in an area such as microfluidics, optics building, membrane fusion, computational simulations or cryo-electron microscopy techniques would be useful but not required.

Please send a cover letter describing experience and interests, CV, and contact information for three references to metskas@purdue.edu.

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