A postdoctoral position is available in the Valiyaveetil group at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. The Valiyaveetil group investigates the structure and function of ion channels and transporters using a combination of unnatural amino acid mutagenesis, electrophysiology, structural biology and spectroscopy. See references [ Nat Commun , (2019), 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 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.
The position is suitable for a highly motivated candidate with a recent (less than 1 year) Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related discipline. The candidate will investigate ion channels using unnatural amino acid mutagenesis, functional and structural studies.The position provides the candidates with an unique opportunity to enhance their skill set with the techniques for unnatural amino acid mutagenesis.
Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale.
PhD degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related frield
Knowledge of structure and function studies on Ion channels
Interest in thestructure and function of ion channels and transporters using a combination of unnatural amino acid mutagenesis, electrophysiology, structural biology and spectroscopy
Prior research experience in structure-function studies of ion channels
Expertise in carrying out electrophysiological measurements using two-electrode voltage clamp or patch clamp
This position is located in Portland, Oregon at OHSUs Marquam Hill Campus.
Work schedule is typically a minimum of 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with flexible hours as set by the supervising investigator. Hours and days may vary depending on needs of the research. Weekend and evening hours may be required.
Some extended travel (including international travel) may be required.
This position will actively work with chemicals.
This position will work in an open laboratory environment with biological samples, radioactivity, and/or similar materials possibly in use in the general vicinity.
To apply send CV, a 1-2 page description of graduate research and future research plans along with contact information for three references.
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