A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Professor Jean Baum in the Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University. The project focuses on studies of protein aggregation and fibril formation with particular emphasis on understanding the mechanisms of aggregation of alpha-synuclein, the primary protein component in Parkinson's disease, and on developing approaches for inhibition of aggregation. Methods include NMR, atomic force microscopy, biophysical and biological approaches, cell toxicity assays as well as collaborations with faculty at RBHS.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD in Chemistry or a closely related discipline.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Candidates should have a background in solution or solid-state bio-molecular NMR spectroscopy, microscopy, protein biochemistry, as well as expertise in molecular cloning, protein expression/purification and cell toxicity studies. A strong record of research accomplishments is required.
Posting Number: 19FA2593
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 107473
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