A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Matt Whorton.
Research in the lab is focused on understanding detailed mechanisms of how membrane proteins function, with an emphasis on eukaryotic ion channels, transporters, and membrane-embedded enzymes. The work will primarily entail developing expression and purification strategies, followed by biochemical and biophysical characterization, including structure determination by X-ray crystallography or cryo-electron microscopy.
Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in molecular biology and protein biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM is a plus, but not required. Postdoc applicants should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field.
The lab is located in the Vollum Institute, a privately endowed research institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. We are setup for doing state-of-the-art protein biochemistry, electrophysiology, and structural biology (including access to crystallization robots, liquid handlers, and imagers for crystallography, and cutting-edge microscopes and detectors for cryo-EM).
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How To Apply
Apply here online. Be sure to upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.
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