A postdoctoral position is available at the Scripps Research Institute on Jupiter, FL campus to engage in multidisciplinary research involving discovery of new modifiers of GPCR signaling and their development as drug targets. The project involves conducting forward genetic screens using humanized C. elegans models, and identifying and validating mutants of interest. Validated candidates will be tested in cell-based assays and whole-animal experiments for GPRC signaling, including mammalian models. This is a unique opportunity to engage in a cross-disciplinary effort directed by Dr. Kirill Martemyanov: http://www.scripps.edu/martemyanov and Dr. Brock Grill: http://www.scripps.edu/grill. The position will provide ample avenues for developing skills that will open up a wide range of future career options.
We are looking for a highly motivated and self-driven individual with significant bench experience and solid knowledge of genetics, cell and molecular biology. Experience with C. elegans as a model system is strongly preferred.
To apply, please send CV, brief description of research interests and contact information of references to Dr. Kirill Martemyanov at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Scripps Research Institute provides an outstanding intellectual environment and access to a wide range of cutting edge technologies and the PIs are committed to the career development of trainees. TSRI embraces diversity & recognizes it as being a key to our success. EOE/M/F/V/D
Significant experience with molecular and cellular techniques. Knowledge and skills working with C.elegans as a model system.
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