The OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at OHSU has an open postdoctoral researcher position in the Beatty Lab. The fellow will conduct research at the interface of chemistry and biology, working collaboratively to develop and optimize novel fluorescent tags for imaging cellular proteins.
The successful applicant will develop new genetically encoded protein tags for tracking proteins by confocal fluorescence microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, and by electron microscopy (EM). The applicant will be responsible for designing and validating novel protein tags. A long term goal of this project will be to elucidate multi-protein interactions by high resolution microscopy.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in chemical biology, protein engineering, molecular biology, tissue culture, and microscopy. The candidate is expected to have enthusiasm for applying new chemical tools towards understanding cell biology. The candidate should have some experience with bioconjugation reactions and fluorescent probes. Projects in the Beatty Lab utilize skills in the areas of synthetic chemistry, molecular imaging, cell biology, protein engineering, bioconjugation reactions (e.g., click chemistry), enzymology, and molecular biology. The candidate must be passionate about research, self-sufficient, and goal-oriented. Candidates with more than 2 years of postdoctoral experience will not be considered for this position.