Postdoc Scholar Research Associate

University Of Southern California Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

The Siemer lab (siemerlab.usc.edu) at USC is looking for a post-doctoral associate with a knowledge of protein biochemical techniques and a background in NMR spectroscopy. We study the structure and dynamics of amyloid fibrils in disease and functional contexts. For this purpose, we use a variety of biophysical methods with a focus on solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

Specifically, our lab studies the structure of fibrils formed by the proteins huntingtin, amyloid beta, and tau important in neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, we work on the protein Orb2, a functional amyloid important in long-term memory. These projects are well supported by federal and foundation grants.

The Siemer lab is part of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute a modern, well equipped research facility located at the health science campus of USC, close to downtown Los Angeles. USC is a very collaborative environment and we have long running collaborations with other groups at USC in addition to several collaborations with groups in North America and Europe.

The position is available immediately, and interested candidates should apply with their CV's including the names of three references and a personal statement. Please contact Ansgar Siemer asiemer@usc.edu if you have questions regarding the position.

Education: PhD Degree

Preferred Experience: 0 4 years of postdoctoral research

Preferred Field of Expertise: Protein expression and purification, amyloid fibrils, (solid-state) NMR spectroscopy.

  • Postdoc scholars 1 year fixed term; renewable up to 5 years

Minimum Education: PhD, MD or equivalent doctorate within previous five years

Minimum Experience: 1 year

Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods

Effective 07/01/19, Postdoc Scholars minimum salary: $50,004.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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