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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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