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OPEN POSITION: A postdoc position in Chemical Biology is available to work on the development of dynamic chemogenetic reporters to study the functions of organellar membrane contact sites.
Eukaryotic cells are organized into membrane-bound organelles that allow the separation of sometimes incompatible biochemical processes. The activities of different organelles are coordinated via a network of contact sites between their membranes that favor the trafficking of metabolites and information, ensuring cellular homeostasis. Our understanding of the roles of membrane contact sites (MCSs) and the potential pathological consequences of their alterations is currently limited by the lack of tools to characterize their organization and function in space and time at high resolution. This project aims at developing a comprehensive set of fluorescent probes for monitoring the morphological and functional dynamics of MCSs in real-time.
Candidates must hold a PhD in chemical biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry or related fields and have a strong interest in the development of methods for the study of biological systems. An expertise in the fields of protein engineering, molecular and cell biology, biophysical chemistry or microscopy will be a plus. Candidates are expected to be self-driven, have strong work-capacity and enthusiasm for science, and have good communication skills.
This postdoc position, supported by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, is available from May 2023 and is offered on a fixed term contract of 2.5 years.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter explaining relevant research experience, curriculum vitae and contact details of two referees by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.