Postdoctoral Fellow Membrane Protein - Du/Lu Labs
The Du Lab and the Lü Lab (dululabs.com) are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of how the body perceives sensory information (e.g. taste, smell, vision, and temperature), transmits signals to the brain, and generates responses. We focus on ion channels involved in the basic senses. We employ a range of structural and biophysical approaches, including single-particle cryo-EM, patch-clamp electrophysiology, and other biochemical methods. The cryo-EM facility at Van Andel Institute hosts a Titan Krios equipped with a K3 camera, and a Talos Arctica equipped with a K2 camera.
For more information, please visit our lab website: dululabs.com
Experience in structural biology, membrane protein biochemistry, or ion channel electrophysiology is preferred, but not required.
How to Apply
- Online Application: https://jobs.silkroad.com/vai/VAICareerSite/jobs/944
- Cover Letter
Send the CV and Cover Letter to Juan Du (Juan.Du@vai.org) or Wei Lü, firstname.lastname@example.org
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