Postdoctoral Fellow- Department of Surgery & Pharmacology
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in Dr. Nariman Balenga's Laboratory, Department of Surgery/Pharmacology, University of Maryland Baltimore. We are seeking a talented inventive result-driven scientist to conduct in vitro pharmacological and biochemical assays. This NIH-funded project focuses on novel mechanisms by which the signaling and trafficking of adhesion G protein-coupled receptors (aGPCRs) are regulated. Daily lab work includes running experiments in 96- or 384-well plate formats with several concentrations of agonists/antagonists/inhibitors followed by endpoint or kinetic readouts. Conventional cell lines (e.g. HEK293) and tissue-derived primary cells will be used to unravel receptor motifs that orchestrate signaling and function. A successful postdoc will develop new assays and must be eager to optimize our current assays. Therefore, being meticulous, troubleshooter, and attentive to minor details is a must.
Dr. Balenga is committed to assist the postdoc in her/his career development. We are a team of scientists with diverse backgrounds and welcome candidates from all races, ethnicities, cultures, genders, and gender identities.
Cell and tissue culture and transfection
Broad DNA and protein skills
Prior experience and/or understanding of the FRET, BRET, HTRF assays
Effective written and oral communication skills
Organized, self-motivated with a strong work ethic
Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment
Proficiency in Excel and GraphPad Prism software for data and statistical analyses
Grant writing skills
Candidates should have received their Ph.D. in pharmacology, biochemistry, or cell/molecular biology within the last 2 years
Applicants should email a CV, a statement on how their expertise and interests align with our research, and the contact information of 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org with an email subject line 'Postdoc position'.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Postdoctoral Fellows
Organization: School of Medicine - Clinical Departments
Job Posting: Nov 19, 2020
Internal Number: 162241
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