The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences is seeking a highly motivated individual for the Camarero Lab (https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/faculty/profile/?id=185) to design and evaluate new combinatorial approaches for the selection of bacterial and viral protease inhibitors. This project will involve the use of protein splicing/trans-splicing for the generation of circular peptide libraries either in prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells as well as the development of genetically-encoded fluorescent and bioluminescent reporters for in vivo screening. Specific responsibilities also include planning and analysis of research studies and preparation of data for papers and grants. The candidate is also expected to assist the P.I. in managing the lab and training undergraduate and graduate students as needed.
Successful candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology or related fields.Â Experience in protein chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, cell culture and/or peptide phage display is also desirable.
Interested candidates should attach a CV or resume.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology or related fields.Preferred Field of Expertise: Experience in protein chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, cell culture and/or peptide phage display is also desirable.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.