Indiana University School of Medicine
POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS are available to investigate various aspects of signal transduction in the obligate intracellular parasite Toxoplasma in the laboratory of Dr. Gustavo Arrizabalaga at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Related to the malaria parasite, Toxoplasma causes serious disease in immuno-compromised (AIDS) patients and during pregnancy. Our NIH funded work focuses on the role of various calcium signaling proteins, including the parasite specific calcium dependent protein kinase TgCDPK3, on intracellular growth and egress. A separate NIH grant, which is a collaboration with the lab of Dr. William Sullivan, focuses on the role of autophagy proteins in cyst development. Potential projects include characterizing identified TgCDPK3 substrates, investigating the function of calcium binding proteins within the parasitophorous vacuole and studying the role of autophagy signaling during the establishment of the chronic infection. For more information about the lab and ongoing projects visit ArrizabalagaLab.org
Positions require a Ph.D., expertise in cell/molecular biology or biochemistry, and excellent communication skills (speaking and writing English). Experience in microbiology/parasitology is a plus, but not required. Submit CV and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants that include a brief description of project ideas will have priority.
Located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is the second largest medical school in the US and boasts an outstanding intellectual atmosphere and core facilities. IUSM was nationally ranked in the Top 30 Best Places to Work for Postdocs. IUSM is an equal opportunity employer. Indiana University is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D/V