Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate

USC School of Pharmacy
Los Angeles, California
August 09 2017
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Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate - Cell-based screening of peptide libraries

School of Pharmacy - Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences is seeking a highly motivated individual for the Camarero Lab ( 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.  Experience in protein chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, cell culture and/or peptide phage display is also desirable.

Interested candidates should attach a summary of research experience, CV or resume and names of three references.  The position is available immediately.

Julio A. Camarero, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California
1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC 616
Los Angeles CA 90033

USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.

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