The Wohlever Lab at the University of Toledo is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar with experience in mammalian cell culture and/or yeast biology to work on an NIH-funded project. We use biochemical reconstitutions, structural biology, and cell biology to study membrane protein quality control at the mitochondria and its relationship to neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. More information about the lab can be found at our website.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing at least one line of research in the lab related to membrane protein quality control. It is expected that this new research direction will lead to multiple publications and external funding. In addition to research responsibilities, the applicant is expected to mentor/train students, be an active participant in lab meetings and journal clubs, and make positive contributions to lab maintenance and citizenship.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Candidate will have (or will be soon obtain) a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or related field.
- Candidate should be able to clearly communicate the importance of their Ph.D. project and how it relates to the larger field. Candidate is expected to show a mastery of Ph.D. material and techniques and be able to think independently.
- Candidate should have experience with fundamentals of yeast molecular biology including altering chromosomal DNA and dissecting tetrads.
- Candidate should have experience with mammalian cell culture. Desired skills include transfection, FACS, fluorescence microscopy, and immuno-fluorescence.
Communication and other skills:
- Ability to read, speak, and write in scientific English.
- Proven track record of publishing peer reviewed publications in English journals.
- Experience mentoring junior scientists such as graduate and undergraduate students.