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Postdoctoral Scholar

The Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio
Salary starts at $48,000 commensurate with expertise and experience
Closing date
Jan 8, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Structural Biology
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From the discoverers of the pointed end actin processive polymerization:

The Kudryashov lab at The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the College of Arts and Sciences invites candidates for two (2) openings for NIH-funded Postdoctoral Scholar positions.

We are looking for skilled and highly motivated postdoctoral scholars with expertise in biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, biophysics or related areas to conduct cutting-edge research on several projects focused on the role of actin binding proteins (e.g., plastins) and actin-specific bacterial toxins in the pathogenesis of human hereditary and infectious diseases, and cancer. Two examples of the lab’s priority projects are the recent discoveries of actin processive polymerization at the pointed end by Vibrio toxins (Sci. Adv., In Press, 2022) and the allosteric regulation of actin bundling proteins plastins (NSMB, 2022). Both, plastin and toxin projects relate to the mechanotransduction/mechanosensing properties of the actin cytoskeleton. Therefore, candidates with interests in mechanobiology are particularly welcomed.

The primary responsibilities of the postdoctoral scholars will be: taking the lead role in her/his research project(s), designing and conducting experiments, analyzing data, writing/publishing manuscripts as the lead author, presenting their results at the local and national/international meetings, and supervising undergraduate and graduate researchers in the lab. Efforts to secure funding essential for successful career development will be encouraged and supported. The positions will remain open until filled.  Guidance by the PI will be provided to assist with successful careers in academia or industry, depending on the priorities of the candidates.

Qualifications: A Doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD) in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Structural biology, Biophysics or related disciplines is required by the time of the appointment.

Desired: Experience in the areas of the actin cytoskeleton, mechanobiology, protein characterization, advanced cell biology and molecular cloning techniques along with excellent writing and verbal communication skills are desirable.

Additional Information: To apply, please send: 1) a letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this position, 2) a CV or Biosketch, and 3) names and addresses of three or more professional referees willing to provide letters of recommendation on your behalf to:

Salary starts at $48,000 commensurate with expertise and experience.

Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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