University of Utah Post Doctoral Fellow (E) in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 06/25/2018
Requisition Number PRN17591B
Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Job Grade A00
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01502 - Department of Biochemistry
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range DOE
Open Until Filled Yes
We are currently looking for postdoctoral follows who are interested in
structure and mechanisms of membrane proteins. Interested
candidates are welcome to send his/her C.V. directly to Erhu Cao
We are broadly interested in understanding atomic-scale
mechanisms of how membrane proteins function under normal and
diseased states. Membrane proteins play critical roles in nearly every
aspect of physiological processes that encompass relaying signals
between cells, transporting small molecules and ions across
membrane and catalyzing vital enzymatic reactions. Importantly,
membrane proteins constitute 60% of targets of currently approved
drugs and thus in-depth knowledge about their inner workings is
sorely needed to inform the development of effective therapeutic
strategies for treating various human diseases.
Our current research program focuses on structures, physiology,
pathology, and pharmacology of receptors, transporters, and ion
channels that play pivotal roles in the kidneys and, when malfunction,
cause various diseases in human. In one recent study, we
determined structures of the PKD2 channel, which, when mutated,
leads to development of polycystic kidney diseases (PKD) – a
common genetic disorder that affects 12.5 million patients worldwide.
Moreover, we are also interested in developing pharmacological tools
mainly for dissecting functions of ion channels and receptors, but also
as drug leads for developing novel therapeutic strategies. To achieve
these goals, we employ a multidisciplinary approach that includes
molecular biology, protein biochemistry, pharmacology, ion channel
electrophysiological, and X-ray crystallography and single-particle
electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM).
The University of Utah houses a state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility,
includingFEITitan Krios and TF20 microscopes, both of which are
equipped with a direct electron detector K2 camera. The University of
Utah is committed to become a world-class center for elucidating
fundamental biology by using cutting edge cryo-EM methodology.
Lab work as directed.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Please apply online. For questions, please contact Erhu Cao directly at email@example.com
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