Post Doc Fellow, Cancer Biology
Job posting number: #7067723
Posted: July 13, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News and World Report has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The College of Medicine is Top50 Medical School for Research. The 2020 Nature index of Life Science for the University of Cincinnati is ranked as 99 out of ~3800 Institutes worldwide. In the Web of Sciences ESI ranking, all research catalogs related biology and medicine for University of Cincinnati fall into top 1% globally.
Dr. Jiajie Diao at Department of Cancer Biology currently has one NIH-funded postdoctoral position available. More information about our research can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/diaojj/. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.
Job Summary: The main research project is to study the role of alpha-synuclein in regulating SNARE-mediated membrane fusion. We use reconstituted systems with recombinant proteins for in vitro analysis. Particular emphasis is on mechanistic studies using transient kinetic methods (fluorescence) as well as thermodynamic (equilibrium binding and isothermal titration calorimetry), single-molecule fluorescence and structural (x-ray crystallography & electron microscope) approaches.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomaterials, Bioengineering, Biomedicine, or Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Additional Qualifications: Strong expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology techniques, in particular protein expression, purification and characterization.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).