Postdoctoral Fellow - Kurt Runge Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7086805 (Ref:14150449712)

Posted: October 8, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Highly motivated individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD in relevant area are encouraged to apply. This training position, under the direct supervision of a Cleveland Clinic Principal Investigator will provide practical training and experience in a research setting. This position is appointed through the Lerner Research Institute. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a commitment to research, a collaborative work ethic and strong communication skills, both written and verbal. This program is expected to be completed within 5 years.

Principal Investigator: Kurt Runge, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Inflammation and Immunity

Lab Research Topics:

  • Telomeres in Schizosaccharomyces pombe
  • DNA damage checkpoint suppression by telomeres
  • Pef1, S. pombe ortholog of human cdk5
  • Vitamin K-dependent protein carboxylation
  • For more information about the lab’s research, please visit: https://www.lerner.ccf.org/immuno/runge/ or contact Dr. Runge at rungek@ccf.org

Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • This position is to study S. pombe telomeres
  • ChIP, proteomics, Southern blotting, molecular genetics
  • Study telomere suppression of DNA damage checkpoints
  • Isolate nanobodies from yeast expression library

Education:

  • PhD or MD/PhD required

Languages:

  • English Proficiency proof required for candidates arriving on J-1, J-2, or F1 + OPT visa status

Work Experience:

  • Previous experience in a research or academic setting.  Graduate student experience meets this requirement.
  • Scientific writing experience

Additional Preferred Qualities:

  • PhD is preferred
  • Strong interest in basic science
  • Expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, cytology
  • Yeast experience not required
  • See PubMed ID: 29784772

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for 3 references

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, DNA damage checkpoint suppression, Telomere formation, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Proteomics, Proximity labeling



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