Postdoc Opportunities in CCE
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Postdoc at the Chemistry-Neuroscience Interface
Two positions are open in the Dougherty lab as part of the long-standing collaborative research program of Dennis Dougherty (chemistry) and Henry Lester (biology) at Caltech. The focus is on the use of noncanonical amino acids to probe drug-receptor interactions at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Experience with basic molecular biology techniques is essential. Experience with chemical synthesis and/or basic electrophysiology is desirable. Further details can be found at: http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~dadgrp/ . Send CV and description of research experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic Organic Chemistry - Chemical Biology
The Ondrus Lab employs a cross-disciplinary approach to elucidate the signaling functions of metabolites in human health. Specifically, we are addressing long-standing questions about the roles of cholesterol metabolites in development and disease via the Hedgehog signaling pathway. For more details about our lab, please see our website at www.ondruslab.caltech.edu.
We are seeking postdoctoral candidates with a proven track record of excellence in synthetic organic chemistry to synthesize sterol-based probes and characterize their activities using cutting-edge techniques in proteomics. The successful applicant will assume a leadership role in developing new technology at the chemistry-biology interface. Applicants must have least one first-author publication on complex molecule synthesis in a peer-reviewed journal and expertise in synthetic techniques (2D NMR, HPLC, LC/GC-MS, IR, etc.). Experience with cell biology (cell culture, reporter assays, Western Blotting, etc.) and proteomics analysis is an advantage. As a senior lab member, the successful applicant will also oversee and participate in lab operations, establish project-based collaborations within and outside of Caltech, provide mentorship to junior colleagues, and actively seek external funding.
For consideration, applicants may reply to this posting via the Science Careers website (https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/474097/postdoctoral-position-in-synthetic-organic-chemistry-chemical-biology/) or by email to email@example.com with the following required documents:
Postdoctoral fellowship position in genomic instability, DNA replication and Recombination in the Campbell Lab
Cancer cells are undergoing replication stress due to oncogene activation or ablation of tumor suppression. Recent studies point to stalled replication forks as major culprit in generating mutation and genome rearrangement that correlate with tumor progression. The aim of our studies is to understand events at stalled DNA replication forks. Projects range from delineation of the delicate balance of remodeling, degradation and restart at stalled replication forks involving helicases and nucleases to characterization of small molecule inhibitors of one of the major players in replication fork stability. These inhibitors have applications in killing replication stressed tumor cells, in sensitizing tumor cells to chemotherapies and radiation therapies that interfere with replication fork progression, and synergizing with other DNA repair inhibitors in combinatorial therapies. A background in the DNA damage response, repair, recombination, and/or DNA replication is preferred but not essential.
Candidates with a record of publication in peer–reviewed journals and expertise in human cell culture, shRNA and siRNA knockdowns, IPs, westerns, cell line derivation, standard molecular biological techniques and cell biological techniques (e.g. immunfluorescence, cell cycle, and chromosome analysis) are sought. Experience with pulse-labeling of DNA, DNA fiber tracking, protein expression and/or purification, in vitro assays of enzymes of DNA metabolism, mouse xenograft experiments, and/or bioinformatics is preferred but not required.
To apply: Please send a detailed curriculum vitae, a short statement on future research goals, and names and contact details for three references, including your PhD supervisor, to Prof. Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Postdoctoral Scholars in Aerosol Science
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS
The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholar appointments in the various fields of interest to the Division. In chemistry, new postdoctoral scholars may be appointed in the fields of biochemistry, chemical physics, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, electrochemistry, and structural chemistry. Research opportunities in chemical engineering include atmospheric chemistry, chemical reaction engineering, bioengineering, fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, catalysis, surface chemistry, and polymeric materials.
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