USA: Post-Doctoral Position in Lysosomes in Health and Disease at National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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A postdoctoral position is available in the Cell Biology and Physiology Center (Rosa Puertollano, PI) at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The successful candidate would join a multi-disciplinary and highly interactive team of researchers with diverse backgrounds and expertise in a collaborative scientific environment. We are interested in understanding the mechanisms that regulate traffic of lipids and proteins in the secretory and endocytic pathways, and how defects in sorting lead to human diseases. Current projects include the study of endo/lysosomal TRP channels, the characterization of a novel lysosomal-stress response, and the elucidation of new approaches for the treatment of lysosomal storage disorders. We use a wide range of cell biology techniques (molecular biology, protein biochemistry, confocal microscopy) as well as in vivo animal models (mouse and zebrafish).

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Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent with less than five years of postdoctoral experience, an ability for independent research, a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations, and relevant publications in peer review journals. Demonstrated strong background in cellular and molecular biology, and/or experience with in vivo animal models (rodents and zebrafish) is preferred. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments

To Apply:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Rosa Puertollano Ph.D.
Investigator-Laboratory of Cell Biology
Building 50, Room 3537
50 South Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-1454, USA
Email: puertolr(at)

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