Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State

Hershey, PA

Job posting number: #7084871

Posted: September 8, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine (PSUCOM) in Hershey, PA. Applicants with strong training records and excellent published research are encouraged to apply for the position to study mechanisms of calcium signaling in mammalian cells. Research will be undertaken in the laboratory of Dr. Donald L. Gill, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology. The research focuses on the structure and function of ion channels with specific emphasis on the mechanisms of action of STIM proteins and their interaction with and gating of Orai calcium channels (see recent paper: Baraniak et al, 2021, Cell Reports, 2021; PMID 34192542). Research experience in studying the molecular structure and cellular function of ion channels in mammalian cells is particularly desirable. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or related areas involving molecular signaling. Recent doctoral graduates as well as those with less than five years of postdoctoral research will be considered. PSUCOM is a strong, internationally recognized center of basic and translational research. The Penn State Hershey Medical Center campus is located in the town of Hershey with easy access to the Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC metropolitan areas. Interested applicants should submit a single PDF containing both CV and a letter clearly describing research experience and training, to Dr. Gill at: dongill@psu.edu.

Further information about the Department, research interests of faculty, and the successful and appealing Hershey research environment is provided at the Department website: https://med.psu.edu/physiology.

This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University polices.

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