A post-doctoral position is available in the lab of Will Prinz in the Laboratory of Molecular and Cell Biology in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland. The Prinz lab combines cell biological, biophysical and high-throughput approaches to study organelle biogenesis, with an emphasis on understanding how the ER is organized and forms contacts with other organelles. Both mammalian cells and yeast are used.
An inducible ER-Golgi tether facilitates ceramide transport to alleviate lipotoxicity.
Liu LK, Choudhary V, Toulmay A, Prinz WA.
J Cell Biol. 2017 Jan 2;216(1):131-147.
A family of membrane-shaping proteins at ER subdomains regulates pre-peroxisomal vesicle biogenesis.
Joshi AS, Huang X, Choudhary V, Levine TP, Hu J, Prinz WA.
J Cell Biol. 2016 Nov 21;215(4):515-529.
A conserved family of proteins facilitates nascent lipid droplet budding from the ER.
Choudhary V, Ojha N, Golden A, Prinz WA.
J Cell Biol. 2015 Oct 26;211(2):261-71.
Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD and less than four years of post-doctoral experience. We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in membrane biology, lipid metabolism, and/or electron microscopy. Candidates should have experience in cellular and molecular biology and biochemistry.
Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and accomplishments and based on NIH guidelines. Applicants should submit a C.V., a brief letter of research interests and career goals, and the names of three references to: prinzwhelix.nih.gov.
This position is subject to background investigation.
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