Job Title: Membrane Protein Engineer for Innovative Biosensor Development
Job Number: 64712
Location: Pomona, US
The Lacroix laboratory is seeking a highly motivated individual with a PhD in molecular biology or related field to work at the interface of membrane protein engineering, fluorescence spectroscopy and mechanobiology. The Lacroix lab uses state-of-the art experimental approaches, including high-speed epifluorescence imaging, single-molecule fluorescence, patch-clamp electrophysiology and focused ultrasound stimulation.
Project description: The candidate will develop a novel class of genetically-encoded biosensors that will be disseminated across the scientific community to advance biomedical knowledge. The candidate will work independently in the laboratory to build a library of molecular constructs and test them using different functional assays. The candidate will be expected to participate in writing manuscripts and grants. A demonstrated experience with cloning and/or molecular biology is required. Proficiency in English speaking/writing is also required. Candidates from all backgrounds and genders are encouraged to apply. The tentative start date is early 2024. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Training offered: The level of supervision will be adapted based on the candidate’s performances, training needs and career goals. Scientific training will be given through experimental demonstrations, participation to weekly lab meetings and daily discussions with lab members. Many career development opportunities are available through the institution. The candidate will be offered the opportunity to present their results each year at the international Biophysical Society Meeting.
Institution: The Lacroix laboratory is located in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, (USA). The university offers Master and PhD programs as well as professional degrees across health care disciplines, including osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary medicine, podiatry, optometry, and physical therapy. The small size and inclusivity of the institution offers an unparalleled sense of belonging and well-being. On-campus housing foster a tight-knit community of postdoctoral researchers and students. The campus is strategically located less than one hour drive from downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific coast with its world-class beaches, and beautiful mountains with expansive lakes, wildlife and ski resorts.
How to apply: If interested, please send a current C.V, a short (1-page max) description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for 1-3 professional references (e.g. PhD supervisor, former or current Professor,…) to Jerome J. Lacroix ([Please click the Apply button for the link or email]).
Application Deadline: 2024-02-29