Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral and junior faculty positions at Penn State College of Medicine

Job Number: 76399

Location: Hershey, US

Job Description

The Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and the Mnatsakanyan Laboratory in Hershey, PA are seeking applications for post-doctoral or research scientist (research faculty) positions. The candidate will work on a multidisciplinary research project combining electrophysiology (patch-clamp and planar lipid bilayer recordings), cryo-electron microscopy, microscale thermophoresis, and animal models of Alzheimer’s disease to study the mitochondria-mediated cell death mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. The candidate will be involved in large-scale protein expression and purification, protein-ligand binding affinity (microscale thermophoresis), electrophysiology, as well as mitochondrial physiology studies (Oroboros instrument), to investigate the structure and function of mitochondrial channels/transporters (ATP synthase, etc.) and their role in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. The selected individual will be expected to assist in developing, designing, and conducting research and will gain the training needed to become an independent researcher in the growing field of mitochondrial physiology.

Qualified candidates for the postdoctoral position should have a Ph.D. in biophysics, biochemistry, neuroscience, or related fields. Experience in one of the following areas is preferred: mitochondrial physiology, protein biochemistry/biophysics, structural biology, ion channel electrophysiology. 

Interested candidates should apply by using the link below and by submitting a CV to Dr. Nelli Mnatsakanyan (email: [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]).

Apply here:—Cellular-and-Molecular-Physiology_REQ_0000053916-1?q=mnatsakanyan

The Penn State College of Medicine is a strong community of scientists and health professionals, situated in Hershey, PA, with excellent schools, housing, and close proximity to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington DC.

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

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. 



Application Deadline: 2024-09-26


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