Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available starting in April 2017 for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to join the laboratory of Dr. Rajesh Khanna, in the Department of Pharmacology at the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona to study cell biology/biochemistry of sodium channel NaV1.7 regulation by novel proteins. Our work focuses on targeting regulators of voltage-gated calcium and sodium channels as a potential strategy for relief of chronic pain. The lab has a strong record of high-impact papers with multiple recent publications in Nature Medicine, Pain, and PNAS. Immunohistochemistry, protein-protein interactions, and protein biochemistry are employed to support findings from our behavioral and electrophysiological experiments.
Applicants should have a strong background in molecular biology, IF, IHC, Western analysis, and enzyme assays; experience with phosphorylation, ubiquitination, and/or a mouse colony are pluses. Successful applicants will be highly motivated individuals with good communication skills, have a proven publication record, and the ability to work independently. The applicants must currently have a PhD in biochemistry or a related field. The appointment will be for two years with renewal up to five years, and a competitive salary of $40,000.
Email a single PDF containing a CV, one- to two-page summary of past research accomplishments, and contact information for three references to Dr. Rajesh Khanna with the subject heading “postdoc.”
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