Molecular and biochemical parasitology:
epigenetics and gene expression
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION available to investigate the molecular basis of epigenetics and gene expression during development of the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Related to the malaria parasite, Toxoplasma causes serious disease in immunocompromised (AIDS) patients due to the ability of the parasite to develop into cysts in the body. We have shown that epigenetics plays an important role in this critical developmental transition (Sullivan et al., 2006, Cell Microbiol, 8:1850). Potential projects include biochemical purification of chromatin remodeling complexes and functional characterization of parasite mutants defective in histone modifying enzymes. See www.sullivanlab.com for more information.
Position requires a Ph.D., expertise in biochemistry or molecular biology, and excellent communication skills. Experience in molecular parasitology or chromatin biology is a plus. Submit CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Bill Sullivan at email@example.com.
Located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is the second largest medical school in the US and boasts an outstanding intellectual atmosphere and core facilities. IUSM was nationally ranked in the Top 30 Best Places to Work for Postdocs (2008 survey, The Scientist). IUSM is an equal opportunity employer.