Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Postdoctoral Position Available - Parsons Lab

Postdoctoral Position Available

Seattle Biomedical Research Institute Toxoplasma Cell Biology

The Parsons lab at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute has an opening for a postdoctoral scientist to join the team studying protein trafficking to the Toxoplasma apicoplast. The apicoplast is a relict chloroplast found in most apicomplexan parasites, and the enzymes it contains are of high interest as drugs targets for several diseases caused by these pathogens. We are studying the sequences and machinery required to route nuclearly encoded proteins to the apicoplast, using a combinations of fluorescence microscopy, molecular biology, cell culture, and protein analysis. Candidates who have recently received their Ph.D. and have a strong background in molecular or cell biology are encouraged to apply. An interest in infectious diseases is desirable.
SBRI is a non-profit research institute that is solely focused on infectious diseases of global importance, and provides an excellent environment in which to learn more about pathogens and disease. The Parsons lab also conducts research on African trypanosomes, and other labs work on agents such as Plasmodium, Leishmania, HIV, pathogenic fungi, and mycobacteria. We provide competitive benefits for postdoctoral scientists. SBRI is affiliated with the University of Washington and is located in a modern facility just a few miles away in downtown Seattle. It has grown to more than 250 staff members, and partners with key collaborators around the globe. To find out more, visit our website at To apply visit the jobs page (drop down menu at left).
SBRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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