Indiana University School of Medicine
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION available to investigate gene expression and cellular signaling in the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Related to the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, Toxoplasma causes birth defects and life-threatening infection in immunocompromised patients. We have shown that lysine acetylation is required for parasite growth and development, representing an exciting new drug target (Wang et al., PLoS Pathogens 2014; Jeffers & Sullivan, Eukaryotic Cell 2012; Naguleswaran et al., PLoS Pathogens 2010). Current projects involve analyzing the role of lysine acetylation in cellular signaling and gene expression, as well as the regulation of lysine acetyltransferase (KAT) enzymes.
Position requires a Ph.D., strong expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell signaling, and excellent communication skills (speaking and writing English). Experience in microbiology/parasitology or epigenetics is a plus, but not required. Please read this before applying. Submit CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Bill Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our lab is part of the “Intracellular Pathogens Group” at IU, which meets regularly to foster innovation and collaboration. Visit www.sullivanlab.com for more information.
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. IUSM is an equal opportunity employer.