Indiana University School of Medicine
We are accepting applications for postdoctoral candidates who are interested in elucidating the role of autophagy proteins in the medically important pathogen Toxoplasma gondii. Related to the malaria parasite, Toxoplasma causes serious opportunistic disease in congenitally infected infants and in immunocompromised (HIV/AIDS) patients. This is an NIH-funded position in the laboratories of Drs. Gustavo Arrizabalaga (www.arrizabalagalab.org) and Bill Sullivan (www.sullivanlab.com). Projects include investigating the role of unusual parasite autophagy proteins in microbial latency and how post-translational modifications affect autophagy processes.
The position requires a Ph.D., expertise in cell/molecular biology or biochemistry, and excellent communication skills (speaking and writing English). Experience in microbiology/parasitology is a plus, but not required. Submit CV and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants that include a brief description of project ideas will have priority.
Our laboratories are part of the “BIP” (Biology of Intracellular Pathogens) group at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM): http://wjsulliv.wix.com/bipatiu. Located in downtown Indianapolis, IUSM (http://medicine.iu.edu/) 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.