Postdoctoral Position in Biomolecular Solid-State NMR at USC, Los Angeles

The Siemer lab at USC is looking for a post-doctoral associate with a background in NMR spectroscopy and knowledge of protein biochemical techniques. The lab studies the structure and dynamics of functional and disease related amyloid fibrils. To this goal, we apply solid-state NMR spectroscopy together with other biochemical and biophysical methods.

In particular, our lab studies the structure of fibrils formed by the proteins huntingtin, amyloid beta, and tau important in neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, we work on the protein Orb2, a functional amyloid important in long-term memory. These projects are supported by grants from the NIH and the CHDI foundation.

The Siemer lab is part of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute a modern, well equipped research facility located at the health science campus of USC, close to downtown Los Angeles. USC is a very collaborative environment and we have long running collaborations with the EPR lab of Ralf Langen and solution NMR lab of Tobias Ulmer that together form the protein structure center at USC.

The position is available immediately, and interested candidates should send their CV's including the names of three references to Ansgar Siemer asiemer@usc.edu.