Postdoctoral Position: Solution NMR of Disease-Linked Membrane Proteins, Lab of Chuck Sanders

The lab of Chuck Sanders at Vanderbilt University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow to use solution NMR methods to study the structure and mechanism of signaling by the microglial TREM2 receptor and its DAP12 co-receptor.  Mutations in TREM2 predispose patients to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and ALS, indicating that these molecules are closely associated with a central pathway linked to neurodegeneration (review in MM-Painter et al. Mol Neurodegener. 2015 10, 43 doi: 10.1186/s13024-015-0040-9).  Candidates should be highly motivated and have a strong background in biological NMR, a good publication record and an interest in working in a collaborative environment.  Vanderbilt University is located in thriving Nashville, Tennessee and has an outstanding NMR facility, including up-to-date 900 and 800 MHz spectrometers, not to mention outstanding infrastructure in all major areas of structural biology through its Center for Structural Biology.

Candidates should send their CV, including contact info for three references to:

Charles R. Sanders, Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine
chuck.sanders@vanderbilt.edu
Lab Web Site: http://structbio.vanderbilt.edu/sanders/