Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Postdoc
  • Ion-channel structure–function relationships

Urbana, Illinois, USA


Description:

Our lab aims to understand the relationship between structure and function in ion channels. The ideal candidate for this position is an individual with expertise in membrane-protein structural biology (cryo-EM) who is interested in elucidating mechanisms of eukaryotic ion-channel behavior through the combination of atomic models, molecular simulations, and functional data.


Responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of structure determination—from membrane-protein purification to atomic-model building—using single-particle cryo-EM data.


Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

• PhD degree in a relevant field
• Experience in eukaryotic membrane-protein structural biology



Featured Publications:

• Kumar P, Cymes GD, Grosman C. Structure and function at the lipid-protein interface of a pentameric ligand-gated ion channel. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2021;118(23).
doi: 10.1073/pnas.2100164118

• Kumar P, Wang Y, Zhang Z, Zhao Z, Cymes GD, Tajkhorshid E, Grosman C. Cryo-EM structures of a lipid-sensitive pentameric ligand-gated ion channel embedded in a phosphatidylcholine-only bilayer. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2020;117(3):1788-1798.
doi: 10.1073/pnas.1906823117



Salary: Salary will follow NIH guidelines
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