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Postdoctoral Research Positions Available Now in Truman Lab!

Understanding the role of chaperones in neurodegenerative disease and cancer


Although chaperones have been studied for over 50 years, little is known about the numerous post-translational modifications that impact in vitro and in vivo chaperone function (the "chaperone code"). These modifications likely come from kinases activated in diverse processes such as the DNA damage response, autophagy, MAP kinase signaling and related processes.


The candidate will study the role of the Hsp70 chaperone code primarily  in yeast and mammalian cells. The project will involve a range of molecular technologies including mass spectrometry, site-directed mutagenesis and high-throughput screening. 

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D in biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer biology or related field.

  • Experience mammalian cell culture

  • Experience with general molecular techniques such as Western Blotting, DNA cloning, co-immunoprecipitation

  • Expertise in cancer or neurodegenerative disease

NIH Funding is available for several years, with the expectation that the candidate will work with Dr. Truman to apply for fellowships during this time. Ideal candidates will have graduated less than 1 year from their start date in the Truman lab. Candidates should have published at least one paper in a journal with an IF>3.

To apply, please send 1) CV, 2) cover letter explaining research history, why you are specifically interested in the lab as well as techniques you can bring to the lab  and 3) relevant publications to

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