We are looking for a biochemistry/chemical-biology/biophysics postdoctoral researcher to work in Aditi Das’s laboratory on the two NIH-supported projects:
(1) Biochemical Mechanism of Eicosanoid Synthesizing Enzymes.
(2) With David Sarlah’s laboratory: Systematic Investigation of Rare Cannabinoids with Pain Receptors.
The projects will involve biochemical investigation of the metabolism of lipids and minor cannabinoids by human cytochrome P450s. Furthermore, the project will involve evaluating the interactions of lipid metabolites and minor cannabinoids with cannabinoid receptors.
This highly dynamic post-doctoral position is for one-year renewable to three years and more depending on the availability of funds.
- PhD degree in biochemistry, biophysics or chemistry (chemical biology) with at least one first author publication
- Knowledge of protein expression and purification is required.
- Ability to characterize small molecules using NMR and MS is desired.
- Expertise in basic mammalian cell culture and assays is desired.
The candidate is expected to be detail-oriented, highly organized, strong analytical skills with the ability to plan and have ownership of tasks to fruition.
Aditi Das, Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Job Type: Full-time: Salary: $48,000.00-50,000 per year with full benefits or commensurate with experience