7 December 2012

postdoc position - William Sullivan

Biochemistry, Microbiology, Host-Pathogen Interactions

Indiana University School of Medicine

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION available to investigate host-pathogen interactions during infection with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Related to the malaria parasite, Toxoplasma causes birth defects and life-threatening infection in immunocompromised AIDS or heart transplant patients. The successful candidate will investigate proteome-wide changes in lysine acetylation taking place in the host cell during infection. Lysine acetylation has rapidly emerged as a vital post-translational modification important for protein localization, activity, signaling, and complex formation. Using state of the art genetic and biochemical approaches, the candidate will investigate ways to disrupt lysine acetylation to make the host cell less hospitable for intracellular parasites.

Position requires a Ph.D., expertise in biochemistry & cell biology, and excellent communication skills (speaking and writing English). Experience in host-pathogen interactions and/or bioinformatics is a plus. Submit CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Bill Sullivan (wjsulliv@iupui.edu).

Located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is the second largest medical school in the US and boasts an outstanding intellectual atmosphere and core facilities. IUSM was nationally ranked in the Top 30 Best Places to Work for Postdocs. Our lab is part of a larger intracellular parasitism group at IU that fosters innovation and collaboration. IUSM is an equal opportunity employer. Visit www.sullivanlab.com for more information.

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