Open postdoctoral positions / National University of Singapore
Postdoc/Research Fellows are being recruited to our laboratory at the National University of Singapore (NUS). We are seeking talented, innovative and enthusiastic researchers with a PhD awarded within the last 5 years. Carlos Ibanez is Professor at the Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, Singapore, and Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in studies of cell signaling using molecular, cellular and biochemical methods. The aim of the project is to elucidate mechanisms of differential signaling by death receptors through the NFkB, c-Jun kinase and RhoA GTPase pathways, among others, taking advantage of recent knowledge on structure-function relationships in this class of receptors as well as a large collection of mutants developed at our laboratory. Strong expertise in cell and molecular biology techniques is essential. Additional expertise in live cell imaging will also be an asset to the project.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in studies of intracellular signaling involving biochemical assays, gene reporter assays and microscopy techniques. The aim of the project is the identification and characterisation of novel small molecule modulators (inhibitors and activators) of growth factor receptor signaling taking advantage of a novel screening strategy developed in the laboratory based on recent knowledge on the mechanisms of activation and downstream signal propagation of death receptors and receptors of the TGFb superfamily. Strong expertise in cell and molecular biology techniques is essential. Additional expertise in small molecule screening and/or chemistry will also be an asset to the project.
Applications, including CV, list of publications and statement of future interests should be sent to Prof. Carlos Ibanez http://carlosibanezlab.se/NUS/open-positions/
Applicants should arrange to have at least two confidential letters of reference sent independently by referees to this email address.
Funding is available for an initial period of 2 to 3 years, starting any time during 2017.
Deadline for the application is January 31, 2017.