Postdoctoral position in the Truttmann lab, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan

Job Description
The Truttmann laboratory is seeking motivated candidates for a postdoctoral appointment focused on the

role of post-translational protein modifications (PTMs) in the regulation of molecular chaperones,

particularly in the context of aging and aging-associated diseases. We use a diverse array of biochemical,

genomic as well as proteomic approaches and several in vivo models (Mice, C. elegans, S. cerevisiae) to

study how PTMs control chaperone function.

– The chosen candidate will use a combination of biochemical, molecular biological and behavioral

techniques to understand the role of protein AMPylation in the context of aging-associated diseases.

Depending on the candidate’s experience and interest, the emphasis will be put on using

recombinant proteins, S. cerevisiae, C. elegans or mouse models.

– Professional development for the candidate will include attending scientific seminars, presenting

his/her studies at conferences, writing scientific manuscripts and grant applications.

– The candidate will supervise undergraduate students and assist other lab members in gaining

specific areas of expertise.

Required qualifications
The candidate should hold a PhD, MD/PhD degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or

genetics and should have an interest in learning new techniques and expanding his/her tool set.

How to apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and

experience that directly relate to this position. In addition, please provide contact information for three

references. Please apply at 
http://careers.umich.edu search for Job ID: 156261

Additional information
– Work schedule will be M-F days with some nights and weekends.

– Target start date is August 1, 2018.

– Competitive salary and excellent work environment are offered.

Background Screening
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upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background

screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

UM EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.