The Vollum Institute is a privately endowed research institute at Oregon Health & Science University dedicated to basic research that will lead to new treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases. Vollum scientists have broad-ranging interests that coalesce around molecular neurobiology and cellular physiology. Their work has transformed the field of neuroscience and, in particular, have provided important advances in the study of synaptic transmission, neuronal development, neurotransmitter transporters, ion channels and the neurobiology of disease.
This position is full-time and the goals of the research are to elucidate the molecular structure and mechanism of the mechano-electrical transduction (MET) complex of the hair cell, cells in the nervous system that underpin our sense of balance and hearing. To do this, the postdoc will employ biochemical methods to isolate the MET complex and single particle and tomographic cryo-EM methods to elucidate the structure of the MET complex.
Working conditions: Standard laboratory work, M-F 9-5 flexible with some evenings/weekends as experiments demand.
Physical demands & equipment usage: Need to be able to lift boxes and other small items as needed – approx.. 20lbs.