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Post Doctoral Researcher - Pharmacology and Physiology

Apply now Job no: 494365
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Center City
Categories: College of Medicine, Drexel University, Professional Staff

About Drexel

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

This position is for a postdoctoral fellow to participate on a research program to study the allosteric modulation of glutamate transporters in the lab of Andreia Mortensen at the department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Drexel University.
Candidates should have completed or almost completed their doctoral degree, and have experience in either neuroscience, pharmacology or biochemistry, as well as a strong foundation in cell and molecular biology.
The project will involve cell culture techniques, molecular biology experiments, computational structural modeling, surface biotinylation and SCAM (substituted-cysteine accessibility) approaches. The project involves collaboration with labs that perform X-ray crystallography, single-particle cryo-EM and FRET technologies, therefore, knowledge of these areas are a plus.

Essential Functions

  • Perform cell culture (maintenance of cell lines, plating, transfection)
  • Functional assays (neurotransmitter transporter assays)
  • Molecular biology (design primers for mutants, make DNA)
  • Perform computational modeling
  • Data analysis
  • Write manuscripts

Required Qualifications

  • PhD, Neuroscience, Pharmacology or Biochemistry
  • Candidates should have completed or almost completed their doctoral degree, and have experience in either neuroscience, pharmacology or biochemistry, as well as a strong

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong foundation in Molecular Biology


Center City

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

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