Postdoctoral positions are available in a newly funded lab at the Blood Research Institute of BloodCenter of Wisconsin. The lab is mainly focus on structure and function of receptor transmembrane signaling using technics of biochemistry, cell biology and structural biology. Current projects include conformational requirement for integrin transmembrane signaling, mechanism of integrin inside-out activation, and integrin-ligand interaction. The major goal of the lab is to train researchers for their independent research careers. Self-motivated candidates with strong background in structural biology, cell biology, or related areas are welcome to apply. Candidates with strong experiences in X-ray data collection, processing, and structure refinement are highly desired. Postdoc salary will follow the NIH guideline.
The BRI is located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a near-western suburb of Milwaukee – approximately seven miles from the BloodCenter Headquarters Building in downtown Milwaukee. The BRI is connected by a series of heated bridges and tunnels to the Medical College of Wisconsin ( www.mcw.edu ) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ( CHW ). The proximity of the BRI with the clinical and research operations of MCW and CHW promote productive interactions between BRI investigative staff and the faculty in the basic and clinical science departments at MCW and CHW , and the nearby major adult teaching hospital.
The BRI is a 82,000 square foot facility that houses the basic research programs of BloodCenter, and is comprised of two research wings joined by an open, spacious corridor that houses faculty offices and administrative support. Shared Instrument Core laboratories staffed with expert, dedicated technologists under the direction of a Ph.D.-level Core Director exist in both wings, and include Hybridoma, Viral Vector, Transgenic/Embryonic Stem Cell, Molecular Biology, Physical Biochemistry, Flow Cytometry, Mouse Histology, Confocal Microscopy, Protein Chemistry laboratories, and the Thrombosis Core Lab. The lower level of the BRI is comprised of a series of conference and seminar rooms, a lunchroom, a library, and designated areas with semi-private office carrels for pre- and postdoctoral fellows.
Milwaukee is a medium-size, family-friendly city of approximately 1 million people located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is famous for its high-quality educational system, enjoys the variety of a four-season climate, and relatively low cost of living.
Applications will be accepted immediately until the positions are filled. Applicants should email a letter of application, an updated CV (including a research summary), and the names of three references to:
Jieqing Zhu, Ph.D.