Postdoctoral Research Associate : Madison, WI, United States
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The Chapman lab is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study molecular aspects of Ca2+ regulated exocytosis. Successful candidates will perform recombinant protein purification and reconstitution of integral membrane proteins into liposomes, nanodiscs, and planar lipid bilayers. In many cases these proteins will be tagged with a variety of fluorescent probes to conduct single molecule experiments. The goal is to probe the structure and dynamics of the fusion machinery and of fusion pores, and to determine how these processes are regulated by lipids, proteins, and other molecules. This postdoctoral researcher is also expected to contribute ideas, interact and collaborate with other lab members and other laboratories, and to prepare manuscripts for publication.