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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Martha Cyert

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Cyert, Martha
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Biology
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
12 months, renewable up to 3 years
Appointment Start Date: 
September 1, 2020 or earlier
How to Submit Application Materials: 

The Cyert lab (https://cyertlab.com/) aims  to discover and elucidate new Ca2+-regulated signaling pathways by studying the calcineurin phosphatase. Calcineurin is activated by Ca2+ and calmodulin, and thus dephosphorylates proteins only when Ca2+ signaling is triggered by a hormone, growth factor, neurotransmitter etc. Recent work identified calcineurin substrates systematically throughout the human proteome and identified many new roles for calcineurin including at the nuclear pore complex, where it regulates nuclear transport by dephosphorylating nuceloporins.  (See Wigington et al, 2020 Molecular Cell, https://www.cell.com/molecular-cell/fulltext/S1097-2765(20)30431-7) .We are seeing a postdoctoral scholar to advance this project. 

Required Qualifications: 
  • Doctoral degree
  • Familiarity with any or all of the following would be helpful: cell cutlure, imaging, molecular techniques including Crspr/Cas9 editing and basic biochemistry including protein purification.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Contact information for 3 recommenders

 

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