Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University

Position ID:Washington State University-Institute of Biological Chemistry-CELLDIVISION [#11067, 37232]
Position Title: Post-doctoral scientist
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Pullman, Washington 99164, United States
Subject Areas: Cell Biology
Plant Biology
Appl Deadline:2018/06/15 finished (2018/04/11, finished 2018/12/16)
Position Description:    

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Position Summary: The Smertenko Laboratory in the Institute of Biological Chemistry has a post-doctoral position open to study mechanisms of cytokinesis in plants. Smertenko's laboratory identified a microtubule-nucleating protein, which localizes to the plant cytokinetic structure, the phragmoplast. The goal of this project is characterize activity of this protein using in vitro reconstitution of microtubule dynamics and analysis of microtubule behaviour in vivo. The position is initially for 1 year with a further 2 years’ extension pending on satisfactory progress. Salary is negotiable depending on the experience. Further information on the research activities occurring in the Smertenko laboratory can be found at For further information about the position posting, please visit

Required: PhD in Protein Biochemistry/Cell Biology/Plant Biology

Desirable experience: Experience in protein production using insect, yeast, and bacterial systems. Effective written and oral skill, which includes communications with others from different field and background.

Preferred experience: Knowledge of Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, image analysis, as well as MetaMorph and Matlab would be advantageous, however the required training in microscopy and image analysis will be provided.

Interested individuals should send a CV, a letter of interest describing how your experience meets the needs of the position, and contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references to: e-Mail: –or- Dr. Andrei Smertenko, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, PO Box 646340, Pullman, WA 99164-6340, USA Screening will begin May 15, 2018. EEO/AA/ADA.

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Institute of Biological Chemistry
Washington State University
PO Box 646340
Pullman, WA 99164, USA
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