Funding is now available to have another postdoc join our team. Bitter and sweet taste receptors are expressed all over the body, yet we know very little about what they do or what ligands they recognize. Come help us figure out what these and other G-protein coupled receptors do in airway physiology. Our lab (started in 2015) is a collaborative, enthusiastic, and supportive environment. Training and mentorship will be provided. Salary/benefits are in line with NIH/NRSA levels. There will be opportunities to work with primary human airway cells in tissue-type air-liquid interface culture models, learn live cell calcium and FRET biosensor imaging and other microscopy techniques. Topics of interest in our lab include airway physiology and innate immunity, calcium and cAMP signaling, NO signaling, and host-pathogen interactions
Penn is a fantastic place to work with great colleagues, good postdoc support systems, and good scientific core resources, located in a fun and livable city. Interact with both world class scientists in the Department of Physiology and world class rhinologists in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology who can help put our science into clinical perspective.
See our official posting here. A PhD in a biological or related science field is required. Experience in imaging, cell culture, biochemistry, and/or molecular biology is desirable but not required.
Email Rob (rjl [at] pennmedicine.upenn.edu) a cover letter and CV with the names of 3 references or get in touch if you are interested and have questions.