Postdoctoral Fellows - Cellular communication in cancer, development and neurotransmission

Boston University

Boston, MA

Posted 9/14/2022

We are seeking to fill two postdoctoral positions broadly related to signal transduction via G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Our laboratory is in a phase of expansion with multiple active NIH-funded grants to provide stable support for personnel. You would join a dynamic team of international researchers (PhD students and postdocs) with an interest in collaborating and helping each other. Dr. Garcia-Marcos seeks to mentor the next generation of scientists by providing abundant one-on-one time and the support required to transition into subsequent career stages, including establishing their independent research programs. The laboratory has an excellent track record of facilitating the transition of former postdocs to competitive positions.   

Boston is a scientifically and culturally vibrant location. Minimum salary is $58,000/year plus bonus for relocation. Health plan and other benefits included (

Our laboratory is interested in:

  • Defining new mechanisms of signal transduction via GPCRs and heterotrimeric G-proteins from molecules to whole organisms
  • Non-canonical heterotrimeric G-protein signaling in epithelial planar cell polarity, cilia and development
  • Optical biosensors and chemogenetic tools to detect and manipulate G-protein signaling
  • Characterization and pharmacological targeting of non-canonical G-protein signaling in metastasis
  • Biochemical, functional and structural characterization of atypical G-protein signaling complexes.

The candidate should have at least one of the following technical skillsets:

  • Extensive experience with fluorescence microscopy and image analysis. Live-cell microscopy desirable.
  • Xenopus and/or zebrafish experience. Egg microinjections and other aquatic model procedures.
  • High proficiency in cell culture. Viral gene delivery, stable cell lines, etc. Basic knowledge of mouse colony maintenance desirable.
  • Fast paced in molecular biology, knowledge of protein purification and protein binding assays.

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Cover letter with details on what project you want to pursue, CV and 3 contacts for reference letters to:  [email protected]

Last Updated 09/14/2022