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Mechanisms of Protein and Organelle Transport

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Juan S. Bonifacino, Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking, Neurosciences and Cellular and Structural Biology Division, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Dr. Bonifacino’s laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms that control protein sorting and organelle transport in mammalian cells, including neurons. In addition, the laboratory studies the pathogenesis of diseases resulting from failure of these mechanisms, particularly neurological disorders such as hereditary spastic paraplegias. More information about the laboratory’s research and publications can be found at and

Dr. Bonifacino’s laboratory is located in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center ( on the Bethesda campus of NIH, close to Washington DC. This Center is home to more than 80 research groups and more than 800 scientists from different NIH Institutes focusing on diverse aspects of neuroscience, including the cell biology of the neuron. NICHD fellows enjoy an extensive training and support infrastructure with numerous career development opportunities and broad access to the resources of NIH. For more information, see


The position is open to individuals with PhD and/or MD degrees, and less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will be expected to lead their own projects as well as to contribute to collaborative research efforts in the laboratory. Experience with standard cell and molecular biology techniques is required. Experience with recombinant protein production and purification, proteomics, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, whole-genome KO screens, viral vectors, advanced microscopy and imaging techniques, transgenic and KO mice, flow cytometry, and work with neurons is strongly preferred.

To Apply:

Please email to a CV, statement of research interests and names of three references with email addresses and phone numbers. Stipend is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.


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