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Assistant / Associate Research Scientist (P.I.: Dr. Rajesh Khanna)

New York University
Grand Central, NY
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Jun 25, 2022

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NYU College of Dentistry

Department of Molecular Pathobiology

Assistant / Associate Research Scientist (Full-Time)

An Assistant/Associate Research Scientist position is available in the lab of Dr. Rajesh Khanna in the Department of Molecular Pathobiology at the New York University College of Dentistry. The Dr. Rajesh Khanna lab studies regulation of trafficking and functions of voltage-gated sodium and calcium channels; identification of novel protein regulators of ion channels; approaches to targeting the ion channel complexes in neuropathic pain and neurodegenerative diseases; discovery of novel biologics and small molecules targeting pain and neurodegenerative diseases. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and collaborative team of scientists. We are committed to foster a culture of teamwork and the highest level of scientific rigor and integrity.

We seek a highly motivated and creative individual interested in how ion channels, specifically, voltage-gated calcium and sodium channels, are regulated by novel protein interactions to join our growing team. Recent studies in the laboratory have focused on targeting protein-protein interactions with biologics (peptide aptamers) and small molecules; testing the activity of these novel chemical entities in biochemical and immunofluorescent-based assays of trafficking; examining their protein interaction signatures; testing them with whole cell voltage-clamp electrophysiology and voltage- and calcium sensitive fluorescence-based imaging. Regulating these protein networks to modulate the activity of ion channels in neurodegenerative diseases (Chronic Pain, Migraine, and Neurofibromatosis) is a key focus of the laboratory.

The Dr. Rajesh Khanna lab is part of the vibrant NYU campus located in the heart of Manhattan. NYU offers research scholars with excellent benefits package and many career development opportunities. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified applicants must possess a Ph.D. in biological or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Qualified candidates must apply through Interfolio. Applicants must submit: 1) Cover letter / Statement of prior research experience and career goals; 2) Curriculum Vitae; and 3) Names and contact information of at least three professional references. To access the application, please click the "Apply Now" button located on the right.

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