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Please apply to this job ID: 146370 and submit a cover letter detailing your interest and qualification for this position as well as your CV to Dr. Peter Tessier @ 

Job Summary

Professor Peter Tessier is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in his laboratory in pharmaceutical sciences/chemical engineering. This project involves the generation of new imaging agents for detecting misfolded protein (tau) aggregates in Alzheimer's disease. The goal is to generate libraries of small affinity peptides (knottins) on the surface of yeast cells and screen them for rare peptide variants that recognize misfolded (aggregated) tau with conformational and sequence specificity. This project also involves using these novel agents for detecting misfolded tau conformers in brain tissues and in Alzheimer's animal models. This project is in collaboration with Jennifer Cochran (Bioengineering) and Mehrdad Shamloo (Medicine) at Stanford.

Required Qualifications*

  • Molecular biology and biochemistry experience
  • PhD (or be close to obtaining a PhD) in engineering, life sciences, chemistry, phamaceutical science/chemistry or a related field.

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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