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Postdoctoral Fellow - Furukawa Lab


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Job Location

1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, NY 11724
United States

Job Description

Position Description
Postdoctoral Fellow - Furukawa Lab description imageThe Furukawa lab has NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow/associate positions available for scientists interested in solving questions in neurobiology and neuro-cancer-immunology by implementing a dynamic range of techniques including structural biology (cryo-EM, x-ray crystallography, molecular dynamics) together with electrophysiology (patch-clamp, slice physiology, lipid bilayer), protein engineering, chemical biology, mouse model, cellular imaging, and cancer mouse model.

We have an excellent track record for unraveling detailed mechanisms and developing reagents for ligand-gated ion channels and will be conducting biological researches based on the gained molecular knowledge. CSHL is equipped with a Titan-KRIOS electron microscope/K3 direct electron detector and a Talos L120C screening microscope. It has an in-house x-ray generator/detector and convenient access to the NSLS-II synchrotron beamlines (AMX and FMX). CSHL has solid core facilities including high-performance computation (CPU/GPU), antibody production, cellular imaging, CRISPR/RNAi, single-cell sequencing, etc. We offer a unique training environment for research and career development.

In addition, the CSHL Meetings and Courses program ( including Cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography, Electrophysiology, Synthetic biology, etc) provides unmatched opportunities to be exposed to cutting-edge science and to interact with a broad range of researchers from all over the world. Please visit to find out more about our research, publication, mentoring/lab culture, and training track record of the alumni members.


Position Responsibilities
EDUCATION/Experience in cryo-EM (single-particle analysis or cryo-ET), x-ray crystallography, and/or electrophysiology is desired but not required if you have other strengths. Qualified applicants should hold a Ph.D. or expect to hold a Ph.D. within or around 1 yr in the area of biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, neuroscience, etc.

How to Apply

Please send a CV and a cover letter briefly describing current research and future research interests in our lab directly to Hiro Furukawa at [email protected]. Applications are read and considered as they come and the search will continue until positions are filled. In addition, interested candidates should upload their application online at: Position ID:03088-R

About Our Organization

Compensation and Benefits
Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, paid time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits , Postdoctoral Landing & Postdoctoral Fellow Stipend Schedule (Download PDF reader) sites to learn more.

You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. VEVERRA

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