Our lab seeks an energetic individual to help us drive our research forward. We are cell biologists and biochemists who study how unwanted cellular structures–such as damaged organelles or toxic protein aggregates–are eliminated from the cell. Such structures are typically degraded through a lysosome-mediated pathway called autophagy. Defective autophagy leads to the accumulation of toxic structures and contributes to many human diseases including neurodegeneration, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and aging. We apply a broad variety of cellular and biochemical approaches to understand autophagy mechanisms at a molecular level. Approaches include CRISPR-mediated screening, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy and biochemical reconstitution. An interest in mammalian tissue culture is strongly desired for this position. The successful applicant would participate in a research project in addition to maintaining the laboratory. We encourage applications from recent college graduates as well as those with post-baccalaureate training who have had substantive exposure in biochemistry, cell or molecular biology.