Date Posted
6 Nov 2024

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PhD Project
Virginia Tech

Ph.D. student position in Protein Trafficking

6 Nov 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

The Protein Signaling Domains Laboratory at the Fralin Life Sciences Institute of Virginia Tech is seeking a highly motivated graduate student to participate in a dynamic, multidisciplinary research program. Our focus is on investigating the mechanisms by which adaptor proteins facilitate protein sorting and mediate membrane-dependent processes in the realms of endosomal/lysosomal trafficking and autophagy. We employ a comprehensive approach, combining structural biology, biochemical analyses, and biophysical techniques to address these biological phenomena. The Ph.D. student will receive stipend, health insurance, and tuition. The position is scheduled to start in August 2024.

We encourage candidates with backgrounds in biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, or related fields. NMR experience is not a prerequisite. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Dr. Daniel G. S. Capelluto (

Applications should include:
1. Curriculum vitae including contact information, current and former institutions, degree awarded, publication and conference records, research experience, and academic grades; if degree is in progress, provide an anticipated date of finishing.
2. Names and contact information of three professional references.

The application review process will begin immediately. Priority will be given to applications received before November 30. For more information, please visit our website: https://capelluto.biol.vt.edul

How to Apply

Direct contact through email ( writing "Application for a Ph.D. student position"