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Postdoc University of California San Francisco

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Would you like to use your expertise to combat important problems affecting public health?  Are you interested in combining your skills in structural biology with quantitative genetic approaches?   Do you enjoy working in a collaborative, intellectually stimulating environment, situated in one of the most exciting (and beautiful) cities in the world?

The Rosenberg lab, located at University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) and affiliated with the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub, has an NIH funded position for a postdoctoral scholar to continue our work characterizing the structural biology of host-pathogen interactions.  You will have exciting opportunities to combine your structural findings with functional characterization using microbial genetics.  In recent work, we have used a variety of structural techniques to characterize bacterial virulence systems (see for example, PMID: 31886769, PMID: 28252385, or PMID: 25865481).  We have also developed novel genetic tools that can be used to study how pathogens interact with their hosts (PMID: 30617347, PMID: 31481541, or PMID: 31073154).

We are looking for a Ph.D. candidate or recipient trained in electron microscopy or x-ray crystallography and with an interest in expanding their structural tool kit.  Our facilities at UCSF include access to a Talos Arctica Cryo-TEM for screening and a Krios with a K3 bioquantum for data collection, as well as several other instruments for negative stain and additional data collection.  We also have new funding for the installation of a Cryo-FIB and a cryo-fluorescence microscope to facilitate CryoCLEM.  Additionally, there is a state-of-the-art, automated facility for protein crystal growth, and essentially unlimited access to synchrotron time at ALS. Many shared instruments are available for biophysical characterization of proteins.

If you are interested, please contact Laura Wise (Laura.Wise@ucsf.edu) with a cover letter and a CV describing your work and we will be in touch!  Please submit your application before April 1'st for full consideration, though the start date is negotiable.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


[Post Date: February 12, 2020]


Research Fellow & Research Technician

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Structural Biology Core at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has multiple openings at Scientist levels. Please see the details and apply online using the links below.

Research Fellow https://careers-dfci.icims.com/jobs/18426/research-fellow-dhe-paganon-lab/job

Research Technician https://careers-dfci.icims.com/jobs/18424/research-technician-dhe-paganon-lab/job  


[Post Date: February 12, 2020]


Postdoc Florida State University

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One postdoctoral position is available immediately in an enzymology laboratory to elucidate mechanisms of DNA/RNA synthesis, DNA lesion bypass, and base excision repair catalyzed by various human and viral DNA/RNA polymerases, and to mechanistically investigate gene editing enzymes including CRISPR/Cas9 and Cas13a. Background in structural biology (X-ray crystallography and/or CryoEM), biophysics, protein purification, and recombinant DNA techniques is preferred. An important criterion for selection will be the ability of the desired individual to pursue independent research in an active multi-disciplinary setting. Interested candidates should send a CV and a statement describing experience, goals, and reasons for the interest in this position, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Zucai Suo, Eminent Professor and Dorian and John Blackmon Chair of Biomedical Science, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Suo can be contacted by email (zucai.suo@med.fsu.edu). Further information about the research projects in the Suo Lab can be obtained from https://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=suolab.research.

Employer: Florida State University College of Medicine

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Salary: NIH guidelines for post-doctoral salaries + benefits

Discipline: Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Structural Biology, and Biomedical Sciences Position Type: Full Time Organization Type: Academia Job Type: Postdoc


[Post Date: February 12, 2020]


Head of Protein Technologies facility in Vienna BioCenter Core Facility

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The Vienna BioCenter Core Facility GmbH (VBCF) acts as a nexus for science and technology at the Vienna BioCenter Campusand enables scientific discoveries by offering access to state-of-the-art research Core Facilities.We are looking for aHeadofProtein Technologies(f/m/d, full-time).

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[Post Date: February 10, 2020]


Higher Scientific Officer position available at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK

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The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

The Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit, within the Division of Cancer Therapeutics, is a multidisciplinary 'bench to bedside' centre, comprising around 160 staff dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. The Cancer Therapeutics Unit’s exciting goal is to discover high quality small molecule drug candidates and to progress these to clinical trial. All the scientific disciplines are in place to make this possible, including medicinal chemistry, biology, structural biology, assay scientists, drug metabolism and clinical specialists who focus on new molecular targets emerging from human genome and ground breaking cell biology research.

 

A Higher Scientific Officer position is now available in the Hit Discovery and Structural Design Team within the Unit. The team uses biochemical and biophysical assays to perform small-molecule high-throughput screening and fragment-based hit discovery, coupled with X-ray crystallography to enable structure-based drug design within the Unit. These methodologies are underpinned by state-of-the art protein expression, purification and characterisation capabilities, allowing for the generation of large quantities of high quality protein targets. The successful candidate will be involved in establishing the expression, purification and characterisation of one of our early stage drug targets, using contemporary expression systems and purification methods available within the Team. In addition, the post-holder is expected to characterise ligand and inhibitor binding to the recombinant proteins using biochemical assays and biophysical methods such as Thermal Shift Assay (TSA), Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC) and ligand-based NMR methods. The successful candidate will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary project team and will interact closely with the biologists, computational chemists, medicinal chemists and structural biologists.

 

Applicants must have a BSc in a biochemistry or related biological subject and in depth technical laboratory experience in protein expression and purification methodologies. Expertise in insect cell expression, assay development and/or knowledge of biophysical methods would be advantageous. The starting salary for the positions will be in the range £32,000 to £44,400 p.a. inclusive (based on previous experience). The position is currently funded for one year. Informal enquiries can be made via email to rob.vanmontfort@icr.ac.uk or rosemary.burke@icr.ac.uk. Closing date is 08/03/2020.

Applications will only be considered if made via the e-recruitment system on our website www.icr.ac.uk.


[Post Date: February 10, 2020]


Postbaccalaureate and postdoc position in membrane protein structure and function lab at the NIH

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Postbac position

Postbac position in my lab for two years starting from the coming summer. The NIH Postbac IRTA program provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to dofull-time research at the NIH.


For this position I am looking for someone who has experience with protein purification, has good organizational skills and work ethics, and the right mindset to pay attention to nitty-gritty details that are essential for working with membrane proteins. The candidate should apply to the NIH Postbac Program (https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta)  and get in touch with me as well.

Postbac candidates have to be US citizens or permanent residents.

Postdoctoral position EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, BETHESDA, MD AND SURROUNDING AREA

There is an open postdoctoral position for a membrane protein structure-function project in my lab at the NIH. We are currently focusing on integral membrane enzymes (Science. 2018,  doi: 10.1126/science.aao6326) and transporters of transition metal ions (J Biol Chem. 2018, doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.817478).

Position Description: 
The research group of Dr. Anirban Banerjee at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking candidates for postdoctoral fellows . The broad interests of the lab are in membrane protein structure and function. We combine structural techniques such as macromolecular crystallography and cryoEM together with biophysical and biochemical methods such as reconstitution based assays, high resolution microscopy and small molecule screening to investigate the structural bases of the mechanisms of a number of membrane proteins.

The lab has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. We have dedicated periodic access to the 22-ID beamline at the APS, for crystallographers at the NIH, as well as access to 23-ID and 24-ID beam lines at the APS. NICHD is now part of a consortium that has access to a Titan Krios on a regular basis. Our laboratory is part of the Cell Biology and Neurobiology Branch in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Qualifications:
The candidates should hold a Ph. D. degree (by the time of joining the lab), be author of at least one first author publication and have a strong background in biochemistry or structural biology. Experience with basic molecular biology, protein expression, purification and biochemical characterization are required. Prior experience in membrane protein biochemistry or mammalian expression system for protein purification will be added advantages.

It is absolutely essential the candidate is motivated and prepared to put in the best efforts for fruition of the project goals. We are a small, friendly lab and ability to work as part of a cohesive group is important.

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[Post Date: February 10, 2020]


Postdoc Princeton University

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A postdoctoral position is available at Princeton University in the laboratory of Prof. Alexei Korennykh. We work on understanding intriguing molecular mechanisms of human stress responses, immune defenses and metabolism. We use X-ray crystallography, Cryo-EM at Princeton’s state of the art facility, biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology and high-throughput RNA sequencing.

To read about our work:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=korennykh&sort=date&size=50
http://molbio.princeton.edu/labs/korennykh

Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. degree.

Favorable Qualifications: Structural Biology (X-ray or cryo-EM), Cell Biology (mammalian tissue culture, CRISPR applications, lentiviral work, RNA-seq), Biochemistry, Biophysics, RNA biochemistry, Innate Immune pathways, Translation, Signal Transduction, Metabolism, mRNA Regulation, Transcriptional regulation.

To apply for this position please send your CV and a cover letter to Alexei Korennykh (akorenny@Princeton.EDU) or to https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/index.xhtml (D-20-MOL-00009 | Molecular Biology | Research )


[Post Date: February 6, 2020]


Postdoctoral position to study Host-pathogen interactions

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Institution

Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) is a 440,000-square-foot research enterprise for Houston Methodist Hospital and is affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. HMRI is a state-of-the-art laboratory facility for basic, translational and clinical research. It is located at the center of Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. The institution is surrounded by other world-renowned institutions such as Baylor College of Medicine, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Rice University, and University of Texas Health Sciences center.

Laboratory

We are seeking a microbiologist to join the group of Muthiah Kumaraswami in the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine. The project will seek to elucidate the role of quorum sensing pathways in host-pathogen interactions and pathogen-commensal interactions. The candidate will employ a multidisciplinary approach to dissect the mechanisms of bacterial signaling pathways and understand the contribution of such signaling pathways to bacterial pathogenesis. The fellow will use a variety of genetic, biochemical, biophysical, structural, and mouse infection methods to identify novel cellular processes involved in bacterial pathogenesis with the long-term goal of targeting these processes for antibiotic development. Some of the key areas we are currently investigating include the bacterial communication pathways, bacterial sensory systems regulating metal acquisition, and vaccine development studies.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualified candidates will have (or be about to obtain) a Ph.D. degree. The candidate is expected to have experience in basic microbiology methods, animal infection studies and preferably knowledge on protein chemistry and structure. The ability to work in a team, and good organizational and communication skills in English are also desired. Applicants should send a CV with a description of current and future research interests, representative pdfs of publications, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references to: mkumaraswami@houstonmethodist.org

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[Post Date: February 5, 2020]


Postdoc University of Oklahoma

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Postdoctoral position available immediately in Singh Group at OU.

Biochemist or Structural Biologist: Seeking a highly motivated postdoc with experience in one or more biochemical techniques involving cloning, protein expression, engineering (site-directed, site-saturation and random mutation) purification, biochemical assays, X-ray crystallography, structure calculations, and functional characterization of enzymes. The ideal applicant should have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related area. The candidate should have expertise in determining X-ray structures of enzymes, functional characterization, and engineering studies for their potential as biocatalysts for drug development. If you are interested in applying, please email your CV to shanteri.singh@ou.edu

Research Overview in Singh Group

Research in the Singh laboratory lies at the interface of chemistry and biochemistry. We use tools and methods from biochemistry and structural biology to characterize new enzymes from natural product biosynthetic pathways; molecular biology techniques to engineer enzymes to generate better biocatalysts; and synthetic chemistry methods for the generation of precursors necessary for natural product diversification. The fundamental goal of research in Singh laboratory is to understand and exploit natural product enzymes for developing biologically active molecules against cancer and infectious diseases. Our lab is especially interested in exploiting the ability of late stage enzymes from natural product biosynthetic pathways for the structural diversification of complex natural products. Despite the fact that structural diversification of biologically active molecules by attaching different chemical moieties has great potential to generate new drug leads, chemical methods often suffer from selectivity and tedious purification steps. Our goal is to exploit the potential of natural product enzymes and generate chemoenzymatic-tools for facile attachment of chemical moieties in a stereo- and regio- selective fashion to complex molecules towards the generation of biologically active compounds.  


[Post Date: February 5, 2020]


Postdoc Research Associate positions at Imperial College London

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Two Post-doctoral Research Associates Imperial College London

Reference: MED01520
Closing date: 27 February 2020

We are recruiting two Research Associates in the Section of Structural Biology at South Kensington in the research group of Professor Dale Wigley:

(https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.wigley).

Duties and responsibilities

You will join a multi-disciplinary team of international researchers investigating the structures and mechanisms of chromatin modifying complexes in human DNA damage repair and cancer. We combine structural biology techniques (mainly cryoEM) with molecular biology/biochemistry to understand molecular mechanisms for DNA repair that prevent cancer in humans. Successful applicants will have proven expertise in either or both of these areas.

Essential requirements

You must hold a PhD, or equivalent, in biochemistry, enzymology or structural biology and have a demonstrated track record in conducting high quality original research. Experience at postgraduate or post-doctoral level in structural biology (crystallography or electron microscopy) and/or biochemistry is essential. Experience in expression/purification of multi-protein complexes in insect or human cells is desirable.

Further information

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Dale Wigley d.wigley@imperial.ac.uk. Visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/MED01520/research-associate to apply. For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477- £38,566 per annum. 


[Post Date: February 5, 2020]


Postdoc Brown University

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The Deaconescu Lab at Brown University has one opening for a postdoctoral researcher. The laboratory's interests lie primarily in stress responses, with particular emphasis on responses to DNA damage and the mechanochemistry of DNA-based motors. We utilize a combination of biochemical, biophysical and structural techniques. (e.g. X-ray crystallography, small-angle X-ray scattering, transmission electron microscopy). For examples of work, please see Dorich et al., Genes Dev (2019), Vemu et al. Science (2018), Le TT et al. Cell (2018), Deaconescu et al. Photochemistry and Photobiology (2017), Kutter et al. JMB (2016), Szyk et al, Cell (2014), Deaconescu et al., PNAS (2012), Szyk et al., NSMB (2012) and Deaconescu et al., TIBS (2013).

A successful candidate should have an established track-record of publications in peer-reviewed journals; solid experience with protein biochemistry (including their purification from E.coli/yeast expression, functional characterization and assay development). Prior knowledge of crystallography and/or single-particle electron microscopy is highly desirable. Must be highly motivated and work independently as well as in a team. Excellent spoken and written English are required. New Ph.D. graduates are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a CV, one page research experience summary and contact information for three references to alexandra_deaconescu@brown.edu. Salary and starting date are negotiable.   Please write Postdoctoral Candidate in the e-mail subject header.   Brown University, an Ivy League school, is located less than one hour away by train from Boston.   Lab webpage: https://deaconesculab.com


[Post Date: February 5, 2020]


Postdoctoral position at Boston Children’s Hospital

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A postdoctoral position is available immediately in Dr. Bing Chen’s laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

The ongoing projects include 1) biochemical and structural studies to elucidate molecular mechanisms of viral entry, 2) design and production of viral envelope-based immunogens, and 3) development of antiviral therapeutics.

For our our recent publications, please see https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/17396.

A strong background in protein biochemistry and/or structural biology is required. CryoEM expertise is a plus. We are particularly interested in those who are highly motivated and willing to tackle difficult problems. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references to Bing Chen (bchen@crystal.harvard.edu).


[Post Date: February 5, 2020]


Postdoc Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

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We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in X-ray crystallography, molecular biology, protein chemistry and/or biophysics. We work on biochemical and structural studies of nucleic acids manipulating proteins, including nucleases, helicases and DNA methyltransferases (see our web site: http://hyuan.imb.sinica.edu.tw/ ).

Please send applications (including CV, research experience, and at least two names and contact information for references) by email to:

Professor Hanna S. Yuan

Email: hanna@sinica.edu.tw

Institute of Molecular Biology

Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan


[Post Date: January 29, 2020]


Postdoc Protein Chemistry / Structural Biology

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We are looking for postdoc candidates with a background in protein chemistry/ structural biology.

There are two projects: One project on MHC-T-cell interactions, and diagnostics/ immunotherapy using novel sets of protein reagents that we are developing.

The other project is on making Ub system probe molecules for various targets, requiring assay development, structures in a collaborative project with the screening and medicinal chemistry teams in the Ovaa lab (http://www.ovaalab.nl)

The candidates should have a strong background in expression and purification of proteins and structural biology / X-ray crystallography.

Please direct applications to Huib Ovaa:

Prof. Dr. Huib Ovaa │ group leader chemical biology and small molecular screening │ Oncode Institute & Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) │ Department of Cell and Chemical Biology │ location T02.03 │

Einthovenweg 20 │ 2333 ZC Leiden, the Netherlands │ email: h.ovaa@lumc.nl │ phone +31 71 5268721 │website lab http://www.ovaalab.nl │ website department https://ccb.lumc.nl/


[Post Date: January 28, 2020]


Postdoc position in protein biochemistry and crystallography, University of Bayreuth, Germany

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We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher for our protein biochemistry and crystallography laboratory at the Dept. of Biochemistry at University Bayreuth, Germany. We use protein crystallography and a variety of biochemical and biophysical methods for the structural and mechanistic characterization of cellular signalling systems with relevance to aging mechanisms and aging-related diseases. We then aim to develop small molecule modulators that exploit the identified signalling mechanisms. The postdoc project will focus on deacylases of the Sirtuin family, for exemplary publications see Nat Commun. 8:1513; Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 56, 1007-1011.

Our laboratory is located in a new building at the University of Bayreuth, Germany and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for protein biochemistry, x-ray crystallography, and mass spectrometry. We offer excellent research opportunities and a stimulating environment for research in structural biology. The position is open immediately; salary base is TV-L E13.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, independent PhD with strong background in structural biology and protein biochemistry. Additional experience in molecular biology would be an asset.

Applications from severely disabled individuals with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preference. The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and we therefore especially encourage women to apply.

Applications (including CV, research experience, and two names and contact information for references) should be sent as PDF or by mail to

Prof. Dr. Clemens Steegborn

University of Bayreuth

Dept. Biochemistry, NW III
Universitaetsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth, Germany

email:  sekretariat.biochemie@uni-bayreuth.de


[Post Date: January 24, 2020]


Research Postdoctoral Scientist - Murali Lab - Structural Biology & Molecular Therapeutics

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The Murali Lab at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, is seeking a Postdoctoral scientist trained in X-ray crystallography.

The laboratory focuses on a number of immune and oncology-based protein targets and is equipped with an array of instruments including a Rigaku MicroMax 007-HF X-ray generator/RAXIS IV++ detector, SensiQ Pioneer SPR system, NanoTemper Microscale Thermophoresis and Art Robbins Gryphon and Scorpion robotics. More details about the laboratory can be found at: http://cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Research-Labs/Murali-Lab/index.aspx

Suitable candidates would possess two or more of the following skills:

1) Extensive experience in bacterial and/or insect cell expression/purification

2) Extensive experience with FPLC and HPLC for protein purification/characterization

3) Some experience using SPR and/or Microscale Thermophoresis technique for analyzing both protein-protein and protein-small molecule interactions

4) Experience in protein crystallization and structure determination by X-ray crystallography and experience in synchrotron-based structure biology experiments.

Interested candidates need to apply through the following web page:

https://jobs.cedars-sinai.edu/job/los-angeles/research-postdoctoral-scientist-murali-lab-structural-biology-and-molecular-therapeutics/252/14588858


[Post Date: January 23, 2020]


Postdoc Houston Methodist Research Institute

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Open position for a postdoctoral fellow interested in a multi-disciplinary project to study bacterial signalling pathways.

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[Post Date: January 23, 2020]


Postdoctoral Position: Biochemistry and Structural Biology of Functional RNA/Protein Complexes

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Biochemistry and Structural Biology of Functional RNA/Protein Complexes

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Yunsun Nam, in the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center to study the mechanisms of RNAs that regulate gene expression. Our laboratory has several exciting projects related to how RNA shape changes the destiny of the RNA by altering its function and specific interactions with proteins. The goal is to determine how macromolecular recognition and enzymatic regulation are accomplished, using biochemistry, structural biology, and molecular biology. The functional noncoding RNAs we study are relevant for normal development as well as diseases such as cancer, making our mechanistic work also valuable for therapeutics research. Postdoctoral scholars will have many opportunities to learn the newest methods in protein and nucleic acid biochemistry and biophysics, in addition to working in an exciting, fast evolving field in biomedical sciences. We use various approaches, including cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, molecular biology, nucleic acid and protein biochemistry, genomics with next-generation sequencing, drug discovery, and mammalian cell-based studies. Information on the UT Southwestern postdoctoral training program and benefits can be found in the Postdoc Handbook or at www.utsouthwestern.edu/postdocs. For more information, please visit www.ynamlab.org

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Experience in biochemistry (protein or nucleic acids), cell biology, genomics, and/or structural biology leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals is recommended. The position is open immediately and available for > 3 years.

Interested individuals should send a pdf file containing CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to: Yunsun Nam (yunsun.nam@utsouthwestern.edu). 

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


[Post Date: January 15, 2020]


Postdoc position protein crystallography, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany

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The Center for Structural Studies (CSS) is a central scientific research and service facility of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (www.css.hhu.de). The CSS aims for scientific tasks within all areas of structure-supplying methods at an atomic level. The CSS provides all steps as full-service as well as access to our infrastructure and scientific support for the individual experiments of all members of the HHU and external users.

In particular:

  • X-ray diffraction analysis and structure determination (MX) of proteins (in house and at synchrotrons)
  • Small-Angle-X-ray-Scattering-Analysis (SAXS) of proteins and all kinds of complexes thereof (in house and at synchrotrons)
  • Molecular Modelling and Simulation for macro- and micromolecules

In support of the MX unit we offer a postdoc position within a BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) founded project for an experienced person (100 %, EG 13 TV-L/TVöD-Bund) for 3 years, to be filled as soon as possible.

Your Qualifications

  • degree in Biochemistry, Biology or a related field and a PhD ideally in X-ray protein crystallography
  • ideally several PDB-depositions and related publications
  • good work experience in protein biochemistry, crystallization and X-ray crystallography
  • good knowledge of software packages employed in protein crystallography (esp. XDS, CCP4, coot) is a must
  • good communication skills and like to work in a multi-disciplinary team

Key Responsibilities

  • all types of crystallographic activities, including:
  • planning and performing crystallization experiments
  • collecting X-ray diffraction data (in-house generator and synchrotron beamlines)
  • processing diffraction data, including phasing (mainly MR)
  • refining protein structures following the quality criteria
  • presenting the results

 

According to the applicant’s personal qualification, employment will be based on EG 13 TV-L / EG 13 TVöD-Bund. Qualified candidates should send their complete application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact info of two references, certificates) until 15.02.2020 by e-mail (one single pdf-file <5MB) to css@hhu.de.

We are looking forward to your joining of our team!


[Post Date: January 15, 2020]


Postdoctoral Position in Structure and Function of GPCRs at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

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Postdoctoral Position in Structure and Function of G protein-coupled Opioid Receptors and Other Pain-related Targets.

A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Tao Che, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Employment will commence tentatively in early Summer 2020, exact starting date is negotiable.

The long term goal of the Che lab is to understand the structure, function and pharmacology of pain-related G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), particularly opioid receptors. Opioid receptors are GPCRs whose role in pain sensation has made them major drug targets for pain medications such as oxycodone and morphine. However, opioids have exceptionally high abuse potential and often cause fatal side effects such as respiratory arrest and death. Towards a molecular understanding of opioid receptor signaling, we employ a combination of state-of-the-art structural (X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM) and pharmacological techniques to gain an atomic-level understanding of opioid receptor activation (Cell, 2018), and leverage these data using structure-based drug design to develop novel therapeutics (Nature, 2018).

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant subject area, such as protein biochemistry, structural biology or pharmacology. Structure determination using x-ray crystallography and/or cryo-EM along with functional analysis using biochemical, biophysical and pharmacological techniques would be a plus. The ability to work in a team, as well as good communication skills, are expected.

Applications that include a brief description of research interests, as well as a CV with contact information of three references should be sent to: taoche@wustl.edu


[Post Date: January 15, 2020]


ZoBio is looking for an experienced scientist to strengthen its Structural Biology / X-ray Crystallography group in Leiden (NL)

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ZoBio (www.zobio.com) was founded in 2004 and is located in Leiden, The Netherlands. ZoBio offers innovative research services in the field of small-molecule drug discovery to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Our international team of 26 people covers four fields of expertise: Protein Engineering and Production, Assay Development and Screening, Structural Biology, and Medicinal Chemistry.

We are currently looking to strengthen our team with a highly motivated X-ray crystallographer, with a track record in protein crystallography and with experience in model building and refinement of protein – small-molecule complexes.

You will support our clients’ drug discovery programs by solving ligand-protein structures by X-ray crystallography. You will work with minimal supervision but in a highly collaborative environment within the Structural Biology team and will effectively cooperate on a per-project basis with other research groups at ZoBio. This role requires working on multiple projects simultaneously and in a rapidly evolving environment. Team spirit and excellent organization and communication skills are essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • High-throughput crystal preparation and optimization utilizing automation and robotics.
  • Data collection at synchrotron facilities.
  • High-throughput and -quality structure elucidation and interpretation of biological macromolecules in complexes with small molecules of interest.
  • Report results to the group head and prepare presentations on the structural data for the project teams and clients.
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of the state-of-the-field in X-ray crystallography and in relation to modern drug discovery challenges.

REQUIREMENTS

  • PhD in relevant field with experience in an industrial or collaborative setting.
  • Use of common structure determination software, including the CCP4 suite and Coot.
  • Hands-on experience with ligand modelling into electron density maps, and macromolecular model building and refinement in the context of Structure-Based Drug Discovery campaigns.
  • Hands-on experience in solving challenging X-ray crystallography cases (e.g. ab initio structure solution).
  • Able to work in a team in a result-driven, goal-oriented environment.

It is fully expected that you will become a permanent and integral member of the ZoBio team, after an initial period of 12 months.

A tailored remuneration package will be proposed in line with individual qualifications and experience. The position is immediately available; the evaluation and assessment of candidates will run until the position is filled but not later than the end of February 2020.

Please send your CV, motivation letter and names of potential referees at <info@zobio.com> with the subject: “Scientist position in X-ray Crystallography”.

 


[Post Date: January 15, 2020]


Postdoc Florida State University

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One postdoctoral position is available immediately in an enzymology laboratory to elucidate mechanisms of DNA/RNA synthesis, DNA lesion bypass, and base excision repair catalyzed by various human and viral DNA/RNA polymerases, and to mechanistically investigate gene editing enzymes including CRISPR/Cas9 and Cas13a. Background in structural biology (X-ray crystallography and/or CryoEM), biophysics, protein purification, and recombinant DNA techniques is preferred. An important criterion for selection will be the ability of the desired individual to pursue independent research in an active multi-disciplinary setting. Interested candidates should send a CV and a statement describing experience, goals, and reasons for the interest in this position, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Zucai Suo, Eminent Professor and Dorian and John Blackmon Chair of Biomedical Science, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Suo can be contacted by email (zucai.suo@med.fsu.edu). Further information about the research projects in the Suo Lab can be obtained from https://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=suolab.research.

Employer: Florida State University College of Medicine

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Salary: NIH guidelines for post-doctoral salaries + benefits

Discipline: Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Structural Biology, and Biomedical Sciences Position Type: Full Time Organization Type: Academia Job Type: Postdoc


[Post Date: January 14, 2020]


Senior Crystallography Scientist

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Evotec (UK) Ltd is currently seeking to add to our Structural Biology Department.  The group works closely with our Discovery Chemistry Department and with clients to develop novel small molecule drugs.  The group is at the forefront of new science and technology, and is seeking to expand as business needs grow.


[Post Date: January 14, 2020]


Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Merck (Boston MA)

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Be a part of the legacy: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program

Our Research Laboratories’ Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.

What You'll Be Doing:

The aim of the research is to better understand interactions driving PXR binding and mitigate the liability of PXR-active compounds by utilizing a structure-guided drug design approach.  More specifically, the research will involve:

  • Identification of compounds, via mining of internal data, for which small chemical structure changes result in large differences in functional PXR activation 
  • Improved characterization of the energetics underlying compound binding to PXR using biophysics techniques (e.g. ITC) with an aim to correlate measured thermodynamic parameters with functional activation and structural determinants of the identified compounds
  • Evaluation of PXR conformational flexibility and how it is affected upon compound binding through NMR and room-temperature crystallography
  • Development of an improved PXR protein construct for cocrystallization of PXR activators to provide information suitable for SBDD

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Structure/function analysis of PXR ligand binding domain with compounds demonstrated to bind and activate the receptor using existing and newly-generated structures and activity measurements
  • Collaboration with coworkers with cheminformatics, biophysical, protein expression/purification, and macromolecular structural expertise
  • Participation in scientific group meetings and other presentation opportunities, both internal and external

What You Bring:  

  • Candidates must currently hold a PhD OR receive a PhD by fall. 
  • Documented experience with at least two of the following techniques:
  • Macromolecular crystallography
  • Biomolecular NMR spectroscopy
  • Biophysical binding assessment using isothermal titration calorimetry
  • Recombinant protein expression and purification from bacterial culture
  • Primary author on at least one peer-reviewed publication in the last three years

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Macromolecular crystallography
  • Biomolecular NMR spectroscopy
  • Biophysical binding assessment techniques (e.g. ITC, SPR, FP, TSA)
  • Recombinant protein expression and purification from bacterial culture
  • Comfort working in a Linux-based computing environment
  • An open mind and a willingness to learn

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com
For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully 
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

Employee Status: Regular

Relocation: Domestic/International

VISA Sponsorship: Yes

Requisition ID:R28296


[Post Date: January 14, 2020]


Postdoc position: Computational Algorithms combining Crystallography and WAXS for Drug Discovery

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post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Grant Lab in the Department of Structural Biology at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, USA.

Our group is currently seeking postdoctoral candidates to develop novel computational algorithms combining crystallography and solution scattering to aid in drug discovery

The successful completion of the project will impact many fields from drug discovery and development to basic biological processes. An excellent opportunity for creative, out-of-the-box thinkers who are self-motivated. Candidates will have the opportunity and support to present their research findings at national and international conferences and in high-impact scientific journals. The positions are for an initial term of two years with possibilities for renewal based on performance and available funding. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications
A PhD degree in structural or computational biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency in computer programming, in particular Python. Excellent oral and written communication skills for presenting research at conferences and in scholarly journals. Background in physics or mathematics is a plus, in particular familiarity with concepts of Fourier transforms and diffraction. Experience with structural biology techniques such as crystallography and solution X-ray scattering is a plus.

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[Post Date: January 14, 2020]


Postdoctoral position in time-resolved optical spectroscopy/crystallography at the ESRF

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The European Synchrotron ESRF in Grenoble, France, will resume its activities this year after a complete machine upgrade, which will bring exciting new possibilities of experiments, in particular in time-resolved serial synchrotron crystallography (SSX). The Structural Biology Group is currently building a beamline dedicated to SSX planned to perform time-resolved experiments with a microsecond time resolution. In order to prepare these experiments, we are developing an offline setup to perform microsecond time-resolved UV-vis absorption spectroscopy experiments on protein crystals. This time-resolved setup is part of the in crystallo optical spectroscopy (icOS) Lab, (formerly known as the Cryobench , http://www.esrf.eu/home/UsersAndScience/Experiments/MX/icOS.html ), which provides various optical spectroscopic techniques (UV-vis absorption, fluorescence, Raman) that can be applied to proteins in the crystalline or solution state, before, during, or after an X-Ray diffraction experiment. We are looking for a postdoc interested in contributing to the development of the TR-icOS setup and to associated scientific projects coupling time-resolved optical spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. The successful candidate should have strong expertise in at least one of the following topics: optical spectroscopy, instrumentation, X-ray crystallography.

For further information, please email Antoine Royant, responsible of the icOS Lab (antoine.royant@esrf.fr) or Daniele de Sanctis, responsible of the SSX beamline ID29 (daniele.de_sanctis@esrf.fr).


[Post Date: January 14, 2020]


Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years) to study membrane protein transport at Umeå University, Sweden

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The Andersson lab at the department of Chemistry at Umeå University, Sweden, is looking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow (2-year fellowship, funded by the Kempe foundation) to study membrane protein transport. The Andersson lab combines time-resolved X-ray solution scattering and computer simulations to determine membrane protein dynamics and transport in the lipid environment. The overall goals are to determine structures and timing of transient protein states in the membrane.

The research spans molecular biology production, nanodisc insertion, and characterization of proteins to development work at synchrotrons MAX IV (Lund) and ESRF (Grenoble). The project can also involve computer simulation – the extent to which will depend upon the background/interest of the Fellow. The work will be performed within the context of Integrated Structural Biology (https://www.biostruct.umu.se) at Umeå University that provides seminar series as well as an exciting research environment.

Qualifications

The required qualification is a doctoral degree in chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, physics, or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent. The applicant must have practical experience and expertise from protein production and characterization. Prior experience from working with membrane proteins, nanodisc insertion, structural biology, and computer simulations are considered merits. Good knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken, is required. A suitable candidate should also be creative, have good collaboration skills, a high degree of independence and problem-solving analytical ability.

 Application

The application should include:

  •  A cover letter stating why you want to join the lab and study membrane protein transport & dynamics (maximum 1 pages). This letter must also contain your contact details.  
  •  A Curriculum Vitae including a list of peer-reviewed published articles
  •  Copies of doctoral degree certificate and other relevant degree certificates
  •  Name and contact information for two reference persons of which one should be your PhD supervisor

Send your complete application to: magnus.p.andersson@umu.se

Webpage: https://www.biostruct.umu.se/principal-investigators/magnus-andersson/


[Post Date: January 14, 2020]


Scientist 1 (Protein Sciences) - Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is a well-funded, non-profit, life science research institute that brings together three powerhouse universities – Stanford, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco – into a single collaborative technology and discovery engine. We are committed to solving some of the world’s biggest problems together: we seek to help cure, prevent or manage all human diseases by the end of the century. We find and invest in the best and brightest scientists and engineers and we seek to create an environment of true and free-flowing collaboration. We provide the best technologies and tools available – and when they don’t exist yet, we build them.

We are seeking an outstanding protein biochemist to join our Protein Sciences group within the Infectious Diseases Initiative at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. The candidate will be responsible for the development of novel methods and/or technologies that aim to design, purify and/or characterize antigens and antigen-immune molecule complexes of interest. In their role as a respected protein sciences expert at the Biohub, the candidate will also foster collaborations within the broader UCSF, UC Berkeley and Stanford communities by working closely with research associates, students and/or postdoctoral associates from all three institutes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute on a novel project in the area of antigen-immune molecule complex design, purification and/or characterization, including epitope mapping
  • Build up working collaborations with researchers at partner institutes (UCSF, UC Berkeley and Stanford) as needed, to further the objectives of the primary research project
  • Perform necessary wet lab experiments individually, or with support from Protein Sciences group members as needed.

Requirements

  • PhD (or equivalent experience) in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Immunology, Structural Biology, or related discipline
  • Expertise in the purification and characterization of challenging macromolecules and/or complexes (e.g. viral glycoproteins, antibody-antigen complexes)
  • Experience with automation (e.g. liquid handlers) and higher throughput methodologies for protein purification and/or characterization
  • Some familiarity with experimental structural biology methods, such as hydrogen-deuterium exchange (HDX) or cryo-EM, is a plus

This opportunity is full-time only. No contractors, consultancies or recruiters will be considered. CZ Biohub is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


[Post Date: January 14, 2020]


Positions available at Evotec

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There are two positions currently open to join us at Evotec Princeton within our rapidly expanding Reagents Team.

If you’re interested, please use the links below to apply for the positions through Workday:

  • Senior Scientist - Protein Purification (Princeton)

https://evotecgroup.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Evotec_Career_Site/job/Princeton/Senior-Scientist---Protein-Purification_REQ-01105

  • Research Associate - Protein Purification (Princeton)

https://evotecgroup.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Evotec_Career_Site/job/Princeton/Research-Associate_REQ-01232


[Post Date: January 9, 2020]


Postdoctoral position in Structure Function studies on Transport Proteins

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A postdoctoral position is available in the Valiyaveetil group at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. The Valiyaveetil group investigates structure and function of ion channels and transporters using a combination of unnatural amino acid mutagenesis, electrophysiology, structural biology and spectroscopy. See references [ELife (2018), 7, doi:10.7554/eLife.36478; Nat Commun. (2018), 9, 5055; PNAS (2019) 116, 15939-15946] for examples of recent research from the lab. The group is a part of the Program in Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry.

The position is suitable for a highly motivated candidate with a recent (less than 1 year) Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related discipline. The candidate will investigate glutamate transporters (and related transporters) using a combination of biochemical, spectroscopic and structural approaches. The candidate for this position should have prior experience in membrane protein biochemistry. Expertise in structure determination using crystallography or cryo-EM or in spectroscopic approaches such as fluorescence or EPR will be a plus. The position provides the candidate with a unique opportunity to enhance their skill set with the techniques for membrane protein engineering using unnatural amino acid mutagenesis.

The Valiyaveetil lab is well equipped to carry out structural and functional studies of ion channels and transporters. OHSU provides an excellent scientific environment. Portland is consistently rated as one of the most livable cities in the US.

To apply send CV, a 1-2 page description of graduate research and future research plans along with contact information for three references by email to: valiyave@ohsu.edu

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.


[Post Date: January 9, 2020]


Research Scientist/Engineer Assistant – Crystallography

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The UW Institute for Protein Design currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Assistant to support peptide and protein crystallography efforts for the IPD’s Structural Biology Core (SBC).  This person will be assigned work under general guidance and receive instruction on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. Guidance on unusual problems will be provided by IPD Faculty, other UW Faculty, or other experts in biophysical characterization and work shall be reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.

The Research Scientist Assistant – SBC will interface directly with members of other IPD Core Laboratories as well as graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in IPD Faculty Laboratories. Research activities will involve setup of crystallization trays, screening for crystal formation and growth using microscopy, operation of X-ray generation sources, and eventually training in data collection and solving structures.  The RSA SBC will grow to be an expert in protein and peptide x-ray crystallography and will therefore be of assistance in optimization of crystallization conditions and support of crystallography needs for the IPD. With the gaining of expertise, high throughput robotics, maintenance and operation of x ray sources and independent operation in crystallography projects.

In this role, ~40% of the effort will be dedicated to the setup and monitoring of crystallography trays.

Another ~20% of effort will be dedicated to maintenance and operation of liquid handling robotics.

The remaining ~40% of effort will, eventually, be dedicated to the maintenance and operation of x-ray generating sources for x-ray diffraction of peptides and proteins. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors’s Degree in Biochemistry, Biology or similar + less than 3 months of experience in related field.
  • The Research Scientist Assistant-SBC is devoted primarily to scientific research and requires a B. Sc. in a biology-related field,  with less than 3 months of experience in characterization of protein. Candidates must be capable of applying standardized scientific procedures and techniques to assignments of limited complexity, involving potentially conflicting design requirements.

Desired:
An ideal Research Scientist Assistant – SBC candidate will be someone who (i) has had experience in a laboratory setting during the undergraduate degree obtention, (ii) will use their knowledge gained in their undergraduate degree program to apply fundamental concepts, practices and procedures, (iii) follows procedures for small projects and/or major project tasks which may last years under immediate supervision, and effectively manages them under guidance and direction from project staff; interfaces with investigator peers, (iv) can provide timely and professional scientific services to a number of internal collaborators on approximately 2-3 different projects, (v) can perform tasks and methods as directed, (vi) and enjoys interacting with other scientists in a highly collaborative and fast-paced work environment.


[Post Date: January 8, 2020]


Postdoc Univeristy of California Irvine

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The Goulding lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California at Irvine seeks to recruit an outstanding postdoctoral scientist with experience and interest in structural biology and biochemistry of protein complexes. The Goulding lab focuses on iron uptake in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This position provides the opportunity for broad training in structural biology, metalloprotein biochemistry, kinetics, spectroscopy, and microbiology.

The University of California at Irvine campus is located on the beautiful Southern Californian coast-line approximately five miles from vibrant Newport Beach and Crystal Cove.   It is also approximately 40 miles from both Los Angeles and San Diego. The surrounding areas offer affordable rental housing with a short walk/ride to campus, the beach and nightlife.

Candidates must have their Ph.D. by the beginning date of the appointment in Biological Chemistry or a related discipline (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemical, and Biomedical engineering). The successful candidate will have strong experience in molecular biology, protein expression, purification, crystallization, and functional analysis. Training in X-ray crystallographer is desirable. Opportunities will exist for involvement in specific projects and co-authorship of manuscripts, and requires a two-year commitment.

The salary will follow NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows and depends on previous experience.

To apply, please send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: celia.goulding@uci.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 


[Post Date: January 8, 2020]


Postdoctoral position available in the area of Membrane Transport at Northwestern University

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The laboratory is seeking a highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral fellow position in the field of protein structural biology. The individual will join a  research team studying the structure and function of ABC transporters.  Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art facilities for x-ray crystallography, cryo-EM and protein biochemistry research.  We are approximately an hour drive to Argonne National labs (APS).

An ideal applicant would be highly motivated with strong analytical skills and enjoy working independently as well as in a collaborative environment. A strong background in structural biology, protein expression and biochemistry is a plus.  The position requires a Ph.D. in a related field and less than one year of postdoctoral experience.

Applicants should email their CV and a summary of their research experience to Dr. Heather Pinkett (h-pinkett@northwestern.edu).


[Post Date: January 7, 2020]


Postdoc & Senior Research Technician

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There are two vacancies in my laboratory at the University of Leeds, one for a postdoctoral associate working on integral membrane pyrophosphatases )Vidilaseris et al., Sci Adv 5, eaav7574 (2019), Li et al., Nat Commun 7, 13596 (2016), Kellosalo et al., Science 337, 473-76 (2012).).  And the other for a senior research technician supporting this and other membrane protein projects in the laboratory.  I can not find the vacancy code at the university website at the moment, but if you write to me, I will supply it by return email as soon as I know it.  Both positions are for three years with a start date of February 1st, or as soon as possible.


[Post Date: January 7, 2020]


Multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships available at the “Multiscale Research Institute for Complex Systems” at Fudan University of Shanghai

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The Multiscale Research Institute for Complex Systems (MRICS) at Fudan University is located at the Zhangjiang Campus of Fudan University and is supported by the Shanghai High-level Talents Program.  MRICS is strongly committed to the development of novel and effective multi-scale imaging technology that spans microscopic molecular structures all the way to macroscopic medical imaging, with the aim to provide unprecedented spatial and temporal insights into the structures and functions of living beings at all levels (molecules, cells, tissues, organs and even whole organisms). Specifically for structural biology, MRICS is equipped with a state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility that includes FEI Titan Krios with Volta phase plate, Glacios, Talos and Aquilos. MRICS is also located next to Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility for X-ray crystallography.

Our team includes Nobel laureate and international leading interdisciplinary experts.   

We have new openings for multiple postdoctoral fellows in structural biology who will mainly study important biological systems by means of cryo-electron microscopy including single-particle and tomography.  

Requirements:

The applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree (within two years of graduation) or will have a Ph.D. degree within the next six months in biology or chemistry-related fields, be devoted to excellence in scientific research, have strong sense of responsibility, and be highly motivated and hardworking.  For these positions, extensive experience in protein expression and purification is a must, while prior experience in X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM is a plus, but is not required. 

Compensation:

1)    We offer internationally competitive salary, fringe benefits and yearly bonus. The level of salary will be determined according to the applicant's experience and qualification; 

2)    Low-rent housing on campus is provided; 

3)    There are ample opportunities to collaborate with world-renown laboratories;

4)    We provide support for applying for funding opportunities whenever applicable. 

Shanghai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in China with strong economy and vibrant scientific community.

For interested applicants, please submit postdoctoral application packages (a combined pdf) including resumes, representative publications, phone numbers and email addresses of three academic referees to mrics_fd@fudan.edu.cn.

We look forward to your joining of our first-class team!


[Post Date: January 2, 2020]


Postdoctoral Position at NIH to Study Structures and Mechanisms of Cellular and Viral Noncoding RNAs and RNPs

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A postdoctoral position is available in the Structural Biology of Noncoding RNAs and Ribonucleoproteins Section, Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), NIDDK, in NIH’s vibrant main campus in Bethesda, MD near Washington DC. The lab addresses a widening gap between the accelerated discovery and functional description of the noncoding transcriptome, and the lack of structural and mechanistic understanding of complex noncoding RNAs and RNPs. We seek a new member to join our diverse group to study gene-regulatory riboswitches, highly structured viral RNAs, long noncoding RNAs and their RNP complexes. See https://www-mslmb.niddk.nih.gov/zhang/zhanglab.html for details.

The lab is part of the Earl Stadtman Investigator program for high-risk, high-impact research at the NIH intramural program consisting of 1100 labs. The lab has dedicated access to complete suites of state-of-the-art equipment in structural biology (Mosquito, Dragonfly, Rock Imager, Akta Pures, FSEC, etc., and regular synchrotron access for X-ray crystallography; Titan Krios and Glacios for single-particle Cryo-EM; SAXS, AFM, NMR, etc), cutting-edge biochemistry, biophysics (ITC, DSC, SPR, BLI, AUC, DLS, SEC-MALS, CD, fluorescence, thermophoresis, iSCAMS, etc), fermentation, advanced mass spec, genomics and sequencing, and proteomics core facilities with hands-on training or service by PhD-level staff scientists.

We apply innovative technologies to study RNA and RNP structure, dynamics, and interactions, such as rational RNA design and engineering, RNA cryo-EM, XFEL, ultrafast SAXS/WAXS, single-molecule fluorescence, crosslinking-mass spec., etc. Ongoing projects include structural and mechanistic elucidations of the T-box riboswitches in bacteria and Gcn2 kinase in eukaryotes in cellular stress responses. A second area addresses how numerous viral and host structured noncoding RNAs differentially manipulate immune protein activities such as PKR. For details refer to recent publications:

Suddala K.C & Zhang, J. (2019) High-affinity recognition of specific tRNAs by an mRNA anticodon-binding groove, Nat. Struct. & Mol. Biol., 26, 1114–1122.

Li S. et al., & Zhang, J. (2019) Structural basis of amino acid surveillance by higher-order tRNA-mRNA interactions, Nat. Struct. & Mol. Biol., 26, 1094–1105.

Hood, I.V. et al., & Zhang, J. (2019). Crystal structure of an Adenovirus Virus-Associated RNA, Nat. Commun. 10:2871

Incoming fellows are also encouraged to bring your own ideas that you could develop into research programs that you can then take to your independent PI positions. The NIH, NIDDK, and LMB are committed to the continued education and career development of trainees through numerous courses and workshops offered by OITE, FAES, and NIDDK.

Requirements: Interested candidates must have received (or be expecting) a Ph.D. or M.D. within the past five years in molecular biology, structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related discipline, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be strongly self-motivated to participate in and design innovative and rigorous research projects. Prior experiences in structural biology are not required.

To apply: Please email a cover letter indicating preferred start date, CV, a brief summary of research interests, accomplishments, and career goals, and names and contact information for at least three references to: Dr. Jinwei Zhang, Email: jinwei.zhang@nih.gov. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. DHHS/NIH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


[Post Date: December 23, 2019]


Postdoc Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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We have a call for a two years postdoc (24k€ a year) for candidates holding a PhD and with experience in protein purification (experience in cloning is desirable but not strictly required) to carry out:

Protein purification and crystallization, structural and functional characterization of enzymes,.

Within the project: “SupErA - Siderophore mediated iron uptake in Erwinia amylovora and Aspergillus fumigatus. Towards new strategies in plant and human health”

you will be involved in the characterization of the biosynthetic enzymes from the human pathogen A. fumigatus and be part of a collaborative effort between the University of Bolzano, the Medical University of Innsbruck (professor Hubertus Haas) and the Centre for Integrated Biology, University of Trento (professor Sheref Mansy) to develop new molecules to be used in therapy/diagnostics of both the human and the plant pathogen.

Bolzano is located in the Dolomites area offering many hiking, climbing and skiing opportunitie.


[Post Date: December 20, 2019]


Biochemistry/Crystallographer FoRx Therapeutics

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FoRx Therapeutics is a recently incorporated privately-held company based in Basel, Switzerland. It is backed by a syndicate of investors that include the Novartis Venture Fund, Pfizer Ventures, M Ventures, Omega Funds and LSP Venture Capital. FoRx Therapeutics focuses on drugging key molecular targets involved in the DNA Replication Stress, as a new approach in the development of targeted anticancer drugs.

We are seeking a Biochemist/Crystallographer to crystallize protein-drug complexes.

Requirements are a PhD in Biochemistry, Structural Biology or related Field. Postdoc experience is optional. First author publication in a relevant journal is required.

The successful candidate for this position will be a highly motivated individual who can communicate effectively, contribute beyond their strict discipline, be flexible and responsive to the changing needs of a dynamic entrepreneurial organization and fit well in small agile biotech team.

FoRx Therapeutics encourages and supports a diverse work environment as an Equal Opportunity Employer, offers a stimulating work environment and a competitive compensation package.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, along with a Curriculum Vitae to: hr@forxtherapeutics.com 


[Post Date: December 20, 2019]


Molecular Sciences Group Positions at Astex

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Astex has multiple positions open within the Molecular Sciences group based in Cambridge, UK.

Software developer/X-ray crystallography: http://astx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Xray-Software-Developer.pdf

Structural biologist/protein scientist: http://astx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Structural-Biologst-MAT-cover.pdf

Software developer/X-ray crystallography (sustaining innovation PDRA): http://astx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SI-Post-Doc-2019-Mol-Sci.pdf

Interested candidates should liaise with the HR department (email address can be found in the adverts).


[Post Date: December 20, 2019]


Research Assistant, Associate, or Postdoctoral Fellow

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A NIH (5 year budget) funded position for post-doctoral fellow is open in the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, in the lab of David Mueller,  for the study of the structure and function of the yeast ATP synthase and that of the protein defective in the juvenile form of Batten disease, Cln3.  We use a combination of x-ray crystallography and cryo-EM, with molecular biology, protein expression and purification, and yeast genetics.  Experience in biochemistry, including protein expression and purification is essential.   See this site to apply and for application details.


[Post Date: December 18, 2019]


Funded Biochemistry Technician Position in Marseille

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Context. A funded full-time Ingenieur d’Etudes position (A*MIDEX) is available in the new team of Elsa Garcin (Professor at AMU starting in January 2020, Chaire d’Excellence A*MIDEX; Adjunct Associate Professor at UMBC: https://sites.google.com/a/umbc.edu/garcinlab/) in the Laboratoire d’Information Génomique et Structurale (IGS), a CNRS/AMU laboratory located on the Luminy Campus of Aix-Marseille University. The IGS is a dynamic lab led by Chantal Abergel and a world-renowned expert in giant virus research (https://www.igs.cnrs-mrs.fr/les-publications/). Giant virus discovery was revolutionary for the field of virology, as they revived old debates about the concept of virus, their position in the tree of life, their biology, and the role they may have played in the emergence of life on earth. Characterizing new metabolic pathways in these viruses may therefore provide new clues about chemical and biological processes at the origin of life. The primary goal of the candidate will be to participate in the A*MIDEX Chaire d’Excellence Project “Structural Biochemistry of Novel Metabolic Pathways in Giant Viruses” led by Elsa Garcin.

Tasks. The principal activity of the successful candidate will be to conceive and perform experiments under the guidance and supervision of the project leader and in close collaboration with other team members. Learning new techniques specific to this project will be required. All results will be reported in lab notebooks, discussed with the project leader, and presented at lab meetings. English or French required.

Experience and skills. We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized, and motivated candidate. The successful candidate will have expertise in molecular biology, bacterial and/or eukaryotic protein expression, and protein purification. Mastering of basic lab techniques in molecular biology (PCR, cloning, site-directed mutagenesis) and biochemistry (protein production, purification, SDS-PAGE, Western blot) is required. Cell biology experience is a plus, but not required.

Constraints, risks. The successful candidate will work on projects depending heavily on cell biology and structural biology. The candidate will produce and purify proteins and complexes for structural studies by crystallography, small-angle x-ray scattering, electron microscopy, and NMR. Accordingly, the candidate will perform experiments with the non-pathogenic bacteria Escherichia coli. In addition, the candidate will perform experiments with the giant virus host, Acanthamoeba castellanii, and associated virus (Mimivirus, Megavirus, …). Work with these organisms will require strict adherence to safety protocols already in place at the IGS.

How to apply: Interested applicants should send their application by email to Elsa Garcin (garcin@igs.cnrs-mrs.fr), including a cover letter describing their motivation for joining the team, and curriculum vitae. They should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly by email to Elsa Garcin (garcin@igs.cnrs-mrs.fr). Review of application materials will begin January 1st 2020.

Aix-Marseille University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Contract:

Start date: March 1st, 2020

Contract type: CDD Technique/Administratif

Duration: 12 months (renewable depending on results for a maximum of 33 months total)

Salary: salary will be calculated based on the successful candidate’s experience

Location: IGS, UMR7256 AMU/CNRS, Parc scientifique de Luminy, 163 avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille, France Minimum level required: Bac+5 (Master 2 level)


[Post Date: December 18, 2019]


Funded Postdoctoral Position in Marseille

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Postdoctoral position in Structural Biology of Giant Viruses Context. A funded postdoctoral position (A*MIDEX) is available in the new team of Elsa Garcin (Professor at AMU starting in January 2020, Chaire d’Excellence A*MIDEX; Adjunct Associate Professor at UMBC: https://sites.google.com/a/umbc.edu/garcinlab/) in the Laboratoire d’Information Génomique et Structurale (IGS), a CNRS/AMU laboratory located on the Luminy Campus of Aix-Marseille University. The IGS is a dynamic lab led by Chantal Abergel and a world-renowned expert in giant virus research (https://www.igs.cnrs-mrs.fr/les-publications/). Giant virus discovery was revolutionary for the field of virology, as they revived old debates about the concept of virus, their position in the tree of life, their biology, and the role they may have played in the emergence of life on earth. Characterizing new metabolic pathways in these viruses may therefore provide new clues about chemical and biological processes at the origin of life.

Goals. The postdoctoral project aims at deciphering novel metabolic pathways in giant viruses, and is focused on structure-function studies of giant virus proteins. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of bioinformaticians, cell biologists, virologists, protein chemists, and structural biologists. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with partner labs (IBS Grenoble, spectroscopy; BIP, EPR) and groups and platforms at the Institut de Microbiologie de la Mediterannée (EPR, Proteomics, Microscopy, Biophysics).

Required education, experience, and skills. We are looking for a highly motivated, scientifically independent and creative fellow, who can contribute to a team environment. To be eligible for this postdoctoral position, candidates must have completed their PhD within the last two to five years at the start of the contract. A PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, protein expression and purification. Prior research experience in at least one of the following areas is mandatory: protein or RNA biochemistry, x-ray crystallography, and electron microscopy. Experience with anaerobic techniques is a plus, but not required. Candidates should have strong communication skills, the ability to conduct research independently, to prepare manuscripts and presentations, and the ability and willingness to work with graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory. Working language is English; knowledge of French is not required.

How to apply: Interested applicants should send their application by email to Elsa Garcin (garcin@igs.cnrs-mrs.fr), including a cover letter describing their current and future research interests and motivation for joining the team, and curriculum vitae with complete publication list. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by email to Elsa Garcin (garcin@igs.cnrs-mrs.fr). Review of application materials will begin January 1st 2020.

Aix-Marseille University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Start date: March 1st, 2020

Duration: 12 months (renewable depending on results for a maximum of 33 months total)

Salary: salary will be calculated based on the successful candidate’s experience

Location: IGS, UMR7256 AMU/CNRS, Parc scientifique de Luminy, 163 avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille, France

Contact information: Elsa D Garcin (garcin@igs.cnrs-mrs.fr)


[Post Date: December 18, 2019]


NIH-Funded Post-Doctoral Position at the University of Illinois to Study the Ribosome Structure

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NIH-Funded Post-Doctoral Position in Structural Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to Study the Structure and Function of the Ribosome

The Polikanov Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago (IL, USA) is looking for a talented, skillful, and highly motivated researcher to fill the available NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Scholar position to study the structure and function of the bacterial ribosome.

The research in the Polikanov Laboratory is focused on understanding the basic principles of protein synthesis in bacteria, the modes of action of ribosome-targeting antibiotics, and the mechanisms of drug resistance at a structural level. More information about Dr. Polikanov research can be obtained from the most recent publications (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/yury.polikanov.1/bibliography/50395623/public/?sort=date&direction=descending) or found on the web-page (https://bios.uic.edu/bios/people/faculty/yury-polikanov). The successful candidate will be involved in the determination of high-resolution structures of ribosome functional complexes with various protein translation factors, tRNAs, and antibiotics using macromolecular X-ray crystallography and potentially cryo-EM techniques.

Basic qualifications:

  • PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field;
  • Practical skills with the most standard methods currently used in molecular biology, and biochemistry (such as protein expression, purification);
  • Experience in structural biology (cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography);
  • Experience in RNA biology field is desired;

The successful candidate is also expected to:

  • Act independently in terms of planning and executing the experiments;
  • Compile, analyze, and prepare data for publications;
  • Assist with training of graduate and undergraduate students.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send their CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references directly to Dr. Yury Polikanov at yuryp@uic.edu. In the cover letter, the applicant should describe how his/her previous research accomplishments and scientific interests fit with the scope of the research in the Polikanov research group.

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[Post Date: December 18, 2019]


Scientist - Structure Based Protein Engineer - Lonza, Cambirdge, United Kingdom

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We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled (Senior) Scientist with experience in Structure-based Protein Engineering and Bioinformatics to join Lonza's Applied Protein Services (APS) Bioinformatics team based in Cambridge, UK.

Key responsibilities:

- The successful candidate will work on multiple customer projects focusing on in silico assessments and computational design of diverse proteins.

- You will gain experience on our proprietary platforms for antibody humanisation and deimmunisation, immunogenicity (Epibase) and manufacturability risk assessments to enhance the developability of potential biotherapeutics.

- The role involves working with customers ranging from small biotech to big pharma.

- Additionally, you will contribute to the development of innovative technologies to optimize proteins for the manufacturing processes.

Key requirements:

- PhD or equivalent in Structural Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Bioinformatics preferably with experience in industry.

- Highly experienced in protein structural analysis with emphasis on homology modeling and protein structure-based design. Strong understanding of molecular interactions is essential.

- Familiar with biomolecular simulation techniques, including molecular dynamics.

- Experienced working in Linux environment and scripting (knowledge of Python is essential; Perl is an advantage).

- Ability to generate high quality reports and promote effective communication with the customer.

- Advanced analytical and critical problem-solving skills, combined with scientific creativity.

- Interest in continuous improvements of processes by integrating innovative solutions.

- Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently with minimal supervision.

- Fluency in written and oral English, and strong, written, oral communication skills.


[Post Date: December 17, 2019]


SFX PostDoc ASU, Tempe, Arizona

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We are currently looking for a new PostDoc to join our serial crystallography data analysis team at Arizona State University. For more information please see the job posting at https://apply.interfolio.com/69791 or contact John Spence, John.Spence@asu.edu

To apply, please send electronically to  http://apply.interfolio.com/69791 the following materials:  (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, (c) a publication list, (d) a detailed summary of research experience and interests, and (e) 3 reference letters. 


[Post Date: December 9, 2019]