Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Protein Crystallography

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
Monday, 21 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Ref
498123
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The School of Medical Sciences (SoMS) is the largest School within UNSW Medicine, and one of the largest at UNSW. The School is based largely within the Wallace Wurth (Medicine) Building on the Kensington campus, but also includes the Museum of Human Disease in the Samuels Building and the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic on High Street, Randwick.

The role of Postdoctoral Fellow is an exciting opportunity to work closely with senior researchers and provide support across a number of ongoing projects in various areas of the research. The successful applicant will drive a research project in the Jacques group, experimentally support other students and researchers in the group, help define and drive new research directions aligned with the overall goals of the group and the single molecule science unit.

Specifics about the roles:

  • 2 positions available, specific areas of research:
    • Cryo-Electron Microscopy
    • Protein Crystallography
  • Both will be: 1 Year, Fixed term Full time opportunity
  • Academic Level A: $76, 570 – $102, 092 (+ 9.5% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based

About the successful applicants:

To be successful in the Cryo-Electron Microscopy role you will have:

  • PhD in structural biology or related discipline
  • Demonstrated expertise in cryo-electron tomography and/or single particle cryo-electron microscopy sample preparation, data acquisition, and structural analysis
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in recombinant protein production and purification techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in virology, particularly HIV methodologies
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques
  • Proven track record in publishing scientific research papers and demonstrated experience in grant writing and ethics submissions.

To be successful in the Protein Crystallography role you will have:

  • PhD in structural biology or related discipline
  • Demonstrated expertise in protein crystallisation
  • Demonstrated experience in single crystal X-ray diffraction data collection using both ‘in-house’ X-ray diffractometers and synchrotron beamlines
  • Demonstrated experience in macromolecular structure determination and refinement including anomalous dispersion and molecular replacement methodologies
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in recombinant protein production and purification techniques
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in virology, particularly HIV methodologies
  • Proven track record in publishing scientific research papers and demonstrated experience in grant writing and ethics submissions.

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the relevant position description in your application. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

Contact: Dr David Jacques - Scientia Fellow, Single Molecule Science

E: d.jacques@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 11 pm, 15th January 2020

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