MASARYK UNIVERSITY

Postdoc in Protein Structural Biologist

Location
Brno, Czech Republic
Posted
14 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2019
Ref
44269
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX)Faculty of Science

Deadline 15 Feb 2019

Start date upon agreement

We are seeking for a highly motivated scientist for EU-funded postdoctoral position in protein structural biology for experimental team at Loschmidt Laboratories, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (https://loschmidt.chemi.muni.cz/peg/).

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Perform protein expression, purification and biophysical characterization
  • Design and perform protein crystallization experiments
  • Collect X-ray diffraction data and determine protein-ligand complex structures
  • Adapt emerging structural techniques (nanocrystallography and cryo-EM)
  • Work in an inspiring and highly collaborative environment
  • Opportunities for further training, competitive salary and benefits package

PROFILE OF CANDIDATE:

  • Ph.D. in structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or biophysics
  • Experience with protein expression and purification
  • Previous experience with protein structural techniques (crystallography or cryo-EM)
  • Experience with biophysical and biochemical protein characterization
  • Willingness to learn new techniques (time-resolved crystallography or cryo-EM)
  • Ability to develop new concepts, goal-oriented and problem-solving skills
  • Good proficiency in English

APPLICATIONS:

Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter

Two letters of recommendation

Send your application to Jitka Sedlackova at jitkasedlackova@mail.muni.cz.

SELECTED PAPERS:

  • J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140: 17999, 2018   ACS Catalysis 8: 9420, 2018
  • J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137: 4988, 2015   ACS Catalysis 6: 7597, 2016
  • Chem. Rev. 113: 5871, 2013    Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 19: 8, 2014

Angewandte Chemie 52: 1959, 2013  Nature Chem. Biol. 10: 428, 2014

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