Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Post-Doctoral Position in Structural Biology

Paris, France
Application deadline: 20 Sep 2013

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Dr. Carine Tisne at the Laboratory of Biological Crystallography and NMR of the University Paris Descartes, jointly with the group of Dr. Ciaran Condon at the Laboratory of Microbial Gene Expression (CNRS UPR9073) of the Instititut de Biologie Physico-Chimique. We are studying the structure, function and folding of RNA and their complexes using NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography, together with complementary biophysical methods. The postdoctoral research project focusses on the processing of the 5' and 3' ends of 5S rRNA in Gram-positive bacteria using solution NMR and X-ray crystallography as the main techniques. An integral part of our projects is the use and development of state-of-the art preparative, biochemical and NMR techniques. The position is  for a two-year  term contract  (one year  in  each  team). We offer  an  exciting  and enthusiastic work environment together  with  a stimulating location at the  center of Paris  (close to  “Jardin  du Luxembourg”). Facilities  for structural biology include 600 MHz Bruker spectrometer equipped with cryoprobe. A new 700  MHz spectrometer will be installed in 2014. We also have access to high-field NMR spectrometers through  the French TGIR and regular access to synchroton beamtime at either the ESRF or SOLEIL as Beam Time Allocation Group member. The ideal start date  for the position would be October 2013.

Applications and informal queries about the labs and research projects  should be  directed by  email  to Carine  Tisne ( Ciaran Condon ( Applications  must include a letter of motivation summarizing  current and future  research  interests, a CV, list of publications and letters  of recommendation from  at least two references.


Interested candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics or Structural Biology. Expertise in NMR spectroscopy and/or Xray crystallography is mandatory. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, creative and capable of independent research in a two-team envitonment (10 minute walk between the labs).