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 (email@example.com)or Ciaran Condon (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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).