Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Post-doctoral Research Associate - Protein Biochemistry

The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Application deadline: 15 Feb 2019

Exceptional opportunity for an innovative and motivated post-doc to work with a multi-disciplinary team of researcher on a 3 year full time appointment.

Faculty of Science, School of Molecular Sciences, The University of Western Australia

Working within the Plant Biological Chemistry laboratory within the School of Molecular Sciences, you will be reporting to Associate Professor Joshua MyIne. The laboratory is comprised of a mix of protein biochemists, geneticists and bioinformaticians, forming a multi-disciplinary team environment undertaking a diverse range of plant biochemistry, protein evolution and chemistry research projects.

In this position, you will be responsible to undertake innovative laboratory-based research to identify and study novel herbicide targets. You will use biochemical (e.g. recombinant proteins, protein crystallography, enzyme assays) approaches to further our understanding. The successful appointee will be encouraged to develop their own research ideas along the lines of the research interests of the group, and to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary environment of the Plant Biological Chemistry Laboratory, the School of Molecular Sciences and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

- PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related discipline
- Experience in recombinant protein production
- Experience in protein biochemistry, enzymology, structural enzymology, protein crystallography, chemical biology, structural biology (preferred)
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently and within a team
- Good computing and data management skills
- Experience preparing manuscripts for publication in international journals and supervising students

For more information regarding the position or a confidential discussion, please contact: Associate Professor Joshua Mylne, School of Molecular Sciences, email: 

Full details of UWA job #502578 can be found via this link

Applications close 15 February 2019

Perth, Australia

Post-doctoral Research Associate - Protein Biochemistry