Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Postdoctoral Position

University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Application deadline: 07 Feb 2014

Our group at the Faculty of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine, Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Finland, has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow (or an excellent PhD student). Our project focuses on the structure and function of proteins involved in the formation of the vertebrate myelin sheath. Our research covers both high-resolution structure determination of individual proteins and complexes, as well as the binding of these molecules to lipid membranes and the analysis of multilayered membrane assembllies. A multidisciplinary approach is used to link the structural information from single molecules to the properties of the multilayered myelin membrane. As methods we use e.g. X-ray crystallography, X-ray and neutron scattering/diffraction, NMR, electron microscopy, computational methods, and several other biophysical techniques. 
The exact research project will be planned in detail, once a suitable candidate has been found. Possible projects range from high-resolution structural biology on nervous system proteins and complexes to studies on the structure and dynamics of multilayered membranes. Hands-on and theoretical experience in protein chemistry, structural biology, biophysics, simulations of biomolecular systems, and/or cell biology will be highly advantageous. The ability to work independently and within a group, as well as the willingness to supervise junior colleagues, will be expected. Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required. Initial funding for 1 year is available; extension will be possible upon favourable funding decisions.
Applications, including CV, publication list, and contact details for 2-3 references should be sent by email to Screening of applications will begin immediately.