We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated postdoc with an interest in working on sugar transporting membrane transporters and preferably with a proven track record in the area of structural and/or functional analysis of membrane proteins.
The position will be open from summer 2020, but starting date is negotiable. Funding is available for at least 2 years of employment, with an automatic extension possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years.
The position seeks to strengthen ongoing activities in the laboratory of Bjørn P. Pedersen on structure, related to the function and mechanism of sugar-transporting membrane proteins (pedersenlab.dk). The laboratory's interest is the interplay between structure and function of transmembrane transport processes with a focus on metabolite uptake systems, and the methods uses are primarily crystallography, cryo-EM and biochemistry. The group is part of the Section of Structural Biology at Aarhus University.
A successful candidate has a relevant Ph.D. degree and a solid and documented background in structural biology, biochemistry and/or biophysics. Experience with membrane protein expression and purification is favored, and the candidate must demonstrate an ability and interest to work with membrane proteins with a structural aim. Applicants should be ambitious, show strong collaborative skills, and be able to take initiatives and responsibility within the work environment.
The successful candidate is offered:
- access to a well-developed research infrastructure
- a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
- a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
- a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance
In Aarhus you have easy access to beautiful nature, an exciting culture and city life as well as a safe environment for children - a great place for the whole family. The city of Aarhus has everything you need: exciting national and international jobs, delightful residential areas, a rich cultural life, and beautiful surrounding landscape of woods and coastline that make Aarhus a wonderful place to live and work.
All applications must be made online and received by 2 April 2020.