Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biochemistry and Structural Biology of Microtubule Nucleation

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 08 Aug 2012

A post-doctoral position is available in Dr. Ken Sawin’s laboratory, in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, to study the molecular mechanisms of microtubule nucleation. The project will involve in vitro functional reconstitution and structural analysis of the fission yeast gamma-tubulin complex and the associated Mto1/2 complex, using purified/recombinant proteins and protein complexes

Applicants should have a PhD, or will shortly obtain a PhD, and a strong background in protein purification, as demonstrated by publications. Internal motivation, enthusiasm and communication skills are essential, as is the desire to learn new methods (e.g., single-molecule EM, mass spectrometry). A background in cytoskeleton and/or structural biology is helpful but not essential. Although the laboratory works primarily with fission yeast, a background in yeast cell biology or genetics is not important for this position.

To apply, visit and enter vacancy reference number 3015902. More details about the position and the materials required for submitting an application can then be found by clicking on “further information” on the resulting webpage.

Informal enquiries can be made to But please note that any formal application must be made via the University website. Applications received after the deadline may or may not be considered. Further information about the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology can be found at