We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join Dr Murray Stewart's Structural Cell Biology group. You will use a combination of structural, biochemical and molecular approaches to establish the molecular mechanism of mRNA nuclear export and to determine the molecular basis for the formation and disassembly of export-competent mRNP particles.
You should have a PhD in a Biological subject.
The successful applicant will have practical experience in X-ray crystallography, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, especially with respect to determining the structure of proteins, growing crystals, determining binding constants, expressing proteins in bacteria, and site-directed engineering of mutants. Experience in nuclear transport or yeast Cell Biology and having a strong publication record, with at least one first-author paper in a peer-reviewed journal, would also be advantageous.
The successful applicant will be awarded an MRC Career Development Fellowship, which is a three year training and development position for a postdoctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies or is moving into a new research discipline.
Your salary is supported by 30 days' annual leave entitlement, an optional MRC final salary pension scheme and excellent on site sports and social facilities.
Closing Date: Monday 27 Jun 2011
Further information can be obtained from Dr Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
The documents below are provided in Microsoft Word format.
Job Description & Person Specification - IRC23438.doc
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