Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Postdoctoral Scientist: molecular mechanism of membrane proteins involved in lipids translocation

University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Application deadline: 31 Mar 2020

The Perez Lab is looking to recruit a postdoctoral scientist to study the molecular mechanism of membrane proteins involved in lipids translocation.

The group employs a combination of structural biology techniques, in particular cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography, and state-of-the-art biochemical/biophysical techniques.

Biozentrum offers a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary research including and beyond Structural Biology & Biophysics. The group collaborates intensively with teams in the area of infection biology, and in the core-facilities for electron microscopy, proteomics, and biophysics.

An enthusiastic scientist pursuing an academic career with a passion for solving challenging problems in biology is sought. Postdoc candidates should have obtained their Ph.D. recently or expect to complete their Ph.D. soon and are expected to have demonstrated their scientific excellence by at least one published or upcoming first-author paper.

Ideal candidates are trained in state-of-the-art structural biology using cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography or have specific prior experience in membrane proteins biochemistry. Experience in eukaryotic protein production, production of nanobodies and/or Fab fragments is a plus.

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading institutes worldwide for molecular and biomedical basic research and teaching. It is home to more than 30 research groups with scientists from over 40 countries. Research at the Biozentrum focuses on the areas of Cell Growth & Development, Infection Biology, Neurobiology, Structural Biology & Biophysics, and Computational & Systems Biology. With its more than 500 employees, the Biozentrum is the largest department at the University of Basel’s Faculty of Science. The Biozentrum is dedicated to excellence in research and education and provides outstanding training and career development support for Postdocs.

Basel is an international city with people from 150 nations. Located on the border where three countries meet - Switzerland-Germany-France -, it is Europe’s most important life sciences hub. Basel provides a high standard of living and a rich and varied cultural atmosphere.

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Basel, Switzerland

Postdoctoral Scientist: molecular mechanism of membrane proteins involved in lipids translocation