Postdoctoral Fellow in Identification and Characterization of Mycobacteria

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Identification and Characterization of Mycobacteria

Job Title:      Postdoctoral Fellow in Identification and Characterization of Mycobacterial Protein Targets

Application Deadline:     6/15/2012

Job Description
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany) and the outstations are in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).

Applications are invited for research projects of the Wilmanns group ( in the new European consortium GoMoA with partners from Spain, France and Germany. The key aim of this network is to identify and to characterize protein targets from Mycobacterium tuberculosis for lead compounds against tuberculosis that already have been validated by an industrial partner. The objective of our group is to contribute to the identification of protein targets, in collaboration with the group of Dr. John Overington from the EMBL-EBI Unit in Cambridge (UK), and on their biochemical and structural characterization. This novel research direction will complement our record in M. tuberculosis structural biology and functional characterization. The fellow is expected to carry out and to coordinate experiments in functional and subsequent structural characterization of protein targets from M. tuberculosis.

Qualifications and Experience:
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, proven record of scientific accomplishments, international experience, scientific ambition and excellent communication skills, and demonstrated expertise in protein chemistry (molecular biology, heterologous expression, protein purification) and biochemistry (purified proteins, cell-based assays). Complementary expertise in the following fields would be advantageous: bio/chemi-informatics, biophysical methods, structural biology.
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.
Contact:      HR Officer
HR Recruitment
EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory)
Meyerhofstrasse 1
Heidelberg,  69117

Deadline:  6/15/2012

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