Postdoctoral Fellow in NMR of Macromolecular Complexes @ Heidelberg, Germany
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 a post-doc position in the group of Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy in the Structural and Computational Biology Unit at the EMBL in Heidelberg.
The research work will focus on studying the structural basis for the functional mechanisms of RNA/protein complexes involved in RNA metabolisms and regulation. Next to NMR, other techniques, such as small angle scattering, electron microscopy and mass spectrometry will be used.
The NMR facility at the EMBL features 800 MHz, 700 MHz and 600 MHz spectrometers equipped with cryoprobes. The 700 MHz spectrometer is equipped with two MAS probeheads for solid-state NMR applications. In the Structural and Computational Biology Unit a broad range of techniques, such as X-ray crystallography, single particle electron microscopy, EM tomography, single molecule light microscopy and molecular modelling, are used to describe biological systems at various levels of spatial and temporal resolution.
Excellent resources (2000 core cluster) and extensive expertise are available in the area of computation. The EMBL offers excellent opportunities for training in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.
Qualifications and Experience
Applicants should hold a Ph.D degree and should have received outstanding training in either solution or solid-state NMR spectroscopy applied either to protein or nucleic acids. A solid publication record, strong motivation and excellent scientific skills are essential, as well as willingness to work in a team.
Closing Date: 19 February 2012