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Title: Postdoc Structural Biology GSK
Website: https://tinyurl.com/yc4uhqpy

At GSK in Rockville, MD, USA, we have an opening for a Structural Biologist/Post Doctoral Investigator with interests and experience in vaccine research (requisition ID: WD159275). Anyone interested to apply can do so by visiting this link above.

Applications will be accepted only through the page at the link above, and some details are provided below:

Basic qualifications:
• PhD in structural biology or virology plus 0-2 years of work experience
• At least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal
• Fluency in English, spoken and written
• Must be proficient in structural biology, specifically X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM

Preferred qualifications:
• 2 plus years of work experience with PhD in Structural Biology
• Strong track-record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, including at least one as first author
• Experience working in structural virology and structure-based vaccine design
• Experience with epitope mapping and prediction.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to collaborate in multiple project work streams
• Experience in structural virology and structure-based vaccine design strongly preferred.

Examples of relevant publications:

- Malito et al 2013. Finding epitopes with Computers. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chembiol.2013.10.002
- Malito et al 2015. Protein Crystallography in Vaccine Research and Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms160613106
- Liljeroos et al 2015. Structural and Computational Biology in the Design of Immunogenic Vaccine Antigens http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/156241
- Lopez-Sagaseta et al 2016. Self-assembling protein nanoparticles in the design of vaccines http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csbj.2015.11.001
- Lopez-Sagaseta et al 2018. Crystal structure reveals vaccine elicited bactericidal human antibody targeting a conserved epitope on meningococcal fHbp http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-02827-7
- Malito et al 2018. From recognition to execution — the HCMV Pentamer from receptor binding to fusion triggering https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coviro.2018.05.004

[Post Date: July 03, 2018]

Title: Postdoc Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland
Website: https://tinyurl.com/yb7x79po

The Maier Lab is looking to recruit postdoctoral scientists to study giant multienzymes, regulatory complexes and metabolic regulation.

We employ a combination of structural biology techniques, in particular cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography and XL-MS at state-of-the-art level to resolve the architecture of large protein assemblies. Additionally, we aim to visualize dynamics of multienzyme factories and transient regulatory interactions in eukaryotic cells.

For an overview of recent research in our team, cf. Science 351, 48-52 (2016), Nature 531, 533-537(2016); Nat Chem Biol 14, 474-479 (2018), Curr Opin Struct Biol 49, 177-189 (2018); Nature 558, 470-474 (2018). For more information, follow @MaierLab on Twitter or visit www.biozentrum.unibas.ch/maier.

Our group is embedded in the focal area “Structural Biology & Biophysics”, which offers a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary research. We collaborate intensely with teams in the areas of cellular signaling and infection biology. Excellent in-house facilities for electron microscopy, proteomics, imaging, biophysics, and large-scale computing support research and training.

We are looking for enthusiastic scientists who share our dedication to solving challenging problems in biology. Postdoc candidates should have obtained their PhD recently or expect to complete their PhD soon and are expected to have demonstrated their scientific excellence by at least one strong published or upcoming first author paper.

Ideal candidates are trained in state-of-the-art structural biology of large assemblies using cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography or have specific prior experience in mTOR signaling or polyketide synthase biology. Experience in eukaryotic protein production, multi-scale modelling, super-resolution microscopy or single-molecule experiments 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.

Please visit www.biozentrum.unibas.ch/maier for more information and a link to the online application portal. Informal inquiries via e-mail to timm.maier@unibas.ch are welcome.

[Post Date: July 02, 2018]

Title: Postdoc EMBL Hamburg
Website: https://www.embl-hamburg.de/jobs/searchjobs/index.php?ref=HH_00144

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join our efforts in structure-based search of new drug leads. If you have experience in macromolecular crystallography, sample preparation and scientific programming, and interested in this position, please refer to the job description and application instructions at the link.

The closing date for applications is 12th August 2018.

[Post Date: July 02, 2018]

Title: Postdoc Utrecht University

Two 2.5-year ERC-funded post-doctoral positions and one 4-year PhD student positions are currently available in the group of Piet Gros on structural, biophysical and biochemical studies of the human complement system.

I am looking for highly motivated and talented researchers. Post-doc candidates with proven expertise in structural biology/protein biochemistry (PD1) or membrane biology/lipid biochemistry (PD2) are asked to apply. Candidates for the PhD position must have a MSc degree in molecular life science, (bio)chemistry, biophysics or (molecular and cellular) biology.

The Bijvoet Center Biomolecular Research at the Utrecht University offers a collaborative environment and state-of-the-art infrastructure (e.g. EM, MS, light microscopy, protein and membrane biochemistry). Cryo-EM microscopes are available at the Utrecht EM-square and national facility NeCEN.

You are asked to send in an application consisting of a CV, a motivation letter and two references, no later than August 23rd 2018 to science.secr.ks@uu.nl

Piet Gros
Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research
Utrecht University, Netherlands

[Post Date: July 02, 2018]

Title: Postdoc University of Oxford
Website: http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/aspsite/index.asp?sectionid=vacancies&job=135703

Postdoc - Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual with PhD training in structural biology to reveal the function of unconventional kinetochore proteins in Trypanosoma brucei, the causative agent of sleeping sickness. Although it was widely believed that all eukaryotes would have a conserved set of kinetochore proteins, we recently identified 20 uncharacterized kinetochore proteins (named KKT1–20) in Trypanosoma brucei and discovered that they constitute unconventional kinetochores specific to kinetoplastids, a group of evolutionarily-divergent eukaryotes (Akiyoshi and Gull, Cell 2014, Nerusheva and Akiyoshi Open Biol 2016). We are currently characterizing these KKT proteins using various techniques including cell biology, bioinformatics, advanced microscopy, biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology.

[Post Date: July 02, 2018]

Title: Postdoc University of Virginia

We are interested in how cells synthesize and secrete surface polysaccharides to form cell walls and extracellular matrices. Specifically, the successful candidate will join our efforts to structurally and functionally characterize ABC transporter-mediated polysaccharide secretion. The project involves crystallographic and cryo electron microscopy techniques combined with in vitro reconstitutions of transport processes.

The University of Virginia provides an excellent environment for interdisciplinary research in microbiology, infectious diseases, and membrane biophysics. UVA maintains state-of-the-art infrastructures for structural biology, including NMR and EPR spectroscopy, electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, and super-resolution microscopy. Interested candidates are encourage to contact me directly (jochen_zimmer@virginia.edu).

[Post Date: June 25, 2018]

Title: Structural Biology Scientist Amgen
Website: https://careers.amgen.com/job/8388823/scientist-structural-biology-cambridge-ma/

Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is significantly expanding our Research and Development facility in Cambridge MA (AMA).

We are looking for a structural biology scientist with strong background in x-ray crystallography and experience in cryo-EM to join our group in Cambridge, MA. Please apply at website.

[Post Date: June 25, 2018]

Title: Director of Institute UCL/Birbeck
Website: https://tinyurl.com/yac2ha2u

We are looking to recruit a world leading scientist to succeed Prof Gabriel Waksman FRS FMedSci as Director of the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at UCL and Birkbeck, University of London.

The Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) is a world-leading interdisciplinary institute in the field of structural, molecular and mechanistic biology, and an important strategic collaboration between UCL and Birkbeck, University of London. Research interests cover a broad range of key research questions in fundamental biology, with a particular focus on the mechanisms of molecular machines. Our approaches are at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary biomolecular science. World-class research facilities are accessible to all ISMB members, including laboratories for cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, biophysical methods, mass spectrometry, computational biology, cell biology, optical microscopy and microbiology. ISMB seminars, symposia and retreats facilitate collaborative research activities, while our PhD programmes, including an ISMB Wellcome Trust funded programme, support recruitment of high-calibre students committed to interdisciplinary research. The successful candidate will have a world-class record of research in a complementary area, a shared commitment to multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches to mechanistic biology, and a vision to lead the ISMB to the next stage of its development.

Details and the application form can be found at

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Frances Brodsky (Director, UCL Biosciences and Chair of the Search Committee (f.brodsky@ucl.ac.uk) or, for enquiries about Birkbeck, Professor Nicholas Keep (n.keep@bbk.ac.uk).

Closing Date 31st July 2018

[Post Date: June 21, 2018]

Title: Postdoc The Wistar Institute

A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in the laboratory of Emmanuel Skordalakes at The Wistar Institute. The laboratory studies protein, nucleic acid assemblies that participate in the replication and maintenance of telomeres and have been implicated in a host of diseases including cancer. Areas of interest include the telomere replication and maintenance nucleoprotein complexes telomerase, CST and shelterin. We use a multidisciplinary approach involving biochemical, biophysical and cell based assays to address mechanistic questions related to the function of the above protein-nucleic acid assemblies. Our goal is to understand how telomeres are replicated, how shelterin and CST regulate this process and how dysfunction of these complexes leads to human disease. Information obtained from these studies will be used to identify activity modulators of telomerase and associated complexes as potential therapeutics for cancer and age-related diseases.

The laboratory is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Both the Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania provide resources to conduct cutting edge collaborative research, outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates that have recently acquired or will be acquiring a Ph.D. in biochemistry, structural biology or a related field and have a record of peer reviewed publications. Additional information regarding our research program can be found at the laboratory's web sites

Interested applicants should e-mail their CV along with a cover letter briefly describing their research accomplishments and current research interests to Emmanuel Skordalakes, Ph.D., Associate Professor (skorda@wistar.org).

[Post Date: June 21, 2018]

Title: Postdoc SUNY
Website: https://jobsatupstate.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=215257

A post-doctoral position is available immediately for a highly-motivated individual to perform NIH-funded work on the structure and function of the erlin1/2 complex; see Wright and Wojcikiewicz (2016) Prog. Mol. Biol. Trans. Sci. 141, 141-159; Pearce at al. (2009) J. Biol. Chem. 284, 10433-10445. Primary goals will be to express and solve the structure of the erlin proteins, to utilize cryo-EM to generate a high-resolution structure of the erlin1/2 complex and use CRISPR/Cas 9-based approaches to define the interface between activated IP3 receptors and the erlin1/2 complex. The successful candidate will join a highly active lab focused on signaling via IP3 receptors in mammalian cells. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences with strengths in structural biology, biochemistry and cell biology. The candidate is expected to drive forward the project, act semi-independently, compile and analyze and write up data for publication, and work co-operatively with others.

For consideration, please send your CV, three references and other relevant information to Professor Wojcikiewicz at the site:


[Post Date: June 21, 2018]

Title: Postdoc Umea University

The laboratory of Magnus Wolf-Watz at Umeå University is searching a motivated postdoc with an interest in enzyme dynamics. We use diverse techniques to address enzymatic rate enhancements from the perspective of enzyme dynamics. The candidate should either hold or expect to hold a Ph.D. in the area of biochemistry or structural biology, with expertise in either NMR spectroscopy or X-ray crystallography. Our department is equipped with state of the art NMR spectrometers including an 850 MHz machine equipped with a cryo probe. Expertise in protein production and purification is required.

The postdoc position is a fellowship for 2 years. Please visit the lab website for more information: www.biostruct.umu.se/principal-investigators/magnus-wolf-watz/.

Send your CV with a brief research statement as well as 2-3 contacts for references to magnus.wolf-watz@umu.se before the 1st of August

[Post Date: June 21, 2018]

Title: Postdoc UCSF

Position description: The research group of Dr. Danica Fujimori at University of California San Francisco is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral candidates with a background in biochemistry, structural biology or chemical biology to join our research group. The broad interests of the lab are in post-translational and post-transcriptional regulation of macromolecular function. We are seeking new members to contribute to the lab’s research. Currently available projects explore the mechanistic basis of domain cross-talk in regulation of chromatin methylation as well as structure-guided discovery of small molecule ligands for epigenetic proteins. We combine biochemical and functional studies with structural methods such as cryo-EM, NMR and X-ray crystallography. For examples of our previous work please see: Ortiz Torres et al, Nature Comm 2015, 6:6204; Korczynska et al J Med Chem 2015, 59:1580; Pack et al J Biol Chem 2016, 291:6060.

• PhD in biochemistry, chemical or structural biology
• Strong record of accomplishment and publications
• Effective communication skills
• The successful candidate is expected to function with a high degree of independence
• Ability to work as a member of a collaborative team

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send their CV with contact information of three referees, a description of their past research and a description of their future interests to Dr. Danica Fujimori at: danica.fujimori@ucsf.edu

To learn more about the Fujimori lab visit: http://fujimorilab.ucsf.edu/

Environment: The Fujimori lab and UCSF offer a rich collaborative environment for postdoctoral fellows. For more information about the benefits of being a Postdoc at UCSF, please visit http://postdocs.ucsf.edu.

[Post Date: June 20, 2018]

Title: Postdoc NIH


Position Description:
The research group of Dr. Anirban Banerjee at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking candidates for postdoctoral fellows . The broad interests of the lab are in membrane protein structure and function. We combine structural techniques such as macromolecular crystallography and cryo EM with biophysical and biochemical methods such as reconstitution based assays, high resolution light microscopy and small molecule screening to investigate the structural bases of the mechanisms of a number of membrane proteins.

The lab has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. We have dedicated periodic access to the 22-ID beamline at the APS, for crystallographers at the NIH, as well as access to 23-ID and 24-ID beam lines at the APS. Our laboratory is part of the Cell Biology and Neurobiology Branch in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). We also have an affiliation to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

The candidates should hold a Ph. D. degree, be author of at least one first author publication and have a strong background in biochemistry or structural biology. Experience with basic molecular biology, protein expression, purification and biochemical characterization are required. Prior experience in membrane protein biochemistry or mammalian expression system for protein purification will be added advantages.

It is absolutely essential the candidate is motivated and prepared to put in the best efforts for fruition of the project goals. We are a small, friendly lab and ability to work as part of a cohesive group is important.

To Apply:
Interested candidates can send an e-mail to anirban.banerjee@nih.gov with a CV and a summary of previous research experience and future interests.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

[Post Date: June 20, 2018]

Title: Postdoc College de France - Paris
Website: https://tinyurl.com/y8dwegn9

Post-doc position at Collège de France –PARIS / 2018-2019

We are currently recruiting a post-doctorate to work on porous materials for artificial photosynthesis.

Potential candidates will have a strong background in materials science and crystallography. Previous experience in PDF (pair distribution function) and in EXAFS/XANES is highly desirable. Applications are invited for an ambitious scientist with an excellent track record in hybrid organic-inorganic materials and their structural characterization under ex-situ or in situ environment using X-Ray scattering and X-Ray absorption methods. The project offers exceptional scientific and international environment. The position is available from October 2018.

See link for full job description in English.

For those who are interested, please apply by sending CV, a cover letter stating career interests, and contact addresses of at least three referees in a single PDF to the following e-mail address: caroline.mellot-draznieks@college-de-france.fr

[Post Date: June 18, 2018]

Title: Associate Scientist St. Jude
Website: https://careers-stjude.icims.com/jobs/3740/associate-scientist/job

The Fischer Lab is recruiting an Associate Scientist for a project that exploits the protein conformational landscape for ligand discovery in pediatric cancer.
We are looking for applicants with a strong training in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and structural biology and a keen interest or ideally experience in ligand discovery.

You will be part of a young, interdisciplinary team that uses structural biology (multi-temperature and high-throughput crystallography) to characterize disease-relevant protein states, computational methods (MD, docking, custom software) to analyze and exploit them, and experiments (biophysical, biochemical, cell-based assays) to test the impact of small molecules on biology and disease. These approaches have relevance for allosteric regulation of proteins and protein-protein interactions.

The successful candidate has these attributes:
1) Must be able to conduct independent research in molecular biology and protein biochemistry, including cloning and protein purification, that enable structural studies.
2) Demonstrated experience in protein crystallography.
3) Familiarity with large-scale/ high-throughput approaches, automation, liquid handling, biophysical assays or computational approaches is a plus.
4) Proficiency in e.g. python or shell scripting will facilitate scaling up data analysis.
5) Must be eager to learn and implement new techniques from those relevant areas.

Besides working on your own projects, you will form a liaison for other lab members and
support projects within the lab while maintaining efficient laboratory operations.

Our group is housed in the Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics (https://www.stjude.org/research/departments-divisions/chemical-biology-therapeutics.html), and Structural Biology (https://www.stjude.org/research/departments-divisions/structural-biology.html) at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With ongoing investments into exceptional structural and chemical biology facilities, this is an exciting time to join our lab to do cutting-edge research whilst living in an affordable city.
Stable funding for this post is available.

Minimum Experience:
Bachelor’s plus 15 years post-degree relevant experience, with at least 7 years at the Research Lab Specialist level
Master’s plus 14 years post-degree relevant experience, with at least 7 years at the Research Lab Specialist level
PhD plus 9 years post-degree relevant experience (could include post-doc and/or technical staff experience)

Please direct your questions and application package including a cover letter detailing your interest in the lab, current CV, and 3 letters of reference to: Dr. Marcus Fischer (marcus.fischer@stjude.org).

Relevant papers include:
• Fischer et al. (2015). One crystal, two temperatures: cryocooling penalties alter ligand binding to transient protein sites. 1560-64. PMID 26032594
• Merski et al. (2015). Homologous ligands accommodated by discrete conformations of a buried cavity. PNAS 112, 5039-44. PMID 25847998
• Fischer et al. (2014). Incorporation of protein flexibility & conformational energy penalties in docking screens to improve ligand discovery. Nature Chemistry 6, 575-83. PMID 24950326

[Post Date: June 18, 2018]

Title: Dept Chair University of Missouri Health
Website: https://medicine.missouri.edu/sites/default/files/MMI_Chair_Advertisement-APPROVED.pdf

The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Missouri is searching for a new Chair. Please see the link for information about the position.

[Post Date: June 18, 2018]
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