EM appointments at Leeds University, UK
jtrinick at bmbaxp.leeds.ac.uk
Mon Nov 17 02:41:26 PST 2003
Two positions in electron microscopy are available in the Astbury
Centre for Structural Molecular Biology at Leeds University. One post
(ref 015031) is for a post-doctoral scientist and is for two years.
This involves EM and biochemistry of the exocyst, which is a large
complex of at least 8 different proteins playing essential roles in
vesicle trafficking from the Golgi to the plasma membrane.
The second post (ref 066412) is for three years in the first instance
but is likely to become permanent. This is for a high level
technician whose main task will be to look after a new FEG
microscope, including teaching new users. It is planned to automate
For both posts EM experience, including familiarity with cryo-EM
sample preparation and single particle image processing, is
desirable. However, training will be given where necessary.
Applications from other relevant disciplines such as materials
science are also invited. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The EM facility at Leeds has 5 TEMs, including a Tecnai F20
cryo-microscope with 4k CCD camera currently being installed. Work
specialises in microscopy of proteins and single particle image
processing. Computing facilities include a 100 processor linux
cluster about to be installed. We also have expertise in
time-resolved cryo-EM of proteins.
Leeds University has one of the largest and most vigorous structural
biology groups in Britain. The University is large (25000
undergraduates) and Leeds is a thriving city. The surrounding
countryside is outstandingly beautiful.
Informal enquiries to Professor John Trinick (j.trinick at leeds.ac.uk).
Application packs including forms and further details can be obtained
from Mrs Jean Lowe (j.lowe at leeds.ac.uk).
Further background is at:
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