EM appointments at Leeds University, UK

John Trinick 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 
this microscope.

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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