[3DEM] Post-doctoral positions at Leeds University, UK
jtrinick at bmbaxp.leeds.ac.uk
Tue Apr 11 07:00:12 PDT 2006
Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, Leeds University, UK
Two post-doctoral positions are available in the
Astbury Centre at Leeds University, UK to study
large protein complexes by electron microscopy.
The projects are separate but will both mainly
use cryo-electron microscopy and single particle
analysis. It is hoped that much of the cryo-EM
data will be acquired using Leginon automation
software, which is implemented on a Tecnai F20
microscope with 4k CCD camera and in-column
energy filter. Initial screening of different
experimental conditions will use negative
staining and preliminary reconstructions of both
projects have already been obtained from stain
data. In addition to the F20 microscope, 4 other
TEMs are available, 2 equipped for frozen
specimens. Data is analysed on a 150 processor
The posts are funded for 3 (in one case 4) years
at a starting salary of £22k-£26k (~$US39-46k)
depending on age and experience. Previous
experience with cryo-EM and single particle image
processing is desirable, as is a knowledge of
molecular biology. But applications from other
relevant disciplines, such as materials science
and physics, are also encouraged.
Leeds University has one of the largest and most
vigorous structural biology groups in Britain
(see www.astbury.leeds.ac.uk). The University has
25000 undergraduates and 5000 postgraduates.
Leeds is a thriving city and the surrounding
countryside is outstandingly beautiful.
The posts will be advertised in the press
shortly. Informal enquiries to John Trinick
Prof. John Trinick
Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
Research Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Office Room 6.02 Miall Building
Worsley Building (Level 9)
Leeds LS2 9NQ, UK.
Phone/fax 44 (0)113 343 4350 (direct)
j.trinick at leeds.ac.uk
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