[3dem] Postdoctoral position in cryo-EM available, University of Leeds UK

Stan Burgess s.a.burgess at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Oct 22 04:20:13 PDT 2008

Faculty of Biological Sciences
Institute of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
University of Leeds UK

Research Fellow

(Fixed term for 3 years, available from 1 December 2008)

Project Title: Structure and Mechanism of Cytoplasmic Dynein

You will be based in Dr Stan Burgess’ lab working on cryo-electron  
microscopy of cytoplasmic dynein motor protein in complex with  
microtubules, funded by Human Frontiers Science Program.  This  
project is in collaboration with Prof. H. Higuchi and Dr. T. Kon  
(University of Tokyo) and Dr. A. Vilfan (J. Stefan Institute,  
Slovenia). Experience of cryo-electron microscopy and three- 
dimensional image processing of single particles is highly  
desirable.  Cryo-microscopy will be performed using a Technai F20  
microscope fitted with a 4k CCD camera.  Cryo-electron tomography  
will also be available for this project. Some negative stain work  
will also be used for initial characterization.  Image processing  
will be performed using SPIDER, Imagic and EMAN on a 150-processor  
Linux cluster and numerous graphics workstations.  A PhD in  
structural biology, electron microscopy, biochemistry, image  
processing or a related area, and experience with and the ability to  
use technically sophisticated equipment are essential.

University Grade 6 (£24,152 - £28,839 p.a.) or Grade 7 (£29,704 -  
£35,469 p.a.)

Informal enquiries to Dr. Stan Burgess, tel +44 (0)113 343 4170,
email s.a.burgess at leeds.ac.uk

To download an application form and job details please visit  
www.leeds.ac.uk and click on jobs. Alternatively these may be  
obtained from Mr A Bateman, Faculty Staff Recruitment Office, tel +44  
(0)113 343 8040, email fbsjobs at leeds.ac.uk.

Job ref 316131.  Closing date Wednesday 19th November 2008 (10am).

Dr Stan Burgess

Lecturer in Molecular Contractility

Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology,
Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
University of Leeds,

tel +44 113 343 4170

Room 6.01 Miall

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