[3dem] position

Howard S. Young hyoung at ualberta.ca
Thu May 13 15:21:36 PDT 2010

A Postdoctoral Position is available in electron tomography of  
biological materials.

A postdoctoral position for a highly motivated researcher is available  
immediately in the laboratories of Howard Young in the Department of  
Biochemistry and Marek Malac in the National Institute for  
Nanotechnology (NINT) at the University of Alberta. This position will  
focus on sample preparation and tomographic reconstruction of  
biological macromolecular complexes and cellular structures, using  
electron tomography and cryo-tomography. Microscopy will be carried  
out at NINT, which hosts a 200kV JEOL 2200fs field emission gun  
electron microscope. Specimen preparation and data processing  
facilities are also available.

The candidate must have a recent Ph.D. in biophysics, structural  
biology, computer sciences or an appropriately related field with  
strong research experience in electron microscopy and image  
processing. The candidate must be able to think independently and work  
cooperatively with physicists and biochemists assigned to the project.  
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position  
is filled.

The University of Alberta, located in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), is  
home to a large and interactive community of biomedical scientists  
http://www.med.ualberta.ca/; support and facilities for structural  
biology are excellent. A state-of-the-art facility is available for  
electron microscopy at the National Institute for Nanotechnology,  
University of Alberta  
Edmonton, having a population of approximately 1 million, offers a  
cosmopolitan environment with world class performing arts, sports,  
culinary and recreational opportunities.  In addition, the city’s  
proximity to the Rocky Mountains including the towns of Jasper and  
Banff is an additional bonus.

The initial appointment is for one year and renewal is dependent on  
performance and continued funding. Interested candidates should e-mail  
a cover letter, CV and contact information for three referees to  
Howard Young (hyoung at ualberta.ca).

The University of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer.

Howard S. Young, PhD
Biochemistry, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7

National Institute for Nanotechnology,
National Research Council of Canada

Membrane Protein Research Group

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