[3dem] Postdoc position available

Peijun Zhang pez7+ at pitt.edu
Tue May 18 06:27:19 PDT 2010


A postdoctoral fellow/research associate position is available immediately
in the laboratory of Dr. Zhang at the University of Pittsburgh for up to 4
years funded by an NIH grant.  The research project focuses on structural
characterization of HIV-1 antivirals in complex with HIV-1 capsid assemblies
(Byeon et. al 2009, Cell, 139, 780-790) using cryo-electron microscopy
(cryoEM) and cryo-electron tomography. The successful candidates will learn
and be expected to responsible for the following:

* High resolution imaging using cryoEM
* Image processing and 3D reconstruction
* Structural analysis and molecular modeling
* Publishing research papers and reports

Motivated candidates with strong interest in cryoEM and solid background in
biophysics/physics or material sciences and engineering are all encouraged
to apply.  Research experience in HRTEM, cryoEM and image processing is
plus.  Interested candidates should send an application, including a CV,
areas of expertise and interests, publications list, and names and contact
information for 3 references to Dr. Peijun Zhang at pez7 at pitt.edu.

Our laboratory is within the Dept. of Structural Biology, fully equipped for
all aspects of molecular biology and protein biochemistry and
state-of-the-art electron microscopes, including a FEI Polara 300kv FEG with
liquid helium specimen stage and a TF20 FEG, both with high-resolution 4kx4k
CCD cameras, a T12spirit with 2kx2k camera, and FEI vitrobot for cryoEM
specimen preparation.  The laboratory also has access to the protein
expression and purification facilities, state-of-the-art NMR spectrometers
and X-ray crystallography instrumentation, imaging and computing resources
within the department. For more details about our research program, please
refer to our website: http://www.structbio.pitt.edu/drupal-5/?q=peijun-zhang

Pittsburgh is an excellent working and living environment for individuals or
families, and a competitive stipend package will be provided.  Necessary
visa application materials will be provided for foreign applicants.

Peijun Zhang, PhD
Dept. of Structural Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
3501 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412)383-5907 (phone)
(412)648-9008 (fax)
pez7 at pitt.edu

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