[3dem] Postdoctoral position open in Bristol, UK or Osaka, Japan

Ariel Blocker Ariel.Blocker at bristol.ac.uk
Sun Jun 5 15:48:27 PDT 2011

Apologies in repeated posting: the deadline for applications for this post
is now in just over two weeks.

We seek an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate to join
the teams of Ariel Blocker (University of Bristol, United Kingdom) and
Keiichi Namba (University of Osaka, Japan) on a project funded by the
Wellcome Trust. These laboratories study structural and mechanistic aspects
of the function of type III secretion systems in the Gram negative
pathogenic bacterium Shigella flexneri. The project aims to generate a 3D
reconstruction of the T3SS needle complex and its distal tip to at least 10
Å resolution. Knowledge gained from the project will contribute to
development of new drugs and vaccines against T3SS carrying organisms.
The post is funded for 24 months and can be held either within the School of
Cellular and Molecular Medicine in Bristol or at the Graduate School for
Frontier Biosciences in Osaka, with regular visits to either institution.
Substantial, demonstrably productive, experience in the use of EMAN, SPIDER,
Xmipp and other freely available packages for classification and 3D
reconstruction purposes, is essential. Experience in electron and
cryoelectron microscopy image acquisition would be appreciated but can also
be provided. Interests in biochemical techniques for sample preparation as
well as in electron tomography would be added assets.

In Bristol, you would be appointed either on a fixed term or a permanent
contract depending on the extent of your previous relevant research
experience. Further information can be found at
<http://www.bristol.ac.uk/personnel/ftc/>. Alternatively, you would be
appointed to a fixed-term contract in Osaka. The salary range is £29,972 -
£37990, depending on age and experience.

For further information on the research groups please visit:
<http://www.bris.ac.uk/cellmolmed/staff/blocker.html> and
<http://www.fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp/eng/labo/09a.html>. For details of the Bristol
electron microscopy facilities, please visit:
<http://www.bristol.ac.uk/biochemistry/wbif>. The Namba laboratory possesses
two helium cooled JEOL 300 kV TEMs with field emission guns and energy
filters, a Titan Krios, all necessary ancillary grid preparation and image
acquisition equipment & PC clusters. For further particulars and application
procedures, please visit http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/
<http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/>, reference 16333

The deadline for applications is 22/06/11, however these will be considered
as they come in. Informal inquiries are welcome and may be addressed to Dr.
Ariel Blocker (tel: +44 (0) 117 331 2063; email:
<mailto:ariel.blocker at bristol.ac.uk> ) or Prof. Keiichi Namba (tel:
+81-6-6879-4653; email: <mailto:keiichi at fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp> )


Ariel J. Blocker, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Microbiology
Schools of Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry
Medical Sciences Building
University of Bristol
University Walk
Bristol  BS8 1TD
United Kingdom

Email: ariel.blocker at bristol.ac.uk
Tel office (D39a): +44 117 33 12063
Tel wetlab (D57/D59): +44 117 33 12404
Tel wetlab office (D53): +44 117 33 12059
Tel drylab (D51): +44 117 33 12097
Tel Tecnai20: +44 117 33 12357
Dept. fax: +44 117 3312091
Room: D39a
Personal webpage: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cellmolmed/staff/blocker.html
Group page: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cellmolmed/research/blocker-group.html

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