[3dem] post-doctoral position

Sjors Scheres scheres at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Mon Mar 7 00:06:19 PST 2011

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist with a computational 
background to join the group of Sjors Scheres on the development of new 
statistical image processing approaches, such as maximum likelihood 
refinement, for cryo-electron microscopy. Our current research focuses 
on reliable structure determination of relatively small (~200-400 kDa) 
macromolecular complexes with no or low symmetry that may occur in 
multiple conformations. Collaborations with experimental groups form an 
essential part of our research.

You are highly motivated and have a PhD in structural biology, 
bioinformatics, image processing or a related subject, good 
communication skills and a strong analytical mind. You have excellent 
skills in scientific programming and algorithm development, and are keen 
to apply these to the area of structural biology.

For informal enquiries, please contact Sjors Scheres 
(scheres at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk <mailto:scheres at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk>), or visit 
http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/scheres for more information.

You will be awarded an MRC Career Development Fellowship, which is a 
three year training and development position for a postdoctoral 
scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies or is moving 
into a new research discipline. Your salary will be supported by a 
flexible pay and reward policy, 30 days annual leave entitlement, an 
optional MRC final salary pension scheme and excellent on-site sports 
and social facilities.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply 
please visit our job board at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk and complete an 
online application form. Applicants who would like to receive this 
advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or 
hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by 
telephone on +44 (0)1793 867003. Please quote reference number IRC16187.

*Closing date: 29th March 2011*

Sjors Scheres
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QH, U.K.
tel: +44 (0)1223 402217

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