[3dem] Post-doctoral positions at Birkbeck, London

Elena Orlova e.orlova at mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk
Fri Jan 4 10:48:40 PST 2013

Dear All,

I wish a Happy and Successful  New Year to everybody!

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the labs of Prof. Elena Orlova and Prof. Gabriel Waksman   (Institute for Structural and Molecular Biology, Department of Biological

Sciences, Birkbeck College).

A project is related to biochemical/biophysical experiments and 
structural analysis by cryo-electron microscopy of the T4S system core 
complexed with individual ATPases.  We aim employ advanced cryo-electron 
microscopy, statistical analysis and image processing to obtain 3D 
structures of complexes. Assistants to carry out This structural study 
is led by Prof Elena Orlova andProf Gabriel Waksman, The collaboration 
of these two groups has produced high profile publications in the 
highest impact journals (Science, 2009, 323:266-268; Nature, 2009, 
462:1011-1015; PNAS, 2012, 474:49-53). The research programme is funded 
by a grant from the Medical Research Council to Profs E. Orlova and G. 

The Institute of Structural and Molecular Biologyof London (ISMB) and 
the Department of Biological Sciences at Birkbeck (BS) form the focal 
point for structural research and encourages collaborations with 
chemists and computational biologists. BS/ISMB is an international 
centre for EM studies housingTecnai 10, 12, FEG F20 and FEG Polara 
microscopes (FEI) equipped with CCD cameras allowing efficient data 
collection.Allnecessary techniques and expertise required for the 
successful execution of the project are in place,we are using a 
combinationof different software packages (SPIDER, EMAN, IMAGIC, and 
other) for image analysis, utilizing the most efficient features of each 
system to provide the best results.

Applicants should have a PhD in Structural Molecular Biology, 
Biophysicsor a related area, postdoctoral research experience and 
relevant research publications. Experience in electron microscopy and a 
background in structural biology are desirable.

To apply for the positions please go to www.bbk.ac.uk/jobs 
<http://www.bbk.ac.uk/jobs>and search using *Reference Number **10887. 
*Please complete and upload an application form as directed, attaching a 
curriculum vitae, a cover letter and the nameand contact details of two 

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Geoff 
Rideout (g.rideout at mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk 
<mailto:g.rideout at mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk>)by email to request an 
application form.**

*Closing date: 1 February 2013*

Enquiries can be made to: Prof Elena Orlova and Prof Gabriel Waksman, 
Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Department of Biological 
Sciences, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London WC1E7HX (tel: 02076316845; e-mail:
e.erlova at mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk
<mailto:e.erlova at mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk%20%0b>School web page: 
Research groups: http://people.cryst.bbk.ac.uk/~ubcg55a/(Prof. Orlova); and
http://people.cryst.bbk.ac.uk/~ubcg54a (Prof. Waksman)


Prof. Elena Orlova
Crystallography, Institute for Structural and Molecular Biology,
Department of Biological Sciences
Birkbeck,  University of London,
Malet Street,
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7631 6845
Fax: (+44) (0)20 7631 6803
e-mail: e.orlova at mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk

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