[3dem] Postdoc position on image analysis - Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
ruben at biochem.mpg.de
Wed Aug 27 04:33:01 PDT 2014
A postdoc position for an image analysis specialist is available at the
Department of Molecular Structural Biology
<http://www.biochem.mpg.de/en/rd/baumeister> at the Max Planck Institute
(MPI) of Biochemistry (Martinsried, Germany). The project aims to develop
data processing and segmentation techniques to analyze the structures found
in cryo-electron tomograms of cells containing toxic protein aggregates in
the context of neurodegenerative disease.
The position can be funded for up to 5 years by an ERC Synergy Grant awarded
to the ToPAG (Toxic Protein AGgregation in neurodegeneration) consortium
formed by four MPI-Martinsried departments. The goal of this
multidisciplinary initiative is to investigate the mechanisms by which
protein misfolding leads to neurodegeneration in diseases such as
Alzheimers or Parkinsons.
The MPI of Biochemistry hosts a world-class cryo-electron microscopy center
with multiple high end transmission electron microscopes (including Titan
Krios, Tecnai Polara, Tecnai F20), several of which are equipped with energy
filters, direct electron detectors and phase plates. The Institute also
houses advanced equipment for sample preparation and ample computational
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related
disciplines and experience in 3D data processing, preferably cryo-electron
tomography. To apply, please send a motivation letter, CV and contact
information of two referees to Wolfgang Baumeister (baumeist at biochem.mpg.de
<mailto:baumeist at biochem.mpg.de> ) or Rubén Fernández-Busnadiego
(ruben at biochem.mpg.de <mailto:ruben at biochem.mpg.de> ).
Ruben Fernandez-Busnadiego, Ph. D.
Project Group Leader
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Dept. Molecular Structural Biology
Am Klopferspitz 18
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