[3dem] Post-doctoral position at University of Leeds, UK

Peter Knight P.J.Knight at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Feb 26 06:42:43 PST 2014

Dear colleagues
Note the following short-term EM position, but don't delay, as the deadline for applications is 9th March!

School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences
Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
University of Leeds

Research Fellow - Fixed term for 18 months

Project Title: Regulatory Mechanisms in Myosins

You will be a member of a team led by Professor Peter Knight, primarily using single molecule cryo-electron microscopy to understand the structure and regulatory mechanisms of myosin motor proteins. This project, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust is a collaboration within the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology that includes Professor Michelle Peckham and Drs Stan Burgess, Thomas Edwards and Neil Ranson. It also involves external collaborators Drs James Sellers and Robert Adelstein (NIH, USA).

It is advantageous for you to have prior experience of cryo-electron microscopy and three-dimensional image processing of single particles. Cryo-EM will be performed using both a Tecnai F20 microscope fitted with a 4k CCD camera and a T12 microscope with a 2k camera. Image processing will be performed using SPIDER, IMAGIC and EMAN. There will also be opportunities for protein crystallography. You should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in either structural biology, computational image processing, electron microscopy, biochemistry, or a closely allied discipline. Experience with, and the ability to use, technically sophisticated equipment is essential.

University Grade 7 (£30,728 - £36,661 p.a.)

Informal enquiries to Professor Peter J. Knight,
email p.j.knight at leeds.ac.uk<http://www.FindAPostDoc.com/search/EmailEnquiry.aspx?jobcode=5354&EA=p.j.knight@leeds.ac.uk>.

Closing Date: 9 March 2014

Job reference: FBSMB0027

For more information and to apply please go to www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20025/university_jobs<http://www.findapostdoc.com/common/clickCount.aspx?theid=5354&type=75&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.leeds.ac.uk%2finfo%2f20025%2funiversity_jobs> and search using the job reference.

Peter J. Knight
Research Professor of Molecular Contractility
Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Leeds

Postal address:
L.C. Miall Building
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane

Tel: +44 (0)113 3434349
Email: p.j.knight at leeds.ac.uk<mailto:p.j.knight at leeds.ac.uk>
Fax: +44 (0)113 3435638


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