[3dem] Postdoc position in electron cryo-tomography at Imperial College London

Morgan Beeby m.beeby at imperial.ac.uk
Mon May 5 03:12:47 PDT 2014

Dear all,

A postdoc position is available in my lab at Imperial College London. 
The position is funded by the Leverhulme Trust to use electron 
cryo-tomography to image and dissect the archaellar motor (previously 
termed the 'archaeal flagellar motor'), toward understanding how it 
functions as a rotary motor, and how it evolved from an ancestral 
non-rotary type IV pilus. This work will be conducted in close 
collaboration with leading archaellar motor expert Dr Sonja-Verena 
Albers (Max Plank Institute to Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany).

Full details on the position and how to apply are described here: 

At Imperial College we have two 200kV FEG electron cryo-microscopes 
configured for electron cryo-tomography as well as two 120kV screening 
instruments and all necessary sample preparation equipment. Our new FEI 
F20 200kV microscope is equipped with cutting-edge Falcon II 
back-thinned direct electron detector and we have configured the 
microscope for routine high-throughput data collection ideal for the 
project. Additionally we have ready access to a number of off-campus 
300kV instruments.

Imperial College has vibrant structural biology and microbiology 
communities and London is host to a number of world-class academic 
institutions; furthermore London itself is a cosmopolitan and lively 
city with easy national, international, and intercontinental transit links.

Please do not hesitate contacting me with any informal queries you may 
have regarding this position.

Many thanks,


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Morgan Beeby, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Structural Biology
Department of Life Sciences
Sir Ernst Chain Building
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom
(t) +44 (0)20 7594 5251

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