[phenixbb] Postdoc position (Denmark), Structural biology with a focus on metabolite uptake

Bjørn Panyella Pedersen bpp at mbg.au.dk
Wed Jul 7 02:27:53 PDT 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please pass this open postodoc position along to anyone who might be interested. Thanks!

Deadline is Aug. 15th.


Link: https://www.au.dk/om/stillinger/job/re-advertisement-postdoctoral-position-in-structures-of-metabolite-transporting-membrane-proteins-a/


Postdoctoral position in Structures of Metabolite Transporting Membrane Proteins at Aarhus University, Denmark.

The Pedersen group at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, is looking for a highly skilled and motivated postdoc with an interest in working on metabolite transporting membrane transporters and preferably with a proven track record in the area of structural and/or functional analysis of membrane proteins.

Starting date is negotiable. The project is fully funded by the European Research Council (ERC) for at least 2 years of employment. An extension is possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc.

The position

The position seeks to strengthen ongoing activities in the laboratory of Bjørn P. Pedersen on structure, related to the function and mechanism of metabolite transporting membrane proteins (pedersenlab.dk). Exact project will be shaped out in dialogue with top runners. The laboratory's interest is the interplay between structure and function of transmembrane transport processes with a focus on metabolite uptake systems.

Structures are determined by cryo-electron microscopy, cryo-electron tomography and X-ray diffraction. This also involves expression and purification of membrane proteins, or complexes, use of detergents, and nanodiscs, and assays of transport in vesicles and in cells. First rate facilities are available in a highly cooperative environment. The group is part of the Section of Structural Biology at Aarhus University.

The candidate

A successful candidate has a relevant Ph.D. degree and a solid and documented background in structural biology, biochemistry and/or biophysics. Experience with membrane protein expression and purification is favored, and the candidate must demonstrate an ability and interest to work with membrane proteins with a structural aim. Applicants should be ambitious, show strong collaborative skills, and be able to take initiatives and responsibility within the work environment.

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology and Plant Molecular Biology. There are currently 75 full time scientific staff and 120 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular

Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to http://mbg.au.dk/ for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to https://international.au.dk/ for information on Aarhus University, respectively.

The successful candidate is offered:

• Access to world-leading research infrastructure.

• A research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research.

• A working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities.

• A workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

The city

In Aarhus you have easy access to beautiful nature, an exciting culture and city life as well as a safe environment for children - a great place for the whole family. The city of Aarhus has everything you need within a surprisingly small area: exciting national and international jobs, delightful residential areas, a rich cultural life, and beautiful surrounding landscape of woods and coastline that make Aarhus a wonderful place to live and work. See here for further details on the city and the university.

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