Mittwoch, 19. November 2008

Postdoctoral position in Belgium

Postdoctoral position in bacterial pathogenesis - Vrije Universiteit

A post-doctoral position in membrane protein structural biology is
available at the laboratory of Structural & Molecular Microbiology,
Structural Biology Brussels (VUB / VIB), Brussels – Belgium

Our group studies the structural molecular biology of bacterial
adhesins and cell surface filaments with respect to their biosynthetic
pathway and function in bacterial pathogenesis, with the ultimate aim
of developing new generation virulence-targeted antimicrobials (see
Remaut et al. 2006, Mol. Cell22, 831-842; Pinkner et al. 2006,Proc Natl
Acad Sci USA.103, 17897-902; Fronzeset al. 2008,EMBO J.27, 2271-80 and
Remautet al. 2008,Cell133, 640-52 for relevant references). Further
information on :

We are looking for a highly motivated structural biologist (X-ray/NMR)
or candidates with experience in membrane protein expression and
purification with a strong interest in structural biology. The
successful candidate will take part in the structural study of
host-pathogen interactions in the human pathogen Heliocobacter pylori,
the leading cause of peptic ulcer disease and a major risk factor for
the development of gastric cancers.

VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) is an interdisciplinary
non-profit research institute based at 4 Flemish universities (Ghent
University, K.U.Leuven, the University of Antwerp and the Vrije
Universiteit Brussels) and employs a vibrant community of over 1000
life scientists.

Informal enquiries and applications (including CV, letter of motivation
as well as the contact details of at least 2 references) should be
directed to Dr. Han Remaut: