Dienstag, 21. August 2012

PostDoc Basel

Postdoctoral position in membrane protein structural biology with NMR A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Prof. Sebastian Hiller at the Biozentrum of the University Basel. We are studying structure, function and folding of integral membrane proteins and their complexes using solution and solid-state NMR, as well as complementary biophysical methods. Our projects generally address fundamental biological systems of high impact. The postdoctoral research project concerns the structure determination of a membrane protein complex using solution NMR as the main technique. Subsequently, the functioning of the protein complex and its interactions with substrates are characterized. An integral part of our projects is the use and development of state-of-the-art preparative, biochemical and NMR techniques. Interested candidates need a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Structural or Molecular Biology or related fields. Expertise in at least one of the following areas is mandatory: NMR, protein biochemistry, membrane proteins, molecular biology. The successful candidate is highly motivated, creative and capable of independent research in a team environment. Communication skills in oral and written English are essential. The position and the research projects are long-term funded by the European Research Commission and the Swiss National Science Foundation. We offer an exciting and enthusiastic work environment with scientific collaborations in the institute and worldwide. The Biozentrum Basel is one of the leading biomedical research institutions in Switzerland and has recently been placed among the Top 10 international “Best Places to Work for Postdocs” by The Scientist magazine. Facilities for structural biology include 600, 700 and 800 MHz Bruker spectrometers equipped with cryogenic and magic angle spinning probes. Salary and benefits are attractive, following the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation. The start date is available as of immediately or on mutual agreement. Applications and informal queries about the lab and research projects should be directed by email to Sebastian Hiller. Applications must include a letter of motivation summarizing current and future research interests, a CV, list of publications and contact information for at least two references. Prof. Sebastian Hiller SNSF Professor Biozentrum, University of Basel Klingelbergstrasse 50/70 4056 Basel, Switzerland http://www.biozentrum.unibas.ch/hiller/ Email: sebastian.hiller@unibas.ch