Postdoc in Structural Biology
Sort on published: 2017-02-17
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is one of the most international, broad and distinguished biomolecular departments in Europe. Research interests range all the way from genetics to the biophysics of single molecules.
The advertised position is available in the group of Professor Maria Selmer in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Maria Selmer leads a structural biology group using X-ray crystallography in combination with a broad range of other techniques to understand structure-function relationships in translation and antibiotic resistance as well as in protein evolution.
We are looking for postdoc with excellent track record and motivation to identify and solve scientific problems. The person will work within a VR-funded project aiming to clarify how specific proteins contribute to bacterial ribosome biogenesis and antibiotic resistance. This will involve expression and purification of proteins, characterization with biochemical and biophysical methods and structural studies with crystallography and other methods.
The researcher will work in close collaboration with PhD students and postdocs with partly complementary competences, but is expected to run his or her project independently. Strong merits with documented lab skills, motivation and good collaboration skills are required.
The successful candidate will work in international and dynamic environment with extensive opportunities to learn new techniques. Please see http://xray.bmc.uu.se/~selmer/ for more information about the research in the group.
To be eligible to apply you must have a Ph.D. completed within three years of the application deadline. If you received your PhD earlier but special circumstances, prolonged periods of illness, parental leave, military service, union duties and others of similar character, exist you are also eligible to apply.
- A PhD in structural biology, biochemistry or biophysics or related area. To be eligible for a position as postdoctoral researcher the applicant’s Ph.D. degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date; however, for example periods of sick leave or parental leave are deducted from the three-year period.
- Documented experience of molecular biology and protein expression and purification
- Documented experience of structural biology, ideally macromolecular crystallography; alternatively experience of biophysics or biochemistry and a strong interest in learning structural biology methods.
- Demonstrated scientific excellence; evidenced by publication track record as well as track record of presenting at national and international meetings.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Good interpersonal skills
Additional qualifications desired:
- Experience of complementary techniques in structural biology, biophysics and biochemistry, e.g. electron microscopy, SAXS, NMR and ITC
- Experience of RNA work
Criteria for ranking:
In ranking qualified applicants, scientific excellence will be considered particularly important.
In filling these positions, the University aims to recruit the persons who, in a combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, are judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the research programs. Personal circumstances that may be of positive relevance to evaluating the application, for example parental leave, should be mentioned in the list of qualifications (CV).
The application should be written in English and include:
- Letter of motivation with a short description of your research interests, and why you feel you are a good match for the project (One page).
- CV, including a description of relevant skills and experiences, as well as a full publication list.
- Copy of degree diploma and other official transcripts.
- Names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers to 2-3 reference persons.
Starting date: flexible. Please indicate approximate starting date.
For further information about the position and scientific aspects of the application, please contact Prof. Maria Selmer (email@example.com). For administrative queries, please contact HR-administrator Jeanette Flygare Jeanette (firstname.lastname@example.org) and for Departmental questions, the Department Chair Prof. Staffan Svärd (email@example.com).
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-03-19, UFV-PA 2017/138.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Stefan Djurström, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/138
Last application date: 2017-03-19