The Kellogg lab at Cornell University is excited to recruit a motivated and independent postdoctoral researcher (full-time) interested in studying protein-nucleic acid complexes using high-resolution single-particle cryo-EM. We are particularly interested in developing and using cryo-EM methods to explore the nature of protein conformational space and, ultimately, to use cryo-EM to study protein dynamics. Candidates should have a compelling interest to work in structural biology and have broad ranging interests in understanding genomic architecture. Preference will be given to candidates with an expertise in structural biology (either x-ray crystallography, NMR, or cryo-EM) or in nucleic acid biochemistry.
The successful candidate can expect to utilize a variety of techniques, ranging from biochemistry, cryo-EM sample preparation and imaging, and also computational work ranging from image-processing to atomistic molecular modeling. While not expected, candidates interested in developing new computational tools are particularly will be encouraged to explore these directions.
Access to Cornell’s world-class resources include access to the CHESS beamline, a wide variety of equipment available in the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR), and access to numerous electron microscopes, including a T12, TF20, and Arctica/K3. The Kellogg lab maintains its own computational resources (GPU server). Ample opportunities for career development are provided through seminars, presentation opportunities, and local conferences. The successful candidate will be involved in preparation of manuscripts, fellowship applications, and grant submissions. The candidate will also have numerous opportunities to work with a diverse group of Cornell faculty who on a wide variety of exciting collaborations.
For additional information about the Kellogg lab, please visit www.elizabethhkellogg.com (or kellogglab.org). Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, Research Statement, and 2 References.
Interested candidates may apply using the following link