Postdoctoral Scientist – Structural Studies

Postdoctoral Scientist – Structural Studies

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Scientist – Structural Studies
Salary Range £30,464 – £33,305
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

An opportunity is available for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Dr Andrew Carter to reconstitute microtubule transport of endosomal cargos from recombinant components. The project aims to investigate the role of potential adaptor proteins in linking the dynein/dynactin motor to membrane organelles.

I am looking for an enthusiastic individual who will thrive in a laboratory with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. In addition to using biochemical approaches, this project will provide opportunity to perform structural studies using cryo-electron microscopy and/or tomography. You should have a PhD in a relevant subject and a strong desire to understand how dynein interacts with its cargos.

The position would suit someone with an extensive background biochemistry and protein purification from insect or mammalian cells. Experience with single molecule approaches, X-ray crystallography or cryoEM/cryoET would be an advantage but is not essential as my group can train you in these methods.

Successful applicants will be awarded a three-year Career Development Fellowship. The fellowship is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills.

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Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays & privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.

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Closing date: 03 March 2019

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