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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Employer: Birkbeck University of London
Posted: August 1, 2014
Expires: September 30, 2014
Requisition number: 11340

Science jobs from Birkbeck University of London:
Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology and Birkbeck College, School of Science, Department of Biological Sciences Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Ref: 11340 Full time, fixed term appointment for up to 20 months

The Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher - cryo-Electron Microscopy to carry out structural analysis of the Type IV Secretion System by cryo-electron microscopy. This structural study is led by Professor Elena Orlova and Professor Gabriel Waksman, The collaboration of these two groups has produced high profile publications in the highest impact journals (Science, 2009, 323:266-268; Nature, 2009, 462:1011-1015; PNAS, 2012, 474:49-53; Nature. 2014, 508:550-3). The research programme is funded by a grant from the Medical Research Council to Profs E. Orlova and G. Waksman. Further details on the research groups and on type IV secretion can be found at ~ubcg55a ; ~ubcg54a/

Applicants should have a PhD in Structural Molecular Biology, experience in Electron Microscopy, and Image Processing, Biophysics or related areas.

About the Department For further information about the department please click on the link below

Further Information Salary: Grade 7 starting salary range £35,343 - £37,299 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. The initial salary award will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

This post is full time and fixed term contract for up to 20 months. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of six months. Birkbeck provides 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

Closing date for all completed applications: Thursday 28 August 2014 at midnight

Interviews to be held in early September 2014.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Elena Orlova, Department of Biological Sciences email: telephone: 020 7631 6845. Birkbeck is a world-class research institution, a vibrant centre of academic engagement and excellence and the UK's leading provider of part-time, evening education for mature students. Educating Busy Londoners

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