Postdoc in ReMedy (Laboratory of Structural Cell Biology)

Field: structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics


Title of the position: Postdoc in ReMedy (Laboratory of Structural Cell Biology)
Scientific discipline: structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics
Job type: Contract
Number of job offers: 1
Remuneration/Stipend amount/month: 10 500,00 – 11 200,00 PLN gross/month plus “thirteen salary” bonus, depending on experience
Position starts on: 2020-02-01
Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: Up to 31st October 2022
Institution: Laboratory of Structural Cell Biology
Project leader: Piotr Szwedziak
Project title: “Regenerative Mechanisms for Health”
“Cellular architecture of Archaea in the context of eukaryogenesis”
Project Description: Laboratory of Structural Cell Biology at the ReMedy Unit at the Centre of New Technologies is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join Dr. Piotr Szwedziak’s lab. Successful candidate will lead research projects focusing on molecular mechanisms of large cargo secretion in metazoan cells. We use cryoEM (including electron cryotomography of cryo-focused-ion-beam-milled samples) and biochemistry to study the architecture, structure and function of the endomembrane system and relevant proteins.The lab has full access to state-of-the-art cryoEM facility, which houses a 200kV Glacios cryomicroscope fitted with a Falcon 3 direct electron detector and a Zeiss Auriga dual beam FIB-SEM equipped with a Quorum cryo-stage. For more information please contact Piotr Szwedziak at: br /> Project is carried out within the International Research Agendas Programme of the Foundation for Polish Science

Key responsibilities include:
1. Perform experiments using biochemical, structural and molecular biology techniques (independently and in collaboration with other team members)
2. Participate in experimental design and data analysis
3. Participate in the data preparation and writing of manuscripts
4. Actively participate in lab meetings, scientific seminars and conferences

Profile of candidates/requirements:
1. Doctoral degree in molecular biology, biophysics or biochemistry (obtained not earlier than 2015 or perspective of obtaining one)
2. Strong publication record and experimental training
3. Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
4. Ability to communicate fluently in English (written and spoken)
5. Strong motivation to work and pursue scientific questions, creativity and analytical thinking
6. Project management and scientific writing experience
7. Additional experience in structural biology would a plus, but not required

Required documents:
1. Motivation letter
2. CV with the list of publications
3. Contact information for at least three referees (if available), including the direct supervisor of applicant’s PhD

We offer:
– work in a young, active, team in an excellent scientific environment
– comprehensive training in biophysics, biochemistry and structural biology
– access to the state of the art equipment and facilities

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Deadline: 15/12/2019

Tags: structural biology, cryo-TEM, cryoEM, ReMedy