Postdoctoral Fellowship in Structural Biology, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), France

Publish Date: Mar 20, 2021

Deadline: Mar 31, 2021

About this position

The laboratory of structural biology of macromolecular protein-RNA complexes (Dr. Eva Kowalinski) at the EMBL Grenoble is looking for a postdocal fellow. The thriving group uses a multidisciplinary approach to tackle complex biochemical questions by combining state-of-the art cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography and other biochemical, biophysical methods and cell biology. In the group, we believe in growing with our challenges, life long learning and team play.

Your role

We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious individual to join our investigations into the structure and function of RNA-protein complexes involved in RNA modification and editing. The open project includes the structural elucidation of new RNA modification mechanisms via structural, biochemical and cell biology methods and might move in the direction of early stage drug discovery.

You have

The successful candidate holds a PhD in Molecular Biology or a related field, has published in scientific journals and is willing to apply for prestigious fellowships.

Experience in molecular biology techniques, including cloning, protein expression, purification, biochemistry, cell culture as well as expertise in X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM are expected.

Why join us

Why not! Well, EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family.

The Kowalinski lab at the EMBL Grenoble has access to world-class infrastructure offered by the inter-institutional Partnership for Structural Biology PSB Grenoble ( Access is granted to in-house bacterial, insect and mammalian cell expression facilities, parasite cell culture, confocal microscopy and the high-throughput crystallization facility and all core facilities at the EMBL headquarters. Electron microscopic infrastructure is available: EMBL Grenoble in-house Tecnai T12 and Glacios (200keV, Falcon3) and regular access to the Electron Microscopy Core Facility (EMCF) at EMBL Heidelberg with various high-end microscopes and the ESRF Titan Krios (K2, phase plate). X-ray infrastructure: regular access to ESRF (on campus) and access to other European synchrotrons (DLS, PETRA, SOLEIL).

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

Please submit your letter of motivation, your CV, and up to two references with the application. The reference letters can as well be submitted directly to Emailing your application is not necessary.

For any additional information please contact Eva Kowalinski directly ( or visit our website:

Earliest start date: 01.05.2021

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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