Postdoctoral Fellow in Biophysics of Cell Motility
At the University of Bergen, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Biomedicine, a full-time temporary position as a postdoctoral fellow in Biophysics of Cell Motility in the group of Professor Inari Kursula is available for a period of two (2) years starting from 1.6.2017 or as soon as possible. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway.
The research group is working on understanding the molecular mechanisms behind the actomyosin-based gliding motility of the malaria parasite. The group’s main expertise lies within structural molecular biology and biochemistry.
This postdoctoral project focuses on biophysical and imaging approaches to understand the structure and function of the actomyosin motor of the malaria parasite. A central task of the post-doctoral fellow will be to establish biophysical and microscopic methods to study the parasite actomyosin motor function in vitro in our laboratory.
For further information about the project and the position, please contact Professor Inari Kursula, phone: +47 5558 6846 / +49 40 8998 6862 or email: Inari.Kursula@uib.no.
Qualifications and qualities
- The candidate must hold a PhD degree in biophysics, biochemistry, or a related discipline, or have submitted their doctoral dissertation for evaluation within the closing date of the application. It is a condition for appointment that the dissertation is approved.
- The applicant must have a track record of high-quality scientific publishing.
- The successful applicant must have experience in biophysical characterization of proteins and have practical experience in at least two of the following: fluorescence (in particular TIRF/STED), electron, or atomic force microscopy.
- Hands-on experience in the production of recombinant proteins/protein complexes for structural biology applications is an advantage.
- Experience in structural biology methods, in particular X-ray crystallography, SAXS, and/or cryo-EM is an advantage.
- The candidate should be proficient in spoken and written English.
- Personal skills will be emphasized. The candidate should be able to work independently and interactively in a team setting, be motivated and responsible, and have a high work capacity and show strong commitment and enthusiasm for research.
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