Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

POSTDOC – Structural Biology of Genome Regulation

University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 12 Apr 2021

The University of Leicester is home to the Leicester Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) as a centre of research excellence. Research within LISCB targets the functioning of biological relevant molecules through integrated structural biology approaches including CryoEM, chemistry and functional studies.

The Panne group focuses on signal processing on enhancers and how 3D genome organisation contributes to various aspects of genome function. For examples of recent work see Nature 578, 472–476 (2020); NSMB 27, 233–239 (2020); Nature 562, 538–544 (2018).

The successful candidates will use a multi-disciplinary approach that includes preparative biochemistry of multi-protein complexes, protein engineering and state-of-the-art biophysical and structural techniques.

About you

Successful candidate should have a background in Biochemistry, Biophysics or Molecular Biology. They must have a track record in conducting internationally competitive research, including peer-reviewed publications. They are looking for a creative and ambitious person with good communication skills and keen to work on challenging projects.

Experience in biochemistry of protein complexes, insect cell expression systems, X-ray crystallography or cryo-electron microscopy would be particularly beneficial. The group is part of the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology one of five flagship research institutes recently established by the University of Leicester, UK. They have excellent access to state-of-the-art structural biology technologies including a Krios cryo-EM microscope equipped with Falcon 3EC and GATAN K3 detectors as well the Diamond and ESRF Synchrotrons.

This post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for up to 5 years.

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Application deadline: 12th April 2021


Leicester, United Kingdom

POSTDOC – Structural Biology of Genome Regulation