The Akey laboratory in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine has an open position for a post-doctoral associate in cryo-electron microscopy that is funded by an NIH grant for 3 years. Research in the group is focused on the structure and function of protein translocation machines, including the bacterial ribosome-SecY channel complex and the Nuclear Pore Complex. In these studies, 3D single particle and tomographic, sub-volume averaging methods are used to elucidate the structure of these remarkable translocation machines.
Their research is highly collaborative and once suitable samples are prepared at our cryo-EM facility, data are collected remotely at National cryo-EM beamlines for analysis on our groups' in-house gpu-cpu cluster.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. with expertise in Biophysics, Computational or Structural Biology; prior experience in cryo-EM, while a plus, is not required.
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