PhD Scholarship: Structural and functional studies of eukaryotic
membrane proteins involved in cholesterol and sugar transport.
A PhD position is available in membrane protein biochemistry and X-ray
crystallography in the newly established research group of Dr. Bjorn P
Pedersen at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus
Our group studies the structure-function relationship of membrane
proteins involved in metabolite uptake in the human body, primarily
cholesterol and sugar uptake, as well as their regulation from a
structural perspective. The PhD project will involve expression,
purification and structural/functional characterization of membrane
proteins involved in metabolite transport. Methods learned and used will
be X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy as well as various
biochemical methods to elucidate function.
The project is fully funded by the Danish Council for Independent
Research for 3 years (3-year PhD), and will be based in the laboratory
of Dr. Bjorn P. Pedersen. It would ideally suit an outstanding
biochemistry graduate with a strong interest in structural biology. The
candidate should have molecular biology, protein production and
purification experience. Experience with membrane proteins or protein
structure determination will be an advantage. Full training will be
provided in all necessary areas of protein biochemistry and structural
biology. Good English language skills are essential. Salary will be
according to the collective agreement between the Danish Confederation
of Professional Associations and the Danish State. The position will be
filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.
Applicant should send a CV, cover letter and names of 2 referees to Dr.
Bjorn P Pedersen ([log in to unmask]).