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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Macromolecular Crystallography

Membrane Structural and Functional Biology

University of Limerick, Ireland

The University of Limerick is inviting applications for the post of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Membrane Structural and Functional Biology Research Group.  The major theme within the Group is structure and function of membrane proteins by crystallographic means.  Systems under investigation include receptors, transducers, transporters, respiratory complexes, and quorum sensing-related and biofilm forming membrane proteins of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  Purified protein and in meso-grown crystals of several targets are already in hand.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in protein crystallography.  Demonstrated success in all aspects of protein crystallization, diffraction data collection and processing, structure solution and refinement, plus experience in molecular biology and protein purification and characterization techniques is required.  The candidate should be a highly motivated individual who enjoys working as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.  Strong leadership, communication and teaching skills are decided assets. 

Maximum available starting salary 47,606 Euro

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 15th July 2009.

Further information for applicants and application material are available online from: http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/ (Job ID: 004187)