[Chlamydomonas] POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

Daniela Nicastro nicastro at brandeis.edu
Sat Oct 7 12:21:28 EST 2006


                     BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
                     Waltham, MA, U.S.A.
                    Department of Biology

      POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

   
   A 3-year post-doctoral position is immediately available to study
the structure of cilia and flagella in general, and axonemal dynein
in particular. The candidate will join a young team in a
multidisciplinary environment. Our general goal is to determine the
three-dimensional structures of cells and organelles with special
emphasis on structure-function relationships of macromolecular
complexes within cells. We use the rapidly developing technique of
cryo-electron tomography in combination with image processing.

   Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree in biology or a
related field, a keen interest in structural biology, and should
enjoy working as part of an energetic team. The ideal candidate has a
background in at least one of the following areas: biochemistry,
cryo-techniques, electron microscopy or image processing.

   Interested candidates should send a formal application, including
a CV, areas of expertise, a statement of research interest, and names
and contact information for three references, either by mail to the
address below or by email to: nicastro at brandeis.edu
   
  DR. DANIELA NICASTRO
  MS 029, Rosenstiel Center
  Brandeis University
   415 South Street
  Waltham, MA 02454-9110,
  USA

   
  Our laboratory is located in the well-equipped and vibrant Biology
Department of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (eight
miles west of Boston). Brandeis has a state-of-the-art electron
microscopy facility, including a Tecnai F30 transmission-electron
microscope equipped with a Gatan GIF energy filter, three more TEMs,
cryo-holders, a Vitrobot plunge freezer and a cryo-ultramicrotome. We
also share an extensive computational facility with the Grigorieff
Lab. Brandeis offers excellent opportunities for scientific
interaction on campus and with many colleagues at other scientific
institutions in the Boston area, providing an exciting scientific
environment that greatly enhances the postdoctoral training
experience.

The Brandeis University is committed to diversity and equality in
education and employment.



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