Postdoc in Structural Biology and Biophysis University of Copenhagen, Department of Biology Denmark

Postdoc in Structural Biology and Biophysis at Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

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Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a 2-years position as postdoc in Structural Biology and Biophysics starting 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  

 

Description of the scientific environment 

The position is in Kaare Teilum’s group at the Structural Biology and NMR Laboratory (SBiNLab), Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen.  
SBiNLab provides a strong, international environment for research in the structure, function and dynamics of biological macromolecules. 
The laboratory is host for three high-field NMR spectrometers and currently employs about 20 PhD students and postdocs as well as a larger number of 
undergraduate students and guests. The research in the laboratory is highly interdisciplinary ranging from molecular cell biology to advanced biophysics 
and computational biology. SBiNLab is a part of the Linderstrøm-Lang Centre for Protein Science and the Integrative Structural Biology at the University of Copenhagen (ISBUC). 

 

Research Project 

The overall aim of the project is to understand the molecular properties of Gag-like proteins that have evolved from ancestral Gag proteins introduced into the human genome by retroviral infections that occurred at an early stage in evolution around the time where the vertebrates and invertebrates diverged. Whereas many of the Gag-like proteins have been studied in some detail at the molecular and cell biology levels they have largely escaped any structural analysis. A molecular description of the properties of these proteins will thus provide a new foundation for our understanding of the function of these proteins. 

 

Qualifications 

The successful candidate must have a strong background in protein science and structural biology. Prior experience with protein production for 
biophysical and structural analysis is a requirement. It is an advantage to have experience with protein NMR spectroscopy and/or X-ray crystallography. 
It is also an advantage to have experience in kinetic analysis of the formation of supra-molecular assemblies.    

 

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

 

Procedures  

We will use a shortlisting procedure in the evaluation. An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the shortlisted applications, and the remaining applicants will be notified that their applications will not be evaluated further. The shortlisted applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee.   

 

Terms of employment 

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 424.526 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.594). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

 

How to apply 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. The application should include the items below, and applications that do not follow these guidelines may not be evaluated. 

  • A cover letter (max. 1 page) describing your background, personal qualities, research interests and reasons for applying specifically to this position

  • Curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages)

  • List of peer reviewed publications. You may include preprints, papers that have been accepted for publication or are in review

  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)

  • Contact details of 1-2 persons for references and a very brief description of your relationship to them. You should not attach reference letters

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.  

 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  


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