Postdoc in Membrane protein characterization

fredag 03 jun 22

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Frist 30. juni 2022
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The structural enzymology group is interested on the systems involved with membrane protein crystallography and characterization. The main techniques used are cloning, expression purification and crystallization and kinetic characterization. The Post doc will focus on kinetic and structural studies of the magnesium transport systems MgtA and MgtB from E coli and Salmonella. The work will include

  • Design of construct for various  hetero membrane complexes MgtA and MgtB are involved with.
  • Expression, Protein purification of associated partners  and membrane proteins. Constructs and Expression protocols of the individual components are available
  • Biochemical characterisation and kinetic studies
  • Crystallisation, structure determination

Responsibilities and qualifications
Formal requirement with regard to education is a PhD in biochemistry /molecular biology as minimum.

  • Experience with protein chemistry, protein crystallography and biophysical methods is preferred
  • Work knowledge of Word and Excel and kinetic software
  • The group has a number of international collaborations and the position requires applicants to be highly organized and fluent in English
  • Open and friendly nature, not afraid to learn something new

Highly motivated candidates with an excellent track record are invited to apply.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 2.5  years starting date 1st of August 2022

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. J. Preben Morth head of Structural enzymology

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 June 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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