22 July 2011

4 post-doc positions in Structural Biology

4 Postdoctoral Positions in Structural Biology in Geneva (Switzerland) and Grenoble (France)

Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva (http://www.molbio.unige.ch/eng/home).

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Grenoble Outstation, Grenoble, France (http://www.embl.fr/research/unit/schaffitzel/index.html).

Four postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the laboratories of Profs. Thanos Halazonetis, Robbie Loewith and Stéphane Thore at the Molecular Biology department and the group of Dr. Christiane Schaffitzel at the EMBL in Grenoble. We seek highly motivated and outstanding biochemists or structural biologists to perform structure / function studies of PIKK enzymes and their associated factors using X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy techniques. These large kinases and their complexes are at the core of multiple cellular responses like DNA damage, growth control or non-sense-mediated decay. Defaults in these pathways are linked to diseases including cancer, cystic fibrosis and others. Many  targeted proteins are highly relevant for drug discovery.

The positions are initially funded for three years. Strong candidates will be encouraged and supported to apply for competitive fellowships. Candidate should be within three years from obtaining their PhD degree. A strong background in crystallography or in electron microscopy documented by an excellent publication record is a plus for the candidates.

How to apply:
Applications with CV, contact information for three references and a description of the candidate's past research experience should be sent to Fabrice Mermoud-Verglio, Département de Biologie Moléculaire, Université de Genève, Fabrice.MermoudViglino@unige.ch.

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