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05/10/2019 — Cryo-EM Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University Bloomington

The Pallesen Lab in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. We are currently looking for candidates in all areas of biochemistry, immunobiology and structural biology. Prior experience with cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) or -tomography (cryo-ET) is preferred, although not a prerequisite. This is a two-year position with an immediate start date and possibility for extension.

The Pallesen Lab studies molecular mechanisms of recognition and signal transfer in immunobiological interactions. We use a wealth of biochemical and biophysical techniques and our analyses revolve around state-of-the-art cryo-EM experimentation. We are pushing the envelope of cryo-EM structural characterization by implementing new and exciting methodologies into our workflows. Our lab is a RosettaCommons member and we have full access to our brand new TFS Talos Arctica electron microscope equipped with phase plates and both TFS Falcon 3 and Gatan K3 direct electron detectors. We also have access to several extramural TFS Titan Krios instruments. Our structural studies rely on well-established collaborations as well as immunobiological systems and protein complexes that we optimize ourselves and express in our in-house bioreactor setup.

Indiana University Bloomington is a large, top-ranked public university with more than 40,000 students on its accoladed limestone campus. Our department has very strong, diverse and supportive virology and biochemistry communities. Our facilities are extremely well-equipped and our group’s lab space is located on the top building floor overlooking our beautiful campus. The University has a strong athletics program competing in the Big10 conference and attracts many internationally acclaimed artists, musicians and dance companies to perform every year. Bloomington is a liberal and open-minded community located in the beautiful, forested rolling hills of Southern Indiana. Our town has a rich and diverse restaurant and nightlife scene and our surroundings offer countless outdoor activities such as waterskiing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and hiking.

Interested candidates with a PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry or a related field with relevant experience should submit their applications at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/7846. A strong background in biomolecular cryo-EM, protein expression and purification, and the characterization of immunobiological complexes is highly desirable. Candidates should be highly motivated, open to new approaches and techniques, and be able to tackle demanding challenges. A completed application includes a curriculum vitae, and a brief summary of past research experience. The applicant should also arrange the submission of two or more recommendation letters. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and those received by June 1, 2019 will receive full consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Suzanne Schwartz, (mcbdept@indiana.edu) or Professor Jesper Pallesen, (pallesen@indiana.edu).

Salary is commensurate with experience. The university offers excellent health insurance and benefits. Detailed benefit information can be found at benefits

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