A post-doctoral position is open in the Rice lab at the University of Chicago (https://voices.uchicago.edu/phoebericelab/). The primary project is to figure out, through biochemistry and structural biology, the mechanisms of self-loading helicases encoded by medically nasty staphylococcal mobile genetic elements. The lab employs a variety of approaches from cryo-EM and crystallography through biochemistry and microbiology, all aimed at understanding mobile DNA elements at the molecular level. A variety of additional project opportunities are also available.
The Advanced Electron Microscopy Facility at the University of Chicago currently houses a 200 KV Talos F200C microscope with side-entry holders and a Vitrobot plunge freezer for cryo screening, a 120 KV Spirit microscope for negative-staining, and a 300 KV Tecnai F30 for plastic tomography.
The University has made > 10M dollars in investments to upgrade the facility with a state-of-the-art 300 KV Titan Krios microscope equipped with a K3 direct detection camera and Volta phase plate, which will be fully installed by the end of 2019. Additional upgrades include a Aquilos cryo FIB-SEM Leica, Apreo volume scope and Leica EM GP2 cryo-plunge.
The Advanced Photon Source’s fantastic x-ray beamlines are also a short drive away.
Top candidates will have a PhD (or be about to receive one) and experience in cryo-EM and biochemistry. To apply, please send your CV, with names and contact information for 3 references, to me by e-mail: PRice@uchicago.edu
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Phoebe A. Rice
Dept. of Biochem & Mol. Biol. and
Committee on Microbiology
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