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[ccp4bb] Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) to study membrane protein transport at Umeå University, Sweden

The Andersson lab at the department of Chemistry at Umeå University, Sweden, is looking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow (2-year fellowship, funded by the Kempe foundation) to study membrane protein transport. The Andersson lab combines time-resolved X-ray solution scattering and computer simulations to determine membrane protein dynamics and transport in the lipid environment. The overall goals are to determine structures and timing of transient protein states in the membrane.

The research spans molecular biology production, nanodisc insertion, and characterization of proteins to development work at synchrotrons MAX IV (Lund) and ESRF (Grenoble). The project can also involve computer simulation – the extent to which will depend upon the background/interest of the Fellow. The work will be performed within the context of Integrated Structural Biology (https://www.biostruct.umu.se) at Umeå University that provides seminar series as well as an exciting research environment.


The required qualification is a doctoral degree in chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, physics, or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent. The applicant must have practical experience and expertise from protein production and characterization. Prior experience from working with membrane proteins, nanodisc insertion, structural biology, and computer simulations are considered merits. Good knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken, is required. A suitable candidate should also be creative, have good collaboration skills, a high degree of independence and problem-solving analytical ability.


The application should include:

- A cover letter stating why you want to join the lab and study membrane protein transport & dynamics (maximum 1 pages). This letter must also contain your contact details.  

- A Curriculum Vitae including a list of peer-reviewed published articles

- Copies of doctoral degree certificate and other relevant degree certificates

- Name and contact information for two reference persons of which one should be your PhD supervisor

Send your complete application to: magnus.p.andersson@umu.se

Webpage: https://www.biostruct.umu.se/principal-investigators/magnus-andersson/


Magnus Andersson, Associate Professor
Integrated Structural Biology
Department of Chemistry 
Umeå University

Email: magnus.p.andersson@umu.se
Phone: +46 720 837370 

Mailing address:
Umeå University
Department of Chemistry
SE-901 87 Umeå

Visiting address:
Linnaeusvägen 6

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