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[ccp4bb] Postdoctoral studies in structural biology of fertilization, Karolinska Institutet

Our research group at Karolinska Institutet (http://jovinelab.org) is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the molecular mechanism of egg-sperm interaction at fertilization by single-particle cryo-EM.

The position, funded by a long-term grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, will benefit from a close collaboration with Alexey Amunts laboratory at SciLifeLab (https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/alexey-amunts/) as well as easy access to local cryo-EM facilities (Stockholm node of the Cryo-EM Swedish National Facility (https://www.scilifelab.se/facilities/cryo-em/) and KI 3D-EM (https://ki.se/en/research/3d-em)) that together include 3 x Titan Krios with K3 detectors, a Talos Arctica with K2 and a Talos L120C with Ceta-D. Joining our groups will thus provide a unique opportunity to build upon the strengths of two complementary labs and state-of-the-art technology, in order to tackle one of the most fundamental questions in biology and understand how life begins.

Candidates must hold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. degree and have significant hands-on experience in structural biology. Although proven experience in single-particle cryo-EM and knowledge of helical reconstruction will constitute an advantage, excellent candidates with experience in X-ray crystallography and a strong interest in learning cryo-EM will also be taken into consideration. Additionally, previous experience in mammalian cell _expression_ as well as purification and biochemical characterization of glycoproteins will be considered an asset. At least one first author paper in a high-quality international peer-reviewed journal, fluency in English (both written and oral), good team spirit and a very strong personal drive to excel in science are required.

For more information about this position and to submit an application through the KI MyNetwork recruitment system (deadline 3 March 2020), please visit:

We look forward to receiving your application!

With best wishes,


Luca Jovine, Ph.D.
Professor of Structural Biology & EMBO Member
Karolinska Institutet
Department of Biosciences and Nutrition
Medicinaren 25 Neo
Blickagången 16, SE-141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
E-mail: luca.jovine@ki.se
W3: http://jovinelab.org

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