Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on crystallography of proteases. Experience in crystallography is preferred. In addition, the successful candidate should be well versed in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, protein purification, and membrane protein biochemistry. The candidate must be within five years of attaining a PhD degree.
This is an opportunity to join a lab experienced in the _expression_ and crystallization of various enzymes, including soluble coronavirus proteases (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.03.073080v2) and membrane proteins (See PNAS (2007) 104(3):750-4, and Science, (2003). 301:616-620),( http://www2.biochem.ualberta.ca/LemieuxLab/). The University of Alberta, located in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), is home to a large and interactive community of biomedical scientists, and facilities for structural biology are excellent. Our department provides interaction with numerous crystallographers. The Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron facility is located a short drive away. In addition, the membrane protein research group provides a dedicated forum for membrane protein research at the University of Alberta (http://www.mpdrg.com).
Edmonton, having a population of over 1 million, offers a cosmopolitan environment with world-class performing arts, sports, culinary and recreational opportunities. In addition, the city’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains including the towns of Jasper and Banff is an additional bonus.
Salary is commensurate with training and experience at the CIHR standard rates. A medical and dental benefit package is included with salary. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. The records arising from this competition will be managed in accordance with provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP).
Please direct CV, statement of interests including structures previously solved, and a list of three references to Dr. M. Joanne Lemieux at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org the subject header: PDF application.
M. Joanne Lemieux
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