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Structural Biology (Cryo-EM) of Membrane Remodeling Cellular Processes
National Institutes of Health in Princeton, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 10/19/2021
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Position Description:

A postdoctoral or more senior research position is available in the Jimah Lab at Princeton University to study the mechanism of membrane fission processes, including endocytosis, in human cells. Projects include investigating the structural basis of proteins involved in membrane fission by single-particle cryo-EM structure determination, as well as investigating these proteins in vivo by cryo-electron tomography / cryo-correlative light and electron microscopy (cryo-ET / cryo-CLEM) enabled by cryo-FIB-SEM (focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopy).


Investigations into the mechanism of membrane fission processes will utilize a multidisciplinary approach comprising biochemistry, biophysics, and cell biology to complement our primary tools from structural biology. This position offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to a vibrant research program, and Dr. Jimah is a committed to fostering the career development of all members of the research group. The postdoctoral scholar will have access to cutting-edge cryo-EM equipment at the Imaging & Analysis Center (

https://iac.princeton.edu/equipment.html

) and other instrumentation in various core facilities at Princeton University. The position is available starting

January 2022

with a negotiable start date.


This position will be within the Molecular Biology Department (

https://molbio.princeton.edu/department

), an innovative, vibrant, collegial, collaborative, and excellent research environment. Princeton University is in an idyllic town midway between New York City and Philadelphia, with convenient train access to both cities.


This opportunity is ideal for:

(1) Structural biologists (with cryo-EM, cryo-ET, cryo-CLEM, and/or X-ray crystallography experience) or biophysicists looking to develop or acquire further expertise in structural biology.

(2) Cell biologists (with expertise in analytical and quantitative light microscopy) looking to develop expertise in cryo-EM, cryo-ET, or cryo-CLEM.


Qualifications:

Essential qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics, structural biology, microbiology, biomedical engineering, or related fields.


To Apply:

How to apply:

Application deadline: The position is available starting January 2022 with a negotiable start date. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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