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Structural studies of ion channels

Postdoctoral positions in Ion Channel Structural Biology are available immediately for highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in crystallographic and cryo-electron microscopy studies of ion channels the lab of Prof. Dan Minor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  The Minor Lab merges structural, biochemical, genetic, and electrophysiological methods to dissect the mechanism of complex protein machines involved in electrical signaling. More information is available at the lab website: http://www.cvri.ucsf.edu/~dminor/

The posts offer ideal opportunities for experienced crystallographers interested in continuing structural studies, but who would like to complement his or her expertise with other, diverse tools for understanding membrane protein function and mechanism.  Projects focus on determining the structures of a variety of full-length membrane protein and complexes by both crystallographic and single particle cryo-electron microscopy approaches.. The fellows will benefit from both the outstanding environment in the lab and the highly collaborative UCSF community. The lab has extensive crystallographic resources, including (as part of the UCSF crystallography group) two R-axis IV systems and regular access to synchrotron beamline 8.3.1 at the nearby Advanced Light Source (ALS) in Berkeley as well as access to state-of-the-art electron microscopes and the latest generation of K2 Summit direct electron detectors.

Candidates should have (or expect) an Ph.D. or M.D. and should have experience in protein biochemistry and structure determination by crystallographic or cryo-electronmicroscopy methods.

Interested individuals should send a current CV to Prof. Daniel Minor at daniel.minor@ucsf.edu

Dan Minor, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Departments of Biochemistry & Biophysics,
and Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research
Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience
University of California, San Francisco

FEDEX/UPS address:

Cardiovascular Research Institute
Box 3122
University of California San Francisco
555 Mission Bay Blvd. South. Rm 452Z
San Francisco, CA 94158-9001

Email: daniel.minor@ucsf.edu
Phone: 415-514-2551
Fax: 415-476-8173
Web: http://www.cvri.ucsf.edu/~dminor