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[ccp4bb] Postdoctoral positions at the NIH in structural and mechanistic studies on integral membrane proteins



Position Description:
The research group of Dr. Anirban Banerjee at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking candidates for postdoctoral fellows . The broad interests of the lab are in membrane protein structure and function. We combine structural techniques such as macromolecular crystallography with biophysical and biochemical methods such as reconstitution based biochemistry, electrophysiology together with synthetic chemistry to investigate the structural bases of the mechanisms of a number of membrane proteins.


The lab has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. We have dedicated periodic access to the 22-ID beamline at the APS, for crystallographers at the NIH, as well as access to 23-ID and 24-ID beam lines at the APS. Our laboratory is part of the Cell Biology and Neurobiology Branch in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). We also have an affiliation to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Qualifications:
The candidates should hold a Ph. D. degree, be author of at least one first author publication and have a strong background in biochemistry or structural biology. Experience with basic molecular biology, protein _expression_, purification and biochemical characterization are required. Prior experience in membrane protein biochemistry or insect/mammalian _expression_ systems will be added advantages.
It is absolutely essential the candidate is motivated and prepared to put in the best efforts for fruition of the project goals. We are a small, friendly lab and ability to work as part of a cohesive group is important.

To Apply:
Interested candidates can send an e-mail to anirban.banerjee@nih.gov with a CV and a summary of previous research experience and future interests.