Project: Structural and functional analysis of a multiprotein kinase signalling complex involved in mediating immune responses in eukaryotes.
Methods: Hybrid approaches in structural biology: cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography, SAXS, NMR, computational methods, bioinformatics, biophysics and biochemistry. Functional characterization on a cellular and organismal level is carried out in close collaboration with the group of Dr. Heribert Hirt (KAUST).
Required skills: Experience in protein _expression_, purification and characterization; Expertise in structural methods, in particular cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography. A high level of motivation and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.
Location: Group of Stefan Arold at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). KAUST, founded in 2009, is located at the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST currently ranks nr. 1 worldwide in citations per faculty (QS World University Rankings 2015/2016) and provides outstanding research facilities (incl. a Titan KRIOS with direct detector, NMR spectrometers up to 950 MHz & in-house X-ray source). KAUST has a community with more than 100 nationalities, pristine coral reefs and about two hours of rain per year.
Remuneration: highly competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and various benefits.
Starting Date: available from April 2017, but later starting dates can be accomodated
Contact: Please send a CV, a statement of research experience and contact information for at least two referees to email@example.com
Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Bldg 2, Level 4, Room 4275
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia