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[ccp4bb] Postdoctoral Researcher, Membrane Structural and Functional Biology, Caffrey Lab, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Membrane Structural and Functional Biology – Caffrey Lab


Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


Post Summary  Applications for the post of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Membrane Structural and Functional Biology Research Group are invited. The major theme within the Group is structure and function of membrane proteins by crystallographic, biophysical and biochemical means. A project is underway to solve the high-resolution structure of membrane proteins responsible for congenital channelopaphies. The goal of the project is to use the structural, biophysical and biochemical information to understand how these membrane proteins function and interact at a molecular level and ultimately to assist in the development of new and improved therapeutics.


An exciting postdoctoral research position is available in the Group to work on this project. We are looking for a highly self-motivated, creative and hardworking individual with experience in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology to join our multidisciplinary team at Trinity College Dublin in a lab that offers superb facilities. Individuals interested in moving into the membrane protein field are encouraged to apply.


Person Specification  The candidate must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology or a related field. Demonstrated success in all aspects of molecular biology, recombinant eukaryotic protein production, purification, and functional characterization is required. Experience with eukaryotic membrane protein over-_expression_, crystallization, and structure-function studies is desirable. The candidate should be a highly motivated and creative individual who enjoys working as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team. Availability and a willingness to travel to synchrotron and free-electron laser X-ray and other facilities and to collaborators worldwide is required. Strong leadership, communication and supervisory skills are decided assets. 

Salary  €37,750 - €41,181 per annum depending on experience

Closing Date  January 20, 2017

Principal Investigator  Prof. Martin Caffrey - martin.caffrey@tcd.ie

Application Procedure  Candidates should submit a letter detailing education, training and laboratory experience. In the letter the candidate should outline why they feel they are suitable for the position in an interdisciplinary group that will involve extensive interaction with collaborators and data collection at facilities around the globe. The letter of application must be accompanied by a full CV to include the names and contact details of two referees (email addresses and phone numbers to be provided). At least one referee should be an individual the candidate has worked with and who has agreed to provide a letter of reference on the candidate’s behalf. 

Applications should be emailed to: Shuang Leng LENGS@tcd.ie