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[ccp4bb] Staff Scientist Position in the group of Kristina Djinovic-Carugo in Vienna

Staff Scientist Position in the group of Kristina Djinovic-Carugo

Staff scientist position is available in the research group of Kristina Djinovic-Carugo in the Department for Structural and Computational Biology, Max. F. Perutz Laboratories at the University of Vienna, Austria. The main area of the group research is structural biology of F-actin based cytoskeleton, with main focus on striated muscle. We use integrative structural biology approach, combining various structural, molecular biology, biochemical and biophysical approaches.


The Department for Structural and Computational Biology is equipped with state of the art instrumentation/facilities to carry out all steps from cloning, protein _expression_ and purification, to X-ray diffraction, biomolecular NMR, as well as for a series of biophysical and optical spectroscopy techniques. The group has access to major European synchrotron high brilliance X-ray sources where it employs MX and SAXS beamlines. The Department is located on Vienna Campus Biocenter, which is the largest life sciences hub in Austria. Vienna is frequently ranked the world’s best city to live in. It is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community.


Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will participate in and support structural biology research in Djinovic-Carugo group, will assist in the training and supervision of undergraduate, graduate students and postdocs and will have some responsibilities in lab management (in particular operation and management of X-ray crystallography equipment) with help of a technical assistant and a senior staff scientist. The staff scientist will be involved in (but not limited to) conducting laboratory experiments related to all aspects and steps from sample preparation and characterisation to crystal growth, X-ray diffraction and solution scattering, structure solution, analysis and interpretation of scientific data, collaboration with other scientists and dissemination at external events. S/he will be able to develop her/his own projects primarily in the field of structural biology of cytoskeleton.


Qualifications and experience

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who is enthusiastic to work in an ambitious and multidisciplinary team and fits the following profile:


a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, chemistry or a related field is required. Minimum 3-5 years post-doctoral experience in molecular biology, protein _expression_ in prokaryotic and eukaryotic _expression_ systems, purification, crystallisation with robotics and macromolecular crystallography is a must. Proven experience in protein structure determination using X-ray crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is a must. Hands-on experience with biophysical techniques and complementary structural biology and biophysical methods (EM, ITC, SLS, themofluor, XL-MS, FCS, FRET or BiFC) will be considered an advantage. Good communication skills, organizational ability, project management experience and capacity to interact with other researchers are essential. Demonstrated potential in acquiring supplementary funding and teaching experience will be taken as merits.


Contract: A contract for maximum of 6 years will be offered to the successful candidate.


Starting date: October - November 2017


Closing date: 15th May 2017


Interviews planned for: Beginning of June 2017.


Further information from Kristina Djinovic-Carugo <kristina.djinovic@univie.ac.at, www.mfpl.ac.at/mfpl-group/group/djinovic.html>; tel.: + 43 1 4277 52203


Application details: if you want to join an exiting project area and become a member of our interdisciplinary team please compile an application package containing (one pdf file):


-       Cover letter

-       CV

-       List of publications

-       Detailed summary of research experience and interests

-       Contact information of three professional references



and submit your application to Kristina Djinovic Carugo (to e-mail: admin.vbc5@univie.ac.at)
Department of Structural and Computational Biology
Max F. Perutz Laboratories
University of Vienna
Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Campus Vienna Biocenter 5 
A-1030 Vienna

e-mail: kristina.djinovic@univie.ac.at
Phone: +43-1-4277-52203
Phone: +43-1-4277-52201 (secretary)
Mobile A: +43-664-602 77-522 03
Fax: +43-1-4277-9522