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[ccp4bb] PhD Scholarship: Structural and functional studies of eukaryotic membrane proteins involved in metabolite transport.

A PhD position is available in membrane protein biochemistry and X-ray crystallography in the research group of Dr. Bjorn P Pedersen at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Our group studies the structure-function relationship of membrane proteins involved in metabolite uptake, primarily sterol and sugar uptake, as well as their regulation from a structural perspective. The PhD project will involve _expression_, purification and structural/functional characterization of membrane proteins involved in metabolite transport. Methods learned and used will be X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy as well as various biochemical methods to elucidate function.

The 3 year project is fully funded by the European Research Council Horizon 2020 program (3-year PhD), and will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Bjorn P. Pedersen. It would ideally suit an outstanding biochemistry graduate with a strong interest in structural biology. The candidate should have molecular biology, protein production and purification experience. Experience with membrane proteins or protein structure determination will be considered an advantage. Full training will be provided in all necessary areas of protein biochemistry and structural biology. Good English language skills are essential. Salary will be according to the collective agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Danish State. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

Applicant should send a CV, cover letter and names of 2 referees to Bjorn P Pedersen.


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