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[ccp4bb] Postdoctoral position in Structural Microbiology (Montreal, Canada)

A postdoctoral position is open in my lab at the Institut Armand-Frappier in Montreal. Please see details below for more Information:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Structural Microbiology


Project description: A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the research group of Assistant Prof. Charles Calmettes at the Centre INRS-Institut Armand Frappier in Laval (Greater Montreal, Canada) to work on a joint research project with the group of Dr. Hilde de Reuse at the Institut Pasteur (Paris, France). For this position we are looking for a talented, highly skilled, and motivated postdoc with a proven track record in structural biology and protein biochemistry. The successful candidate is expected to dissect the structure and function of bacterial proteins (membrane and soluble proteins) identified as potential new drug targets, using a combination of X-ray crystallography and biochemical techniques.


The applicant must have a PhD in a relevant field, such as membrane protein, biochemistry or structural biology. Preference will be given to candidate with protein _expression_ and purification skills, and with a solid knowledge in protein characterization and biophysical methods. Experience in X-ray crystallography is preferred but not mandatory. The applicant will be an enthusiastic scientist who demonstrates excellence, creativity, commitment to research, and effective communication skills. The Centre INRS-Institut Armand Frappier offers a French/English bilingual environment.


Salary range: Applicants must have completed their PhD degrees within the last 4 years. The position is funded for two years with possibility of extension based on performance. The salary range for the position is $40,000 to $50,000 per year.


Starting date: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send your CV and a cover letter in PDF to charles.calmettes@iaf.inrs.ca. Successful candidates will be notified for interviews. Anticipated  starting date is February 2018, or early 2018.


Institution: INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier Research Center, is a university dedicated to fundamental and applied research in the field of infectious diseases, immunity, and pharmaco-chemistry. The Institute has internationally recognized expertise and is considered a hub for health research in Quebec. The INRS-IAF campus is located in the greater Montreal area at the Laval Scientific and High Technology Park, in close proximity to a number of pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Montreal is generally known as the “Canada’s Cultural Capital”; as a multicultural and bilingual city, Montreal has become one of the most diverse cosmopolitan cities in North America.


Questions? Pr Charles Calmettes, Ph.D.

Contact:   charles.calmettes@iaf.inrs.ca

Lab page: http://ccalmettes.profs.inrs.ca/              (English)

                 http://www.inrs.ca/charles-calmettes    (French)