Post-doctoral researcher in Structural biology, Salminen lab, Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

The project focuses on two medically relevant cell-surface receptors and their multifaceted interactions in inflammation and cancer. The group seeks for a post-doctoral researcher for 3D structure determination of protein-protein and protein-ligand complexes enabling rational development of anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents as well as improved tools for imaging inflammation.

Our laboratory has state-of-the-art facilities for protein purification, crystallization, imaging and in situ X-ray diffraction of crystals, and computational resources for structural biology and bioinformatics

Applicants are expected to have: (1) PhD degree, (2) demonstrated competency in protein expression and purification strategies using bacterial, insect, and mammalian hosts, (3) expertise in protein crystallization, X-ray structure determination and structural analysis, (4) experience in biophysical methods for analysis of protein interactions, and (5) willingness to work as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.

Starting date: As soon as possible. Please indicate approximate starting date.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application: The application should include (compiled in one .pdf file):
(1) a Letter of motivation describing your key expertise and research interests, and
(2) CV with list of publications and contact information for 1-2 referees (or letter of recommendation).
Applications and informal inquiries should be e-mailed to tiina.naumi(at) with a subject “Postdoctoral position”.

Best regards.

Tiina Salminen, PhD

Adj. Prof. in structural biochemistry and Senior Lecturer

Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory

Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Abo Akademi University

Tykistökatu 6A

FI-20520 Turku