Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Membrane Structural and Functional Biology – Caffrey Lab

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Post Summary

The Membrane Structural and Functional Biology group seeks
to solve the structure of medically important membrane proteins for use in
structure/function studies and for structure-based therapeutics
development. Target proteins are involved in communicable and
non-communicable diseases.

An exciting postdoctoral research position is available in the Group. We
are looking for a highly motivated, creative and hardworking individual
with experience in biochemistry and molecular biology to join our
multidisciplinary team at Trinity 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 protein production,
purification, and functional characterization is required. Experience with
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. Strong leadership, communication and teaching
skills are decided assets. A willingness and freedom to travel worldwide on
short-term projects is expected.

Salary €38,631 – €45,942 per annum depending on experience

Closing Date Until the position is filled

*Principal Investigator *Prof. Martin Caffrey

Application Procedure Candidates are asked to 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 comprehensive 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: *

Martin Caffrey
Schools of Medicine and Biochemistry & Immunology
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Room 5.62,152-160 Pearse St., Dublin 2, D02 R590, Ireland
phone: +353-(0)1-896-4253; mobile: +353-(0)86-818-7704
Skype: martincaffrey