Post Doc Position in Ligand-Gated Ion Channels

Catholic University of Leuven Laboratory of Structural Neurobiology

Belgium

A post-doctoral position is available at the Laboratory of Prof. Chris Ulens, KU Leuven, Belgium (http://www.xtal.be). The research in the Laboratory of Structural Neurobiology is aimed at understanding the molecular mechanism of ligand-gated ion channels. Our methods rely on X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM in combination with electrophysiological recordings and fluorescence-based techniques. Our laboratory hosts an integrated macromolecular crystallization facility with a Mosquito crystallization robot and two RockImagers. We have access to a 200 kV Glacios microscope on campus as well as 300 kV JEOL CryoARM300 at the nearby EM facility in Brussels. Current projects are situated at the crossroads of structural elucidation and drug discovery of different pentameric ligand-gated ion channels.

Responsibilities

We would like to recruit a post-doc with prior experience in cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography of membrane proteins. The successful candidate will be responsible to push forward one of the ongoing projects in the lab, which are aimed at different members of the class of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels.

Profile

The successful candidate:
- easily communicates in an open verbal manner and has a team player spirit
- has an ambitious work ethic
- critically contributes to writing of manuscripts and grant proposals
- makes efforts to obtain independent funding
- meets intermediate deadlines and brings projects to a successful end
- fuels internal discussions of recent publications in the field
- sets an example to younger PhD students in the lab
- identifies directions for future scientific research

Offer

We offer a postdoctoral research position within one of the top innovating universities in Europe. The contract is initially for 1 year, but renewable for up to 3-4 years depending on a positive yearly evaluation.

Interested?

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You can apply for this job no later than March 01, 2021 via the
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: March 1, 2021
  • Tags: Cellulaire en Moleculaire Geneeskunde


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