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Post-doctoral position: Structure and function of a large membrane protein insertase complex

Position: Permanent contract
Location: Manchester city centre, UK
Application Deadline: 31st July 2015
Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 GBP / annum, plus benefits, dependent on experience

A postdoctoral position in the field of biomolecular NMR is available in the groups of Dr Julien Michel, Dr Dusan Uhrin and Prof Paul Barlow at the School of Chemistry of the University of Edinburgh, United

The successful applicants will join a team of computational chemists and organic chemists working collaboratively to pursue the objectives of the ERC funded project ‘’Beyond structure: integrated computational and experimental approach to Ensemble-Based Drug Design’’.

A one-year Post-Doc position is available in the University of Versailles under the supervision of Dr. Charlotte Martineau. The project involves advanced solid-state NMR measurements and DFT calculations on coppper iodide cluster compounds, synthesized in collaboration with Dr. Sandrine Perruchas at PMC-Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France). The NMR experiments will be carried out in Versailles and in CEMTHI Orléans, where a range of medium to high-field (850 MHz) solid-state NMR spectrometers are available.

This PhD project is a part of a large collaborative Industrial Partnership Programme between AMOLF, Wageningen University, University of Amsterdam and Unilever Research, entitled Hybrid soft materials: from physical mechanisms to designer products. The overall goal of the programme is to understand the physics of the assembly and visco-elastic properties of hybrid networks, consisting of mixtures of stiff and soft elements, which leads to the rich and complex multiscale physics that characterize real food products.

Applications are invited for a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work under the supervision of Dr Józef Lewandowski and Professor Steven P. Brown, so as to implement advanced experimental solid-state NMR pulse sequence methodology and to use related simulation and calculation programs to study proteins, pharmaceuticals & supramolecular self-assembly.

We seek to recruit a dynamic young biological chemist to reinforce and expand our current programme of research into the biological and physical causes of isotope fractionation in metabolism and the environment. The successful candidate will join a research team recognized as a world‐leader in this domain: The EBSI (Studies of Biosynthesis by Isotopic Spectrometries) Group of the CEISAM Laboratory (University of Nantes/CNRS UMR6230).

·         The scholarship will provide a tax free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years.

·         Campbelltown Campus, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia

The successful applicant will undertake a project to develop MRI techniques to map the chemical composition of biological tissue, in order to minimise or even replace the use of X rays (particularly computed tomography or CT) in treatment planning for external beam radiation therapy cancer treatments. Such techniques may also have applications in improved diagnostic imaging.

A postdoctoral position is available at CSI-CUNY in Prof. Ming Tang’s lab starting on Sept 1, 2015. The project is to investigate the function-modulating interactions between proteins and membrane components by solving structures of membrane-associated protein complexes and aggregates. CSI NMR facility has a 600MHz solution instrument with cryoprobe, and the personnel also have access to the wide range of solution and solid spectrometers at the New York Structural Biology Center.

An opening exists at the University of Georgia for a postdoctoral associate to work on structural characterization of protein-carbohydrate complexes using advanced NMR techniques.   Primary responsibilities involve working with a team of scientists focused on turning glycosyltransferases (proteins that build complex carbohydrates) into highly selective reagents for identification of disease-relevant cell-surface epitopes.  We are located in the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC), a preeminent facility for glycoscience research.

We invite applications for a 4-years PhD position in the newly founded subgroup of Dr. Markus Weingarth at the Bijvoet Center, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. The research is embedded in the NMR group of Prof. Marc Baldus.
The research will focus on supramolecular interactions of membrane proteins using a combined approach of modern solid-state NMR methods & modern MD simulations methods.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section (Richard Spencer, Chief) of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.  The work will center on spectroscopic and imaging studies of cartilage and muscle tissue specimens as well as in vivo studies of animal and human subjects.  Our research currently emphasizes modern multivariate tissue classification and grading techniques, multiexponential and multidimensional relaxometry, and other advanced signal acquisition and process

A postdoctoral position in musculoskeletal magnetic resonance is available, shared between the Longitudinal Study Section and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The work will center on spectroscopic and imaging studies of muscle in human subjects, mainly in the context of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, one of the landmark studies of the National Institute on Aging.

The City University of New York's newest facility, the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) builds on the success of the University's rich past with the goal of becoming a leader in visionary scientific research in the future.  Focusing on the fields of Structural Biology, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Neuroscience, and Environmental Sciences, the ASRC will operate as a nucleus of a University-wide science enterprise, fostering the development of an integrated research network that brings together faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows from CUNY's colleges across the five borough

Two positions as Senior staff scientist (principal research engineer) are open at the Swedish NMR Centre.

One position concerns statistical analysis of experimental NMR data. For the compete job advertisement and information on how to apply:

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at NYU School of Medicine in quantitative diffusion MRI to study neurodegeneration. Potential applicants will join a diverse team of scientists in New York City lead by drs. Els Fieremans and Dmitry Novikov to develop biophysical models of brain microstructure, and contribute to clinical translation of novel early-stage pathology biomarkers.  Please see the detailed description below and distribute further to anyone interested.

The Chemistry Institute of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) is a leading institution in Brazil and Latin America, and is seeking highly qualified professionals, with a PhD in Chemistry or in related areas, high academic achievements and a strong publication records, for a position at the assistant professor level, in the area of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. This is a permanent position that involves both teaching as research activities, with an annual income over USD 40,000.

The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi is inviting applications for a fully-funded postdoctoral associate position in the area of Solid-State NMR Crystallography in the group of Dr Maria Baias (

The University of Western Australia, Perth
Senior Research Officer (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) REF: 494475
Job no: 494475
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Science
3 year appointment
Closing date: Friday 31 July 2015
This position is open to international applications.

The University of Leeds is to invest £17M in state-of-the-art instrumentation and refurbishment to develop our research capability in NMR spectroscopy and EM.

The investment will fund high-field (950 MHz) NMR, two 300 kV TEMs, and scientific support to provide a truly world-class environment for structural biology. Work to deliver this is beginning today.

A post-doctoral position is available in the field of Physics of Molecular Structures – Dynamics of molecular clusters in liquids in homogenous and heterogeneous environments.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Development of hyperpolarised low-field NMR

Fixed term for 2 years (with possible extension to 3 years), available from 1 August, 2015

Closing date: 28 June 2015

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral research associate post at the Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance (University of York, UK) to develop a low-field NMR instrument for process monitoring, optimisation and control using parahydrogen hyperpolarisation.

PhD position is available in the group of Dr Józef Lewandowski in Chemistry Department at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK with a start date in Oct 2015. Application deadline 30 June 2015.


Fixed term for 3 years, available from 1 July 2015

Research Title “Molecular level regulation of a molecular chaperone BIP”