Position Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the Brown lab at Harvard Medical School. The lab uses the latest developments in cryo-EM to understand biological processes at the molecular level (e.g. Nature 524, 493–496 and Science 346, 718–722). The project will involve investigating the structure and function of large macromolecular complexes involved in cellular transport. This includes all steps from construct design to structure determination. In the long term, we aim to use detailed molecular models to facilitate the development of new and better therapeutics.
Job requirements: Applicants should hold (or will be shortly awarded) a PhD degree and have experience in molecular biology and protein purification. Prior experience with single-particle cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography is considered a major advantage. Candidates should have strong communication skills and an established record of creativity through principal authorship in peer-reviewed publication(s). The successful candidate should be passionate about science, motivated, proactive, and able to work in a team. While each lab member has their own project, lab members are encouraged to work together to solve common problems. A separate position is available for an outstanding candidate with expertise in electron cryotomography (cryo-ET).
Harvard Medical School: Harvard Medical School has made a strong commitment to electron microscopy. The newly established Harvard Cryo-EM Center has two Titan Krios microscopes equipped with K3 detectors and phase plates that complement a pre-existing Polara microscope. There is also access to a Titan Krios at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. The structural biology community at Harvard is exceptional with excellent support staff.
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The position is initially for 2 years with a possibility of extension.
If you’re interested in joining the lab, please send your CV with a brief description of your current research as well as 2-3 contacts for references to Alan_Brown@hms.harvard.edu before the 8th August, 2017.