Postdoctoral Positions at Duke University Available Immediately
Project: “Researching the quantum-mechanics basis of olfaction”
Training: PhD in (bio) physics, chemistry, or materials science and related disciplines
Experience and skills: in scanning probe microscopy (STM or AFM) is important in order to measure and interpret
tunneling currents across the tunneling junction in the absence and presence of odorant molecules and reconstituted odorant receptors. Some experience in molecular biology and protein engineering would be a plus but is not absolutely necessary. Interests in quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics computational approaches are desirable in order to successfully collaborate with quantum chemistry theorists who will model inelastic tunneling of electrons through free and receptor-bound odorant molecules.
Project: Learning Single-Particle Cryogenic Electron Microscopy to study spontaneous and chaperone-assisted folding of large proteins
Training: PhD in biology, biochemistry, biophysics or related disciplines
In molecular biology/protein engineering are essential and some previous experience in structure reconstruction techniques is desirable although not a must . The successful candidate will learn cutting edge SP cryo EM techniques at excellent Duke University cryo EM facilities and will then apply the newly gained skills to study folding pathways of large proteins as well as resolving structurally their complexes with relevant chaperones.
Inquiries should be addressed to: Piotr Marszalek, Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department of Biomedical Engineering Duke University …@duke.edu YourMembership. Category: Science, Keywords: Research Associate
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