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OPEN POSITIONS Researcher - NMR spectroscopy of photoreceptor proteins

Research and graduate education at the department of chemistry and molecular biology comprises a wide scientific field from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to intact organisms. Much of the phenomena studied here impact on our natural environment and living systems. We participate in undergraduate programs in chemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, biology, marine sciences, and pharmacy.

Westenhoff’s research group, where this position is placed, has the goal to uncover structural dynamics of proteins and chemical reactions.  The research is placed at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics. We develop new methods based on infrared spectroscopy and time-resolved X-ray scattering to achieve this goal.

Job assignments

- NMR spectroscopy of phytochrome proteins
- Production of the proteins
- Development of new NMR spectroscopic techniques to capture the structure of transient structures of the proteins

Qualifications

To qualify as a researcher, the applicant must have completed a Swedish doctoral degree or must have a foreign degree corresponding to a Swedish doctoral degree.
- We will give preference to candidates, which are likely to succeed exceptionally well within the project.
- Documented experience i NMR, protein synthesis, cell-free protein synthesis, NMR assignment, and isotope-labelling of proteins are necessary
- The ability to work independently on a research project are a merit.
- The ability to work effectively in a team are also a merit.  

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg
First day of employment: As soon as possible

Appointment procedure

Please apply online

The application shall include:
Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
CV including scientific publications
Copy of exam certificate
Two referees (name, telephone no, relation)

For further information regarding the position

Sebastian Westenhoff, professor, westenho@chem.gu.se, 0766183936
Göran Hilmersson, Head of Department +46 (0) 31-786 9022, hilmers@chem.gu.se

Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact:
Ann Svensson, Human Resources Officer  +46 (0) 31-786 2558, ann.svensson@cmb.gu.se  

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.
 
The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.
Salary is determined on an individual basis.
Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.
 


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