职称：博士后培训研究员 - 莫洛德索夫实验室
弗朗西斯克里克研究所的机械生物学和生物物理学小组正在寻找一位高素质的生物化学家加入我们的跨学科团队。 Maxim Molodtsov领导，我们研究分子原理和力量，导致精确和大规模的DNA重排和准确的DNA分离，我们使用广泛的单分子技术，包括力谱，单分子成像和单分子FRET。我们还继续开发新工具，以了解移动和重组DNA的机器的机制。在过去，我们对驱动DNA组织和细胞骨架重排的机制进行了重要发现，并开发了新的成像物理工具。
Job title: Postdoctoral Training Fellow – Molodtsov Laboratory
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract:Fixed-term (4 years), full time
Salary:Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Vacancy ID: 10846
The mechanobiology and biophysics group at the Francis Crick Institute is looking for a highly qualified biochemist to join our interdisciplinary team. Lead by Maxim Molodtsov, we investigate molecular principles and forces that lead to precise and large-scale DNA rearrangements and accurate DNA segregation and we use broad range of single-molecule techniques including force spectroscopy, single-molecule imaging and single-molecule FRET. We also continue developing new tools to understand mechanistics of the machinery that moves and reorganizes DNA. In the past we made important discoveries of mechanisms that drive DNA organization and cytoskeleton rearrangements as well as developed new physical tools for imaging.
Candidates should have a solid background in protein biochemistry and molecular biology. They are expected to have a strong publication record and strong interest in quantitative biophysical methods and/or single-molecule methods. Experience with microscopy, biophysics and/or force spectroscopy is not required but welcome.
Positions are available in two areas: (1) Microtubule-based cytoskeleton rearrangements and chromosome movements; (2) DNA organization and segregation during cell division.
The successful candidate will use in vitro assays to reconstitute biochemically multicomponent systems that drive these processes. To investigate the underlying mechanisms, they will use multi-wavelength TIRF microscopy and/or single-molecule imaging including single-molecule FRET and/or optical trapping as well as advanced data processing.
The project will benefit from close collaborations with leading experts in single-molecule imaging and force-spectroscopy both within the group and externally at the Crick and Physics Department of the University College London with which we are affiliated. The candidate is expected to drive their own project and participate and contribute to interdisciplinary team that works on developing new tools for investigating reorganization of cytoskeleton and DNA by motor and non-motor complexes that generate and respond to mechanical forces.
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o The closing date for applications is 20 June 2019 at 23:30.
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