Applications are invited for a post-doc position in the group of Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy in the Structural and Computational Biology Unit at the EMBL in Heidelberg. The research work will focus on solid-state NMR studies of protein/ligands and protein/RNA complexes. The EMBL group of Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy has a strong record in solution-state NMR, for which it is equipped with an 800, a 600 and a 500 MHz spectrometer. A new solid-state NMR spectrometer (700 MHz) will be installed in the first half of 2011. The post-doc applicant should be willing to use a combination of both solution- and solid-state NMR spectroscopy to study complex structures. Ability to work independently on a solid-state NMR spectrometer is mandatory.In the Structural and Computational Biology Unit a broad range of techniques, such as X-ray crystallography, single particle electron microscopy, EM tomography, single molecule light microscopy and molecular modelling, are used to describe biological systems at various levels of spatial and temporal resolution.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D degree and should have received outstanding training in solid-sate NMR spectroscopy applied to protein, nucleic acids or ligands and should have a solid publication record. Strong motivation and excellent scientific skills are essential, as well as willingness to work in a team.