Open Postdoc Position: Protein Engineering
The research group headed by Professor Jiri Damborsky conducting an interdisciplinary research in the field of protein engineering invites excellent scientists to apply for a postdoctoral position.
We wish to understand the structure-function relationships of proteins and improve their functionalities for biotechnologies. Our goal is to be recognised as one of the leading protein engineering groups in Europe. We consistently strive to publish our findings in reputable scientific journals, develop new software tools and microfluidic platforms and apply our research results in practice. The key components of our daily activities include collaboration between experimentalists and theoreticians, solidarity among the laboratory team and mentoring of young colleagues.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE SHOULD:
- have received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years.
- have worked at least two whole years in the last three outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or have been a PhD student (or equivalent) abroad.
- have a publishing record – in the last three years at least two publication outputs registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”. The applicant must be the principal author of at least one publication (according to the subject specificity it may be as the first author, the corresponding/reprint author, or the role of the individual authors stated in the article).
- have experience in field molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics or software engineering.
- have experience with research projects (an advantage).
- have excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with multiple teams.
- a CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants, etc.
- a cover letter describing motivation and previous experience
- contact information to at least three referees
- send applications to Jitka Sedlackova at firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 January 2018
- Liskova, V., et al. 2017: Different Structural Origins of the Enantioselectivity of Haloalkane Dehalogenases toward Linear β-Haloalkanes: Open–Solvated versus Occluded–Desolvated Active Sites. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 56: 4719-4723.
- Musil, M., et al., 2017: FireProt: Web Server for Automated Design of Thermostable Proteins. Nucleic Acids Research 45 (W1): W393-W399.
- Brezovsky, J., et al., 2016: Engineering a de Novo Transport Tunnel. ACS Catalysis 6: 7597-7610.
- Amaro, M., et al., 2015: Site-specific Analysis of Protein Hydration Based on Unnatural Amino Acid Fluorescence. Journal of the American Chemical Society 137: 4988-4992.
- Sykora, J., et al., 2014: Dynamics and Hydration Explain Failed Functional Transformation in Dehalogenase Design. Nature Chemical Biology 10: 428-430.
ANTICIPATED START DATE:
The position is available from March 2018.
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