PhD Studentship in molecular and structural biology

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Apr 2024

26 Mar 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

University of Warsaw
Department

Department of Chemistry
Research Field

Biological sciences » Biology
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Poland
Application Deadline

18 Apr 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Warsaw)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

We are looking for 2 PhD students to join the project team of Dr Katarzyna Bandyra at the University of Warsaw to work on the structure and function of human mitochondrial FASTKD proteins in the SONATA BIS 13 grant funded by the National Science Centre, Poland. This is an opportunity to learn the exciting technique of electron cryomicroscopy which is revolutionizing structural biology. The project aims at biochemical and structural characterization of proteins playing crucial roles in mitochondria homeostasis.

We are looking for an outstanding young researcher who should have:
-  A Master’s degree in molecular biology or a related field (awarded by September 2024)
-  Good knowledge and experience with basic molecular biology techniques
-  Interest in protein biochemistry and biology of protein-RNA complexes
-  Good organisation skills
-  Good spoken and written English (at least B2 level)
-  Experience with protein expression, RNA manipulation and structural biology would be an advantage

The scope of work will include: cloning, protein expression in bacterial and mammalian systems, protein purification, characterisation of the activity and substrate preference, identification of RNA and protein partners in human cells, and protein structural analysis.

The application should be sent to: [email protected]  by 18th April 2024 with a reference in the topicSonata-PhD. The most promising candidates will be invited for an interview.

The candidates should provide the following documents and information with the application:
-  Motivation letter,
-  2 Letters of recommendation (preferably; including one from the thesis supervisor) or 2 e-mail contact details for referees
-  CV including: grade average from the studies, awards, studentships, major conference presentations, internships, publications, and any other relevant information.
-  Clause of consent (“I agree to the processing of personal data provided in my application (CV, cover letter, and other submitted documents) by the University of Warsaw for realising my recruitment process.”; Please sign and date the consent) – see e.g. http://www.chem.uw.edu.pl/oferty-pracy

The position will be available from October 2024 for 48 months. The candidates are expected to apply to the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences, and assuming successful admission will receive studentship from the grant of 5000 PLN. For more information about the group see also https://gorna.uw.edu.pl/en


Requirements
Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Chemistry » Biochemistry
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
2
Company/Institute
CNBCh UW
Country
Poland
Geofield


Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
State/Province

mazowieckie
City

Warsaw
Website

https://gorna.uw.edu.pl
Street

CNBCh Zwirki i Wigury 101
Postal Code

02-089

STATUS: EXPIRED

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