Postdoc in Protein dynamics & NMR spectroscopy – MULDER lab

Aarhus University

A two-year postdoctoral position “Hierarchical Protein Dynamics” is available from 1 August 2020 (or soon thereafter) in the group of Prof. Dr. Frans A.A. Mulder at the Department of Chemistry and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University, Denmark. The project aims for an integrative understanding of protein dynamics in terms of the hierarchical contributions of motions taking place on different length and time scales, studying proteins in solution and solid states. The project includes a research stay to University of California San Francisco to collect and integrate X-ray diffraction data.

Project Goal and Tasks
Our group develops NMR spectroscopy methods and tools for the study of protein dynamics. We are looking for a knowledgeable, ambitious and creative person to join our team. It is expected that the successful candidate will independently manage the development, implementation of NMR experiments and data analysis, as well as work together with other groups in local and international collaborations. Key elements of the project are (1) generation of isotopically labelled protein solutions, powders and crystals, (2) solution and solid-state NMR pulse sequence method development, (3) theoretical framework development for data analysis, (4) integration with complementary data. Minor involvement in teaching activities may be solicited.

Scientific Surroundings
The Ultra High Field NMR Center at Aarhus University offers a stimulating research environment, covering complementary research activities in the area of liquid state NMR, oriented and MAS solid state NMR, pulse sequence development, low-field NMR, high-pressure NMR and imaging. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art spectrometers operating at 950 MHz (including 0.7mm fast-MAS), 700 MHz, 500 MHz, and 400 MHz. The BioNMR research is embedded within the Department of Chemistry (https://chem.au.dk/en/) and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO; http://inano.au.dk). These laboratories provide abundant and state-of-the-art techniques in structural and molecular biology.

Aarhus University further provides a strong international research and training environment with excellent professional and private conditions. Foreign employees can get help and information from the AU International Center (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/) and Work in Denmark (https://workindenmark.dk/). Tax reduction schemes for researchers are available.

For information about our laboratory, activities and recent publications please follow these links:
Link to the Danish Center for Ultrahigh Field NMR Spectroscopy
Link to the Mulder lab website protein-nmr.org
Link to Mulder lab publications and citations
Link to the professional website of Frans Mulder at Aarhus University

Qualifications and Conditions of Employment

  • The candidate must have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Biophysics or in a closely related field, with demonstrated experience in NMR spectroscopy and/or other areas of protein dynamics research
  • According to the terms of the grant (external funding) the candidate must have been awarded his/her PhD degree after 1 Oct 2015 [extra time for parental leave is admissible, please inquire]
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and participate creatively in refining project directions
  • The candidate must have good collegial, oral and written communication skills.

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

For further information:
Associate Professor Dr. Frans Mulder
email: fmulder@chem.au.dk
tel: +45 8715 5889 / +45 5144 7344

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