Postdoctoral Fellow - Structural Biology

University of Yamanashi

Chuo, Japan

Job posting number: #7233971

Posted: April 1, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: JPY 400,000-500,000 per month

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

Job Description

Distinguished Postdoctoral Opportunity in Structural Biology: Embark on a Global Scientific Adventure

Your Pathway to Scientific Discovery Awaits: An extraordinary opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to join a leading-edge team dedicated to exploring the molecular intricacies of life. We are at the vanguard of structural biology, employing advanced cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and cryo-focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (cryo-FIB-SEM) to decipher the three-dimensional structures of essential protein complexes within chromosomes, centrosomes, and myofibrils.

Your Mission with Us:
You will play a crucial role in our quest to:

Revolutionize Sample Preparation: Master cryo-FIB-SEM techniques for exquisite sample preparation, setting the stage for groundbreaking insights.
Illuminate Molecular Complexes: Utilize cryo-EM to reveal the hidden architecture of protein complexes, enhancing our understanding of cellular mechanics.
Pioneer in Image Analysis: Analyze complex imagery on sophisticated GPU workstations, extracting pivotal data to advance our scientific knowledge.
Broadening Your Scientific Horizon: This role extends beyond these core activities to include participation in cell culture, biochemical, and molecular biology experiments, providing a holistic research experience.

A World of Collaboration: This position is your ticket to a vast network of international collaborations with some of the brightest minds in science. Our partnerships include:

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Team: Join a diverse international collective tackling challenging interdisciplinary projects.
Dr. Kristina Djinovic Carugo (EMBL Grenoble): Collaborate with esteemed structural biology and electron microscopy specialists.
Dr. Jonas Ries (University of Vienna): Work alongside pioneers in super-resolution microscopy, exploring cellular phenomena in unprecedented detail.
Dr. J. Travis Hinson (Jackson Laboratory): Interact with leaders in genetics and genomics, delving into the molecular underpinnings of disease.
JSPS "Cluster Cytology" Team:
Dr. Tatsuro Fukagawa (Osaka University): Engage with a world-renowned expert in the cell biology and biochemistry of the kinetochore, enriching your research with unparalleled expertise in cellular dynamics.
Dr. Takayuki Kato (Osaka University): Collaborate with a distinguished figure in single-particle analysis using cryo-EM, offering unique insights into molecular structure and function.

We Are Looking For:

Visionary PhD Graduates: Those about to or who have recently completed a PhD in Structural Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline.
Dedicated Researchers: Individuals with a passion for contributing to transformative scientific advancements.
Collaborative Enthusiasts: Researchers eager to be part of a vibrant, international team of scientists.

What We Offer:

A Gateway to Innovation: Participate in pioneering research that will redefine scientific understanding.
A Collaborative Ecosystem: Join a supportive environment that nurtures innovation and personal growth.
Flexibility & Future Prospects: Starting September 1, 2024, with the possibility of yearly renewal leading to a long-term engagement until March 2029, dependent on performance evaluations.

Join Us:
Step into a realm where your research can have a global impact through innovative study and international collaboration. We are excited to review your application and potentially welcome you to our team during a ZOOM interview to discuss the promising opportunities ahead.

Unlock the secrets of the cellular world and make your mark on the global scientific community.

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