We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our cryo-EM group in the Department of Structural Biology, to investigate protein complexes involved in several disease areas, including Oncology, Infectious Disease, Cancer Immunology, and Neurobiology. At Genentech, our well-established cryo-EM group provides a unique opportunity for postdocs to join our team. This will include state-of-the-art technology for high-resolution data collection (2 Titan Krios equipped with Direct Detector, Energy Filter and Volta Phase Plate & Glacios/Talos Screening Microscope), a virtually unlimited computer cluster for data processing, and the opportunity to be fostered in one of the most productive and scientifically stimulating research environments.
Who you are:
- Candidates must have a PhD in structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field.
- Expertise in protein purification, biophysical characterization, and structure determination of multi-protein complexes using X-ray crystallography and/or single-particle cryo-EM is required, as evidenced by a strong record of first-author publications in top peer-reviewed journals.
- Experience in protein engineering along with biophysical characterization methods for protein-protein interactions, such as surface-plasmon resonance (SPR) or bio-layer interferometry (BLI), will be considered a plus.
- Highly motivated and detail-oriented researcher, driven to solve complex scientific problems, and able to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.
- Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
More Information about the Genentech Postdoctoral Program:
More information about the Ciferri Lab:
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