Postdoctoral Fellow – Biochemistry

  • Company:
    University of Otago
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
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    2 days ago
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Postdoctoral Fellow – Biochemistry-2002430

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Our Department

The Biochemistry Department is a large research and teaching department housed in a well-equipped building. It is part of the University of Otago and located in Dunedin, a culturally vibrant and diverse university city.

The role

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to pursue structure-function studies in the Day Laboratory as part of an HRC-funded project. Our research aims to discover how protein ubiquitylation regulates cell signaling. We focus on characterisation of the molecular mechanisms that control proteins that attach ubiquitin. In this project you will investigate an E3 ligase that has an important role in the regulation of inflammation.

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of protein ubiquitylation with expertise in protein crystallography or the biochemical analysis of signaling proteins. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, and experience analysing protein interactions in mammalian cells would be beneficial. Candidates need to be highly motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a collaborative research team.

Your skills and experience

• PhD in Biochemistry or a related discipline.
• Experience in the analysis of protein ubiquitylation.
• Experience in modern x-ray crystallography and/or analysis of protein interactions in cells would be beneficial.
• Published in international journals.
• Careful and meticulous in record-keeping and experimental work.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Ability to learn new skills quickly.
• Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to general laboratory activities.
• Ability to work accurately and with attention to detail.
• Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Further details

This is a full-time fixed term two year appointment commencing early 2021.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand