Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher for up to 36 months to work on structure-function aspects of post-translational modification systems in Leishmania parasites. The post is available immediately and is funded by a Wellcome Trust Award to Professor Jeremy Mottram and held under the supervision of Professor Tony Wilkinson in the York Structural Biology Laboratory. The project themes are structural biology and biochemistry applied in the field of molecular parasitology. Through the analysis of post-translational modification systems, the goal is to elucidate pathways of cellular regulation relating to parasite differentiation and to identify and validate targets for anti-leishmanial drug discovery.
The successful applicant will join a team of researchers in the York Biomedical Research Institute investigating cellular processes in parasites that cause leishmaniasis. You will bring expertise in recombinant protein production for biochemical characterisation and structure determination as well as abilities to derive structural insights from sequence and structure prediction methods.
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To conduct high quality research into structure-function aspects of post-translational modification systems in Leishmania parasites. The post must cover the following responsibilities:
Interview date: To be confirmed
For informal enquiries: please contact Prof Tony Wilkinson on firstname.lastname@example.org
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