A PhD position in Structural Biology is available from January 2013 or shortly thereafter at the Structural Biology and NMR Laboratory (SBiNLab), Section for Biomolecular Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The aim of the project is to study how and if residual structure in the unfolded states of intrinsically disordered proteins can be of importance for chemical modifications, interaction and function. The project is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. The Section for Biomolecular Sciences at the Department of Biology provides a strong, international environment for research broadly in the field of protein science. The Section currently employs about 25 PhD students and 10 Post Docs as well as a larger number of undergraduate students and guests. The research in the section is highly interdisciplinary ranging from molecular cell biology to protein chemistry, advanced biophysics and computational biology.
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in e.g. biochemistry, chemistry, nanotechnology or a closely related field; have a strong and broad background in protein science and good interpersonal and communication skills. Research experience with NMR spectroscopy is a prerequisite and research experience with protein purification and characterisation is a strong advantage. In addition, candidates with experience in intrinsically disordered proteins will be preferred. Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.