Early Stage Researcher position for Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network, RAMP (Rationalising Membrane Protein Crystallization)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 14:30

Experimental phase diagrams to optimise membrane protein crystallization

Applications are invited for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR)/PhD studentship position funded by The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) programme “Rationalising Membrane Protein Crystallisation” (RAMP) and working with Dr Jennifer McManus in the Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry group in the Department of Chemistry at Maynooth University in Ireland. This is an experimental physical chemistry/biological physics project, using protein phase diagrams to optimise the conditions for membrane protein crystallization.

The PhD project is part of the EU Marie Skłodowska Curie Action (MSCA) network RAtionalising Membrane Protein crystallisation (RAMP). Other PhD students in the network will use multidisciplinary approaches, including structural biology, microfluidics, and coarse-grained modelling to better understand membrane protein crystallization. The Ph.D. project will involve secondments to academic and industrial partners across the RAMP network.

The successful candidate will join a well-equipped and dynamic research group at Maynooth University with a focus on understanding protein self-assembly from several different perspectives. For full details on the application form, please see the following document:  .