Research Associate in Lab of Antibody Structure

ShanghaiTech University - Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS)

Research Associate positions are immediately available in Prof. Wilson’s Lab of Antibody Structure at Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS), ShanghaiTech University (http://siais.shanghaitech.edu.cn/eng/research7.asp). SIAIS is an innovative research institute dedicated to the fundamental problems in life science, particularly in the field of immunology.

The Lab of Antibody Structure utilize a multidisciplinary approach to study the structures and functional mechanisms of key molecules/complexes in innate and adaptive immunity, with a long-term goal of understanding and modulating the functions of important immune receptors and effectors for the prevention and treatment of various immune disorders, microbial infections or cancers.

We are now seeking self-motivated talents to join us. Candidates for Research Associate positions should:

  • hold a Ph.D. degree in physics, biophysics, biochemistry or immunology
  • have a strong research background in electron microscopy
  • have a publication record commensurate with experience
  • manifest good problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills
  • familiarity with single particle electron microscopy of macromolecular complexes would be a plus
  • experience in membrane protein crystallography also would be an alternative skill set  

The candidates will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data on a variety of specimens for our own and collaborative projects. The candidate will also be expected to train and supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on EM sample preparation, data collection and analysis. Coordination with the EM facility managing committee at ShanghaiTech University is also envisaged. 

If interested, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publication list and three references to siais@shanghaitech.edu.cn (cc: wilson@scripps.edu and yangbei@shanghaitech.edu.cn).Title and Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please also arrange three reference letters to be sent directly to the above e-mail address. The positions remain open until filled.

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