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Cryo-EM and Cryo-ET of Malaria Parasites

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Jimah Lab to study organelle biogenesis, endocytosis, and other membrane remodeling processes in malaria and related parasites. Projects include single-particle cryo-EM structure determination of Plasmodium falciparum and Toxoplasma gondii proteins, and the structural biology of parasite proteins in their cellular context by cryo-electron tomography / cryo-correlative light and electron microscopy (cryo-ET / cryo-CLEM) enabled by cryo-FIB-SEM (focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopy). The postdoctoral scholar will have access to cutting-edge cryo-EM equipment at the Imaging & Analysis Center (https://jimahlab.princeton.edu/cryo-em) and access to other relevant instrumentation in various core facilities at Princeton University. 
 
This position will be within the Molecular Biology Department, an innovative, vibrant, collegial, collaborative, and excellent research environment. Princeton University is in an idyllic town midway between New York City and Philadelphia, with convenient train access to both cities.
This opportunity is ideal for cell biologists/parasitologists looking to develop expertise in cryo-EM, cryo-ET, or cryo-CLEM.
 

Qualifications:

Essential qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, structural biology, biophysics, cell biology, biomedical engineering, or related fields.
 
No experience in structural biology is required.
 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22701. Please include a cover letter describing your research interests (~1-2 pages), a current CV, and contact information for three references.
 
Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Jimah by e-mail at jimah@princeton.edu and/or visit the lab website at https://jimahlab.princeton.edu