Project I - Serine Ubiquitination
We are looking for a structural biologist (ideally with some electron microscopy experience) to study novel enzymes regulating phosphoribose-dependent serine ubiquitination (Bhogaraju et al, Cell, 2016; Kalayil et al, Nature, 2018).
The project will be centered around a structural biology approach to study Ub ligase complexes and newly identified Phosphoribose-DUBs.
The iMM – Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes is a leading Portuguese private non-‐profit research institute that offers a vibrant scientific environment, aiming to nurture innovative ideas in basic, clinical and translational Biomedical Research. Created in 2002, iMM Lisboa has established itself as a leading national and internationally competitive biomedical institute. Its strategy has been defined by promotion of excellence, leveraged by high-‐quality human resources, increasing expenditure in infrastructures and knowledge transfer to the society.
Van Wijk lab – Section of Plant Biology, School for Integrative Plant Sciences
Background: Protein amino (N) termini are prone to modifications and are major determinants of protein stability in bacteria, eukaryotes, and perhaps also in plant chloroplasts. The role of the N-terminus in protein stability is conceptualized in the N-end rule, which states that certain amino acids, when exposed at the N-terminus of a protein, act as triggers (degrons) for degradation. Based on several types of indirect experimental evidence, the presence of the Clp protease system including a ClpS homolog, as well as evolutionary arguments, we postulate that an N-end rule in plastids must exist. This project will build a quantitative reporter system to directly test possible N-degrons in chloroplasts and the involvement of chloroplast ClpS1 and the Clp protease and chaperone system in Arabidopsis.
The Institute of Genetics and Development of
Rennes (IGDR) is a multi-disciplinary biological
research institute affiliated with the National
Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), located on
the campus of the University of Rennes in the
capital of the Brittany Region in France. The IGDR
offers a unique scientific environment that covers
research in genetics and genomics, epigenetic
regulation, cell and developmental biology, and
We are opening a position for an outstanding junior scientist who wishes to establish an independent research group to address cutting-edge biological questions, in particular those related to the interests of the institute.
A post-doctoral position funded for 2 years is available in our group. We study epigenetic
regulators in mammalian cells; more precisely we are interested in the modifications of DNA
(methylation, hydroxymethylation, ...), the proteins that recognize epigenetically modified DNA,
and the functional consequences of these phenomena.
The funded project investigates the dynamics of DNA remethylation in mammalian cells during DNA replication. More specifically, the project focuses on UHRF1, an essential protein that promotes epigenetic memory. We have identified a new mechanism by which UHRF1 is recruited to replicating DNA (Ferry et al Mol Cell 2017). We now wish to expand these findings and systematically identify the mechanisms promoting DNA methylation maintenance on the two replicating strands of DNA. The methods employed include cell culture, CRISPR mutagenesis, whole-genome methylation analyses, proteomics, and live-cell imaging.
Two full-time positions, initially for 6 months, renewable up to the end of the project are available for a highly motivated post-doc to join our multidisciplinary team including researchers and clinicians.
Selection will begin now until end of June to start in September 2018 but will continue until the right post-doc is found. To apply, send your CV, a motivation letter and the name of 3 referees, to
Miguel Seabra laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms involved in hereditary and age-related retinal degeneration. We are seeking two highly talented and motivated postdocs to work on two projects aiming to study:
a) Lysosome dysfunction in age-macular degeneration using cellular and animal models;
b) Recovering neurofunction and promoting neuroprotection in diabetic retinopathy by studying the role of synucleins in retinal degeneration in animal models.
More information on http://cedoc.unl.pt/molecular-mechanisms-of-disease/
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN PROTEIN ENGINEERING (M/F)
The Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) conducts research in the field of applied life sciences from a molecular level to entire ecosystems. Our interdisciplinary organization and laboratories encompass state-of the-art equipment, GMP facilities and facilities for complex environmental simulations. We engage in a wide spectrum of research and development services in our three divisions: Molecular Biotechnology, Applied Ecology and Bioresources.