INPhINIT 2018 F.X. Gomis Rüth Position

Molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysical and functional studies of proteases and their inhibitors at the host-microbiome interface


INPhINIT, the new PhD programme from “La Caixa” Foundation, opens today the call to recruit 57 early-stage researchers to the top Spanish centres and units of research. The Structural Biology Unit, as a María de Maeztu unit of excellence, offers four PhD positions in structural biology cutting-edge research projects.

The aim of this programme is to support the talented young researchers and to foster the innovative and high-quality Spanish research. The researchers will enjoy a 3-year contract in a research centre among those awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (“Severo Ochoa” centres of excellence and “Maria de Maeztu” units of excellence) and the Spanish Ministry of Health (“Carlos III centres of excellence”) that offer a competitive environment to develop a research of excellence.

The research group is centered on the study of proteins involved in host-microbiome interactions, including microbial virulence factors and antibiotic resistance determinants, as well as potential therapeutic targets. Such molecules include (metallo)proteases of mammals, protozoans and prokaryotes, as well as their inhibitors and interacting partners. We also work with integral-membrane metalloproteases.
The student would be in charge of a project entailing cloning, overexpression and purification of such protein targets under the supervision of an experienced member of the lab. In addition or alternatively, she/he could participate in the biochemical, biophysical, functional, and structural characterization. The candidate should have strong marks and a very hard-working capacity, dedication and lab skills.


Requirements for candidates

For more information about the call, visit INPhINIT website

Deadline: 01/02/2018



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklowdowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713673

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