Mittwoch, 6. Juni 2007

PhD Southampton

PhD Southampton

Research Fellow: Molecular Interactions in Biological Membranes
£24,402 to £30,013 (starting salary £24,402)

School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton

This post is funded by the Wellcome Trust to study molecular interactions in
biological membranes using solid-state NMR. The project focuses on studying
the interaction between the lipid bilayer and integral membrane proteins to
understand how they modulate protein function and regulate intracellular
protein trafficking, a process which has been linked to the onset of a range
of diseases including muscular dystrophy. The research exploits a variety of
biophysical and biochemical techniques to support solid-state NMR studies
characterizing the structure and dynamics of integral membrane proteins
within the lipid bilayer.

You will be an enthusiastic graduate with a recent PhD in Biochemistry, or a
related field with experience in membrane protein expression and purification
and an interest/background in using biophysical techniques including NMR
spectroscopy to understand how biological membranes function at a molecular

The School of Biological Sciences has a highly active and interdisciplinary
research program with excellent experimental and computational facilities for
structural biology. This post is available for three years from 1 September
2007, or an earlier start date can be negotiated.

For further details you are welcome to contact Philip Williamson, tel.
023 8059 4350, email,

To apply on-line, please click on the link below. Alternatively
telephone 023 8059 2750. The closing date for this post is 29th June
2007 at 12 p.m. Please quote reference number 1112-07-M on all