Freitag, 16. November 2007

Postdoc Auckland

Postdoctoral fellow in NMR spectroscopy of membrane binding antimicrobial proteins

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the group of Dr Andrew Dingley at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

The position is available for a researcher to investigate the interactions between antimicrobial proteins and membrane model systems using solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopy. The project will also involve characterizing the assembly of the antimicrobial proteins on the membrane surface. The research is part of an international collaborative effort and is funded by a three year NZ Royal Society Marsden grant. Facilities include a fully equipped (including cryoprobe) 600 MHz high-resolution spectrometer and a protein preparation laboratory.

Highly motivated candidates should have (or about to receive) a PhD with experience in either biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, protein chemistry with a background in protein structure or membrane biophysics. Demonstrated strengths in protein expression and purification and basic skills in molecular biology are desirable.

Further information and informal enquiries can be made to Dr Andrew Dingley.

Interested applicants should email/send their applications including CV with the names and the contact details of at least two referees to:

Dr Andrew Dingley
Department of Chemistry/School of Biological Sciences
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
New Zealand