Dienstag, 18. Dezember 2007

Post-doc in computational biomolecular NMR

Description of the Faculty / Research group
The new Faculty of Science consists of six departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Chemistry. The Faculty is home to 3500 students and nearly 2000 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research.

The NMR Research Group (http://www.nmr.chem.uu.nl), headed by Prof. R. Boelens, is part of the Chemistry Department (http://www.chem.uu.nl) and belongs to the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research (http://www.bijvoet-center.nl). The research within the NMR group is focused on the structure determination of proteins and protein complexes by high-resolution NMR spectroscopy and bio-computational modelling. The group has strong research lines on protein-DNA and protein-protein complexes in transcription and DNA repair and modelling of bio-molecular complexes. The NMR Research group also belongs to the European NMR Research Infrastructures (www.eu-nmr.eu), providing experimental NMR access to European groups.

We are searching for a researcher (post-doc) in computational biomolecular NMR.

Job description
You will be part of a European team working toward the deployment and unification of the NMR computational infrastructure in system biology, a project funded under the 7th framework programme of the European Union (Contract no. 213010 – eNMR).
NMR plays an important role in life sciences (bio-NMR), and structural biology in particular, at both European and international levels. The main objective of this project is to optimize and extend the use of the NMR Research Infrastructures of EU-NMR through the implementation of an e-Infrastructure in order to provide the European bio-NMR user community with a platform integrating and streamlining the computational approaches necessary for bio-NMR data analysis (e-NMR). The e-NMR infrastructure will be based on the Grid infrastructure.
For this, you will work on the development of a uniformed and integrated e-NMR platform that will form the core of the e-NMR infrastructure. The work will be carried in close collaboration with our European partners.

You should have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics, bioinformatics, computational biology or a related field. You should possess a strong research background in the computational aspects of biomolecular NMR and structure calculations, experience with Linux and programming skills, and are expected to show initiative and be able to work independently.

Terms of employment
We offer initially a position for two years with a possible extension by one year. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience and ranges from €2740.- to €3597.- gross per month (salary scale 10). The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% per year and a year-end bonus of 3% per year. We also offer a pension scheme. Employment conditions are according to the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

Further details
For further information contact Dr. Alexandre M.J.J. Bonvin (Phone: +31-30-2533859 Fax: +31-30-2537623 Email: a.m.j.j.bonvin@uu.nl).

How to apply
Your application, referring to vacancynumber 65720, including a CV with contact information of two referees, should be sent to Science.PenO@uu.nl or: Faculty of Science, Personnel department, PO Box 80010, 3508 TA Utrecht.