PhD Scholarship in Biomolecular NMR at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
A three-year PhD scholarship is available to investigate the role of protein dynamics in the assembly of a cytokine-signaling complex involved in cell growth, survival and defense against pathogens. This project is part of an international research effort aimed at designing cytokines as therapeutic agents.
Besides solution-state NMR spectroscopy, other techniques to be used include cell-free protein expression, protein purification and computer modeling.
Students will receive an annual stipend plus fees via a Royal Society NZ Marsden Scholarship.
Applicants should have an excellent academic record and completed a BSc (honors), Masters or equivalent degree in biochemistry/biophysics/chemistry. Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) and an understanding of protein structure and function are essential. Laboratory experience in protein preparation would be advantageous.
Interested applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries to Dr Andrew Dingley. The closing date for applications is the 30th of March, 2009. To apply, please send/email your curriculum vitae, a copy of your academic transcript and the names of two referees with a covering letter to:
Dr Andrew Dingley
Department of Chemistry/School of Biological Sciences
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland Mail Centre
Phone: ++64 9 373 7599 ×86801