Dienstag, 29. September 2009

Postdoctoral/Research Faculty Positions NMR Structural Biology

Postdoctoral/Research Faculty Positions in Solution NMR
Structural Biology of Large Modular Proteins

Laboratory of Walter J. Chazin, Vanderbilt University

(1) Regulation of human cardiac Na+ channels and origin of cardiac arrhythmias
(2) Multi-protein DNA replication, damage response and repair machinery

These positions provide excellent opportunities to both hone NMR skills on exciting high profile protein systems while also providing opportunities to learn new structural biology techniques including X-ray scattering, X-ray crystallography and computational modeling. Both research programs incorporate multi-disciplinary biological and medical studies and routinely produce publications in a range of high profile journals. Project 1 is directed to understanding the structural basis for calcium dependent regulation of gating of the human cardiac sodium channel NaV1.5, and the origin of cardiac arrhythmias in patients with mutations in the regulatory apparatus. Project 2 involves studies of the structure and dynamics of large multi-domain proteins (e.g. replication protein A, DNA primase, XPC) and protein and DNA complexes within DNA replication, damage response and repair machines. The Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology has outstanding instrumentation in all areas, including a soon to be installed 900 as well as 800, 600 and 500 MHz NMR spectrometers equipped with cryoprobes. Applicants are expected to work well with graduate students and will be encouraged to develop their leadership potential. Send CV and a reference list via e-mail to: walter.chazin@vanderbilt.edu.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity employer.

Freitag, 25. September 2009

2 Postdoctoral Positions in NMR Quantum Computing

2 Postdoctoral Positions in NMR Quantum Computing

The Physics Department of the Technical University of Dortmund has two immediate openings in NMR quantum information processing. One of the projects uses liquid-state NMR for the implementation of quantum simulations and the evaluation of decoherence processes. The second project uses solid-state NMR techniques to develop methods for preserving quantum information for arbitrarily long times and to reliably process quantum information in the presence of external noise.
Additional information and an overview of recent results are available at http://e3.physik.uni-dortmund.de/~suter/research/Projects/Projects.html

The successful candidates should have experience in NMR spectroscopy and/or quantum information processing.

Inquiries and applications should be submitted to Dieter.Suter@tu-dortmund.de

Faculty Position in Chemistry


Faculty Position in Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at New York University (NYU), located in Greenwich Village in the heart of Manhattan, invites applications for a faculty position in experimental biophysical chemistry/chemical biology. All ranks will be considered, but applications from junior faculty candidates are preferred. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2010, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The Department of Chemistry at NYU is implementing a significant growth plan, which includes creation of the Molecular Design Institute, the recent hire of four senior-level faculty members and a new initiative in biomedical chemistry. Applicants should have an outstanding record of research and a commitment to teaching. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, statements of future research and teaching plans, and a minimum of three reference letters. Application review will begin October 15, 2009; completed applications received by that date will receive full consideration. Applications should be sent to Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003. NYU encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

Dienstag, 8. September 2009

Wissenschaftliche/r Assistent/in der Fachrichtung NMR basierte Strukturelle Biologie

Das Institut für Biophysik und Physikalische Biochemie sucht eine/n
Wissenschaftliche/n Assistenten/in
der Fachrichtung NMR basierte Strukturelle Biologie
Bewerbungsvoraussetzungen sind Promotion und Erfahrung auf dem Gebiet der biologischen NMR-Spektroskopie (Festkörper und /oder Flüssigkeit) und der Programmentwicklung. Der/die Bewerber/in soll neben eigenen Projekten an der Hochdruck-NMR-Spektroskopie und/oder an der Weiterentwicklung des Programms AUREMOL zusammen mit Doktoranden und Diplomanden mitarbeiten (siehe http://www.biologie.uni-regensburg.de/Bio-physik/Kalbitzer/index.html). Die Vergütung erfolgt entsprechend der Regelungen des öffentlichen Dienstes (A13, Akademischer Rat auf Zeit, TVL13). Habilitation während dieser Zeit ist erwünscht. Die Stelle ist zunächst auf 3 Jahre befristet. Bewerbungen sind bis spätestens 15. 10. 2009 zu richten an: Prof. Dr. Dr. H.R. Kalbitzer, Lehrstuhl Biophysik, Universität Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg, Email: hans-robert.kalbitzer@biologie.uni-regensburg.de