Freitag, 9. Oktober 2009

Postdoctoral fellow RNA structural biology

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Blanton S. Tolbert of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University of Ohio. The position involves structural and biophysical studies of RNA and protein-RNA complexes involved in regulation of alternative splicing. Ideal candidates should have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following fields: multi-dimensional solution NMR spectroscopy, EPR spectroscopy, molecular biology, or protein/RNA biophysical chemistry. A PhD in Chemistry/Biochemistry or related field is required.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University is equipped with solution NMR spectrometers operating at 850, 600, and 500 MHz frequencies, along with facilities for single crystal biomolecular x-ray diffraction, pulsed and constant wave EPR spectroscopy. In addition, the PI has an Isothermal Titration Calorimeter in the lab for routine biomolecular thermodynamic studies. This is a fulltime, one-year position with the possibility to extend to two years. All interested candidates should arrange to have two letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and a list of publications sent to: Dr. Blanton S. Tolbert, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 701 E. High Street, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Interested candidates may contact the PI at or by phone at 513-529-8072. Screening of the applications will began immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and members from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.