I anticipate one or more openings for postdoctoral associates to work on structural and functional characterization of either proteins involved in vesicle trafficking or proteins involved in glycan interactions. These are challenging projects involving both protein-protein and protein-membrane associations. The work is well illustrated by our recent publication in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology (17(7):876-81, 2010). It is especially important that candidates have experience with advanced NMR methodology (either solution or solids) and are interested in the development of novel approaches to solving challenging problems in the structural biology area.
Our lab has access to excellent NMR instrumentation, including 800 and 900 MHz instruments with cryogenic probes. We also have strong biochemical collaborations that facilitate preparation and characterization of samples. Athens is a University town in the Southeastern part of the United States with excellent cultural amenities and a moderate cost of living. The position could begin as early as March 1, 2011, and we anticipate stable funding for several years.
Please forward this description to individuals who may be interested in the position and ask them to send a letter describing their interests, along with a CV and the names of three individuals we might contact for reference letters. The University of Georgia is an AA/EEO employer.
Sincerely, J.H. Prestegard
James H. Prestegard
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
University of Georgia
315 Riverbend Rd
Athens, GA 30602-4712 USA