Seeking a PhD student or Postdoctoral fellow with NMR experience and interest in Microbial Glycobiology
A PhD or postdoctoral position is available immediately at the University of Alberta. The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by Dr. Roderick Wasylishen (Department of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in Physical Chemistry, http://ramsey.chem.ualberta.ca/) and Dr. Christine Szymanski (Department of Biological Sciences and Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Science, http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/faculty/christine_szymanski/).
The student will be involved in a multidisciplinary project examining bacterial capsular polysaccharides and developing new techniques to examine bacterial-host interactions using high-resolution magic-angle spinning NMR. The NMR Facilities in the Department of Chemistry are well equipped for the collaborative research project. Specifically we have access to a Varian 600 with a nanoprobe for magic-angle spinning experiments. Details of the other NMR spectrometers in the Department can be found at: http://nmr.chem.ualberta.ca/ and http://ramsey.chem.ualberta.ca/
Applicants should have a strong background in NMR and biological chemistry. Knowledge of solid-state NMR, molecular modeling and NMR programming would be an asset.
Interested applicants should send a single PDF document containing a CV, one-page statement of research interests and contact information of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org