Postdoctoral positions: Dynamics of cytoskeletal machines

Amy McGough amcgough at
Wed Jul 3 13:58:57 PDT 2002

Postdoctoral positions:  Dynamics of cytoskeletal machines

Postdoctoral positions are available immediately to study the biological
machines that propel cells by a variety of structural, computational,
and biochemical approaches.

Successful candidates will use protein biochemistry, site-directed
mutagenesis, time-resolved electron cryomicroscopy, video light
microscopy, X-ray crystallography, and molecular modeling to probe the
structure and function of cytoskeletal machines.  Highly qualified
candidates will be encouraged to develop new collaborative studies of
their choosing involving members of the Purdue Motility Group, the
Chicago Cytoskeleton, and the Markey Center for Structural Biology.

Purdue University is home to outstanding researchers in the area of
cytoskeletons and cell motility as well as a world-reknown group of
structural biologists. The Department of Biological Sciences provides a
stimulating intellectual environment as well as outstanding modern
scientific facilities including FEI/Philips CM300-FEG, CM200-FEG, and
EM420 electron cryo-microscopes dedicated to structural studies.  Purdue
is home to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff, and is located in
West Lafayette, Indiana -- approximately 1 hour northwest of
Indianapolis and 2 hours southeast of Chicago. The area affords the
advantages associated with a major university while providing an
affordable and attractive "small town" environment in which to live.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in one of the life sciences.  The ideal
candidate will be an enthusiastic individual with strong communication
skills, experience in protein biochemistry, and a commitment to applying
an integrated structure-function approach to study biological machines.
A background in protein biophysics and/or computational biology is a
major plus.  Salary is negotiable.

Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae and three letters
of recommendation to:

Prof. Amy McGough
Department of Biological Sciences
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1392 USA
fax: +1 (765) 496-1189

Purdue is an equal access/equal opportunity university.

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