Postdoctoral position in (Ancient) bone proteins
M.Collins at newcastle.ac.uk
Fri Jan 14 05:05:53 EST 1994
Postdoctoral Position Newcastle University (UK)
Following our identification of remnant osteocalcin in dinosaur and
other fossil bones (Muyzer G. et al., 1992, Preservation of the bone
protein osteocalcin in dinosaurs, Geology, 20, 871-874), the PostDoc will
investigate experimentally whether any of the proposed 'survival'
mechanisms (e.g. physical entombment in recrystallised apatite, strong
protein-mineral interaction) has the ability to significantly prolong
chemical (and biological) degradation.
The PostDoc will benefit from working in a new purpose built
biomolecules facility, at new, large postgraduate research institute.
The NRG comprises biochemists, molecular biologists, chemists and
geochemists with research mainly focused towards integrated studies
in environmental and petroleum geochemistry.
The PostDoc will be a chemist / biochemist with a background in
protein research; experience in immunology, liquid chromatography,
and chemical kinetics are all an advantage. The post is available
For further details contact
Dr. Matthew Collins, Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry
(Postgraduate Institute) Newcastle Research Group (NRG), Drummond
Building, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU.
Tel. (0)91 222 600 ext. 6852; (0)91 222 6855 (direct line).
Email. m.collins at newcastle.ac.uk or m.collins at ncl.ac.uk
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