Employment Opportunity

Carl A. Maxwell maxwelca at esvax-mail.es.dupont.com
Fri May 16 13:44:38 EST 1997


PLANT AND FUNGAL PROTEIN EXPRESSION

         DuPont Agricultural Products is seeking a highly-motivated researcher
with the ability to produce functional plant and fungal proteins utilizing
heterologous expression systems.  Protein will be used for high-throughput
screening, site of action analyses and protein structure/function studies.
This individual will be expected to obtain the full-length structural genes
coding for the target of interest, utilize the appropriate host and expression
vectors that yield the most active protein, and assist in designing and
executing purification schemes.

         In addition to protein expression skills, candidates must have a
knowledge of enzymology, protein chemistry, basic microbiology, and basic
analytical biochemistry methods.  Willingness to interact with researchers of
various disciplines such as molecular biology, computational chemistry,
enzymology, robotics, physiology, or metabolism is also required.  The
individual will work with a multidisciplinary team that has the objective of
discovering new herbicides and fungicides.  The individual will join team
members in elucidating and characterizing the molecular sites of action of
crop
protection chemicals, as well as designing and implementing novel screening
technology.  Our project team environment requires excellent verbal and
written
communications skills, and the ability to interact well with others on the
interpersonal and intellectual levels.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

         Minimum requirements for the position include a Ph.D., with 2
years of
postdoctoral experience, in the biological or chemical sciences (e.g.,
biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology) with expertise in optimizing
production of plant or fungal proteins in bacteria or yeast systems.
Experience with protein chemistry and a basic familiarity with analytical
techniques such as HPLC, GC, NMR, or mass spectrometry is required.  Strong
computer skills are also necessary.  The successful candidate must be a team
player with excellent problem-solving skills and have the ability to
communicate effectively across relevant scientific disciplines.

         We offer a stimulating work environment, a strong history and mission
in discovery of new crop protection chemicals, and excellent Company benefits.

         Qualified candidates should send their letter of application and
curriculum vitae to:

         Stine-Haskell Research Center
         Attention Human Resources, AGGT97-27
         P.O. Box 30
         Newark, DE 19714

Applications must be received by June 16, 1997 for consideration.

         DuPont is an Equal Opportunity Employer





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