Post Doctoral opportunities at NASA MSFC

eddie.snell at msfc.nasa.gov eddie.snell at msfc.nasa.gov
Wed Mar 31 17:42:16 EST 1999


The following advert will be appearing in the latest ACA newsletter due
out soon. please pass on to any interested applicants.

Universities Space Research Association has three doctoral positions
available to work in the Space Science Laboratory at the NASA/Marshall
Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  The current research efforts
include structural crystallography and the understanding and mechanism of
macromolecular crystal growth, both on the ground and in the microgravity
environment.  The laboratories are well equipped with biochemical, X-ray
and computing facilities.  Successful candidates will be encouraged to
develop new and innovative research projects. 
 
The first post-doctoral position is available immediately.  Research
efforts involve the physical assessment of biological crystals by X-ray
methods. This research supports the development of an in laboratory
capability to perform reciprocal space mapping and topography on
biological crystal samples. Structural crystallography investigations will
be carried out in conjunction with the research to establish links between
physical and structural quality. Essential requirements for the candidate
are strong biochemistry and structural crystallography experience with the
ability to work well in a diverse group. Synchrotron experiments will be
carried out and a background in this area would be useful. Additional
skills include a strong understanding of diffraction physics and
programming experience.  Please send resume and letter of interest via
email to debra at space.hsv.usra.edu. Reference 1. (For informal
information please contact eddie.snell at msfc.nasa.gov or
marc.pusey at msfc.nasa.gov)

The second post-doctoral position is available immediately.  Research
efforts involve the determination of novel structures and will be
performed at the NASA/MSFC Space Science Laboratory.  The two projects are
of pharmaceutical interest and the structures will have implications for
structure based drug design. Please send resume and letter of interest via
email to debra at space.hsv.usra.edu. Reference 2. (For informal
information please contact craig.kundrot at msfc.nasa.gov or
eddie.snell at msfc.nasa.gov)

The third post-doctoral position is available immediately.  Research
efforts involve the study of protein-protein and protein-solution
interactions involved in the nucleation and growth of macromolecular
crystals.  For this effort, a representative range of biological
macromolecules has been targeted.  This research will involve both ground
and microgravity experiments. A strong biophysical or biochemistry
background with experience in macromolecular crystal growth and structure
analysis is required. Nucleation kinetics will be studied by a variety of
non-invasive methods. X-ray work will involve both structural and physical
characterization. Please send resume and letter of interest via email to
debra at space.hsv.usra.edu.  Reference 3. (For informal information
please contact russell.judge at msfc.nasa.gov or
eddie.snell at msfc.nasa.gov).
 
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of
research interests and three references to USRA, Attn. Human
Resources/Reference 1, 2, or 3, 4950 Corporate Dr., Suite 100, Huntsville,
AL  35805.  USRA is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer with an excellent fringe benefits program.


Edward Snell Ph.D.		Phone 	(256) 544-5570
				Fax	(256) 544-9305
Code ES76, NASA MSFC		Email	eddie.snell at msfc.nasa.gov
Huntsville AL 35812 USA		Telepathy  42.2 GHz

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