post doc positions available
barbara a seaton
seaton at MED-XTAL.BU.EDU
Tue Nov 19 14:13:59 EST 1996
Two postdoctoral positions are available in protein crystallography in Dr.
Barbara Seaton's lab at Boston University School of Medicine, Physiology
Department, Structural Biology Group. The two projects both involve
calcium-dependent protein/membrane interactions and require someone with
training in protein crystallography.
Position #1 requires an applicant who is eligible for NIH training grant
support (i.e. US citizen/resident, with minimal previous postdoctoral
experience). The crystallographic project is part of an interdisciplinary
collaboration on vitamin K-dependent blood coagulation proteins, with Drs.
Bruce and Barbara Furie of the Tufts University/New England Medical
Center. A strong background in biochemistry is helpful for this position,
which is available immediately. The postdoctoral trainee will be
Position #2 involves crystallographic analysis of annexins, site-directed
mutants and ligand complexes to determine molecular mechanisms of
protein-membrane interactions. Emphasis is on obtaining refined high-
resolution crystal structures rather than crystallization, for which there
is technical support. Good computational skills are desirable for this
position, which is available after January 1, 1997.
Data are collected in-house on an R-AXIS detector system equipped with a
cryo setup. Software in routine use includes X-plor, O, and DENZO, and
several molecular replacement packages, and we have both UNIX and VMS
environments. The wet labs, offices, and crystallographic facilities are
housed in spacious, newly renovated quarters.
Interested applicants should send a CV and names of three references to:
Dr. Barbara Seaton Tel: (617) 638-5061
Associate Professor FAX: (617) 638-4273
Department of Physiology seaton at medxtal.bu.edu
Boston University School of Medicine
80 E. Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118
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