Research positions available at the IMA, Singapore
dokland at deft.cc.purdue.edu
Tue Jan 27 10:31:31 EST 1998
POST-DOCTORAL AND DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS AVAILABLE
in Structural Biology
at the Institute of Molecular Agrobiology (IMA), Singapore
Two positions, for either Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Junior
Research Fellow (Ph.D. candidate), are available to undertake research in
X-ray crystallographic and/or electron microscopic structure determination of
viruses, viral proteins and other macromolecules, in particular on viruses of
agricultural importance. Experience in crystallography, protein purification
or molecular biology is highly desirable. The positions are available in the
newly established (March 1998) group of Dr. Terje Dokland at the Institute of
Molecular Agrobiology (IMA), Singapore.
IMA is a new research institute for basic and applied molecular biology
research on plants, animals and yeast, affiliated to the National University
of Singapore. Research is carried out on model organisms such as Arabidopsis,
fission yeast and zebrafish, as well as agronomically important organisms such
as rice and farm animals. The institute will be housed in a new building from
February 1998, with new state-of-the-art X-ray crystallographic instrumentation
and computational facilities as well as facilities for tissue culture, microscopy
and general molecular biology and biochemistry.
For background information, see e.g. Dokland et al. (1997) Nature 389,
308-313; Butcher et al. (1997) EMBO J. 11, 839-846 and Marvik et al. (1995)
J. Mol. Biol. 251, 59-75 and the website at www-structure.bio.purdue.edu/~dokland.
Details on IMA are available from the website at www.ima.org.sg.
Junior Research Fellow (JRF) positions require at least a B.S. degree, and
JRFs are expected to pursue a Doctoral program of study while at IMA, with
the Ph.D. being awarded by the National University of Singapore. Stipends
for JRFs start at S$31,200 per annum, with the possibility of an additional one to
two months bonus based on performance, plus medical insurance.
Research Fellow appointments require a Ph.D. degree and are normally for
a period of three years, with extensions possible at the end of this period.
The salary range begins at S$49,680 per annum, with the possibility of an additional
one to two months bonus based on performance. The actual salary will depend upon
qualifications and experience. Additional benefits such as housing subsidies,
children's school subsidies, medical insurance, and a gratuity scheme are available.
Applicants should send their CV and names of three references to:
before March 1998:
Dr. Terje Dokland
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Lilly Hall of Life Sciences
West Lafayette, IN 47907
e-mail: dokland at cc.purdue.edu
after March 1998:
Dr. Terje Dokland
Institute of Molecular Agrobiology
1 Research Link
National University of Singapore
e-mail: dokland at ima.org.sg
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