Research positions available at the IMA, Singapore

Terje Dokland dokland at
Tue Jan 27 10:31:31 EST 1998

                      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
Details on IMA are available from the website at

	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
	Purdue University   
	Dept. of Biological Sciences
	Lilly Hall of Life Sciences
	West Lafayette, IN 47907
        e-mail: dokland at

after March 1998: 
	Dr. Terje Dokland
        Institute of Molecular Agrobiology
	1 Research Link
	National University of Singapore
	Singapore 117604
	e-mail: dokland at

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