Two Postdoctoral Positions in Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins

Da-Neng Wang wang at saturn.med.nyu.edu
Thu Aug 9 10:52:01 EST 2001


 Two Postdoctoral Positions in Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins

Two postdoctoral positions are available at the Skirball Institute of
Biomolecular Medicine (http://saturn.med.nyu.edu/), New York University
Medical Center, New York City, USA. We aim to determine the structure of
integral membrane proteins involved in ion or nutrient transport. X-ray
crystallography, as well as genetic and biochemical approaches will be
used to understand the mechanisms of transport across the membrane.
Currently we are focusing on sugar, amino acid and antibiotic
transporters. These projects are funded by NIH as well as by private
foundations.

The Structural Biology Program at the Skirball Institute consists of
three X-ray crystallography groups, two in cryo-electron microscopy, and
two in RNA and protein chemistry. Excellent facilities for molecular
biology, protein biochemistry, X-ray crystallography, and cryo-electron
microscopy are available. These include two Rigaku X-ray generators
equipped with a image plate, and two Philips cryo-electron microscopes.
In addition, the National Synchrotron Light Source at the Brookhaven
National Laboratory is only an hour away.

Our laboratory currently has six members, with 2 postdocs, 2
technicians, and 1 Ph.D. student
(http://saturn.med.nyu.edu/groups/WangLab/). We are a group of young,
energetic and fun-loving people who are committed to scientific research
and, at the same time, enjoy the rich cultural activities that Manhattan
provides. It is also a very international group; three of us were
trained in Europe and three in North America.

We are looking for motivated scientists to join us working in the
exciting and expanding field of structural biology of membrane proteins.
Interested applicants should have experience in protein crystallography,
and/or a background in biochemistry/molecular biology. We value
motivation and intelligence more than experience and specific technical
skills. She/he will have opportunity to participate in protein
over-expression, purification and crystallization, and structural
determination of the membrane transporters by X-ray crystallography. If
interested, please send a C.V., a description of research experience,
and names of at least two references to,

 Dr. Da-Neng Wang
 Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
 New York University School of Medicine
 540 First Avenue
 New York, NY 10016
 USA

 Tel: +1-212-263 8634
 Fax: +1-212-283 8951
 E-mail: wang at saturn.med.nyu.edu




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Da-Neng Wang
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
New York University Medical Center
540 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
USA

Phone: (212) 263-8634, -8635
Fax: (212) 263-8951
E-mail: wang at saturn.med.nyu.edu
WWW: http://saturn.med.nyu.edu/groups/WangLab/
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