Advertising 5 Crystallographic jobs at the University of Dundee, UK.

L. Cranswick lzc at
Fri Jun 18 07:29:17 EST 2004

Posted on behalf of Professor Bill Hunter (w.n.hunter at

"Researchers with experience in chemical crystallography would be very 
welcome to apply. These positions offer an excellent opportunity to 
broaden experience into macromolecular structure determination and 


Scottish Structural Proteomics Facility (SSPF) - University of Dundee.

Five post-doctoral research posts are available within an
internationally recognised centre-of-excellence in biomedical sciences
( here in Dundee. These posts are
funded for five years from the BBSRC Structural Proteomics Of Rational
Targets (SPORT) initiative award to the SSPF which has been founded by
the Universities of St. Andrews and Dundee. The scientists who will be
recruited will be expected to form a cohesive team within Dundee and
also with colleagues in other institutes. Each scientist will in
addition be given specific projects for which they are responsible.
These are in the area of structural enzymology and biological chemistry
targeting key metabolic pathways of microorganisms. Applications from
researchers with chemical crystallography experience are particularly

Post 1 - Structure Determination I - LS/349/www
To contribute to protein production, crystallization facility and to
solve new structures.
Requirements: Purification and crystallization experience.
Desired: Structure analysis experience.

Post 2 - Structure Determination II - LS/350/www
To concentrate on new structure determination.
Requirements: Proven record in crystal structure determination.
Desired: Purification and crystallization experience.

Post 3 - Protein Expression - LS/348/www
To develop and exploit novel expression vectors and systems.
Requirements: Molecular and microbiology experience.
Desired: Tissue culture and protein purification experience.

Informal enquiries to Professor Bill Hunter (w.n.hunter at or

Post 4 - Structural Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Research Assistant -

To research and develop techniques for target selection and
interpretation of structures. Requirements: Programming/analysis within
biological/bioinformatics research. Expert in one or more of:
C/C++/Java, MySQL/PostgreSQL/Oracle, Perl/Python, WebServices/SOAP
(Linux environment). Desired: Publication record in
bionformatics/structural biology.

Post 5 - Bioinformatics Programmer / Structural Biology LIMS Manager -

Responsible for establishing and maintaining a Laboratory Information
Management System (LIMS). They will also have a key role in interfacing
the LIMS solution with the structure pipeline software. 
Requirements: Programming expertise in Java/C++ and Perl, standard RDBMS
systems (PostgreSQL/Oracle). 
Desired: Experience of a structural biology or similar research

Informal enquiries for posts 4 and 5 should be directed to Professor
Geoff Barton, geoff at Tel:+44 1382 345860/345843

Training, as required, will be provided in a well-equipped and
supportive environment enabling the successful candidates to extend
their skills and expertise. In addition to excellent facilities for all
aspects of research Tayside has an affordable cost of living compared to
places South and of course countryside of outstanding beauty.

Applicants should mail two copies of a detailed curriculum vitae with a
brief description of research achievements and experience, and provide
the names and contact details of three referees to Ms Janette Cordiner,
School of Life Sciences, MSI/WTB Complex, Dow St, University of Dundee,
Dundee, DD1 5EH, e-mail: j.v.brown at 

(Applicants will be only be contacted if invited for interview)

Salaries range from RA1A : UKP 19,460 - UKP 29,128 depending on age 
and experience.

Closing date: 30 July 2004


Lachlan M. D. Cranswick
Contact outside working hours /
  Coordonnees en dehors des heures de travail:
E-mail / courriel: lachlan at   Home Tel: (613) 584-4226
Mobile/Cell: 613 401 3433   WWW:
        P.O. Box 2057, Deep River, Ontario, Canada, K0J 1P0

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