postdoctoral position

Luis ROKEACH rokeach at BCH.UMontreal.Ca
Tue Mar 18 11:22:38 EST 1997

In Yeast Genetics

at the University of Montreal

A post doctoral position is available immediately for the study of the 
cellular functions of the RoRNP ribonucleoprotein, in Schizosaccharomyces 
pombe.  Lately, Dr. Sandra Wolin's group has shown that the Ro60 polypeptide 
component of the RoRNP interacts with defective 5S rRNA in Xenopus oocytes, 
and thus they have proposed that this protein acts as an RNA chaperone in the 
folding of 5S rRNA, leading mutant 5S molecules to degradation (see O'Brien & 
Wolin, 1994, Genes & Development. 8:2891 2903; Shi et al., 1996, RNA 2:769 
784).  The candidate will be involved in the development a genetic system to 
explore the function(s) of the RoRNP in the fission yeast.

Training in molecular biology and genetics of yeast is required, previous 
experience with S. pombe is preferred.  Salary will be $25,000 to $30,000 
CDN/year, depending on experience.  

To apply, send CV, short statement of doctoral research, the names and e mail 
addresses and/or phone numbers of three referees to:

Luis A. Rokeach, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of biochemistry
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128, succ. Centre ville
Montreal, Qc H3C 3J7, Canada
Phone.: (514) 343 6324; Fax: (514) 343 6069
E mail: rokeach at

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