postdoctoral position

sruby at cobra.unm.edu sruby at cobra.unm.edu
Mon Jan 5 17:22:09 EST 1998


	An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available in the
laboratory of Stephanie W. Ruby, Ph.D., to investigate the role
of the Usa3 protein in pre-mRNA splicing in the yeast,
Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  We discovered this protein via its
interaction with a U1 snRNP-specific protein, Snp1 (also
known as the yeast 70K protein).  The Usa3 potein has several
serine-arginine (SR) dipeptides and resembles some metazoan
SR proteins involved in regulating alternative splicing.  

	The laboratory is in the Cancer Research and Treatment
Center (CRTC) at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences
Center (UNMHSC) in Albuquerque.   The CRTC and UNMHSC
provide a stimulating environment for postdoctoral research
fellows.  Several CRTC members including myself are faculty
in the newly formed and expanding Department of Molecular
Genetics and Microbiology described on the Web
(http://som.unm.edu/micro/micro.html).   Three new
departmental faculty working in the area of molecular
genetics will arrive within the next year. 
Finally, UNMHSC has a research seminar series which brings
nationally prominent scientists from elsewhere in the country
to meet and talk with the postdoctoral fellows and graduate
students.   In addition, Albuquerque and New Mexico are the
heart of the American Southwest and offer year-round
recreation.    

	The preferred candidate will have experience in
biochemistry, molecular biology and/or yeast genetics and be
able to begin work before June, 1998.  Salary will be based on
the current NIH scale for postdoctoral trainees.

	Please include the following in the application:  (1) a
cover letter with a) a brief summary (one to two pages) of
research interests and accomplishments and b) the UNM job
requisition number P4425 on it;  (2) a CV; and (3) the names, 
addresses (postal and email) and numbers (telephone and FAX)
of at least three persons who can provide references. Send the
application to

Dr. Stephanie W. Ruby
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
900 Camino de Salud, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
phone: 505-272-5830
FAX: 505-272-8199
email: sruby at cobra.unm.edu






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