Postdoc in protein structure/function
A postdoc position is currently available in my laboratory at the
Department of Plant Physiology, Umea Plant Science Centre, Umea
University, Sweden. The position concerns studies on structure/
function properties of a higher plant UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase
(UGPase), a key enzyme of UDP-glucose formation. The primary goal
of this project is to identify regions in the amino acid sequence of
UGPase that are responsible for subunit/ subunit interactions,
protein oligomerization and binding regulatory proteins. The
position requires strong background in gene manipulation (e.g.
site-directed mutagenesis, two hybrid system), and some experience
with protein/enzyme work. The position is financed by the
biotechnology grant from Umea University initially for 12 months,
with a possibility of extension for one more year. The position
carries a yearly tax-free salary of 168,000-180,000 SEK, depending on
experience. A Ph.D. degree in an appropriate area is required.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest
(together with c.v. and e-mail addresses of two referees) either
through e-mail (preferably), fax or snail-mail to: Dr. Leszek A.
Kleczkowski, Department of Plant Physiology, Umea University, S-901-87
Umea, SWEDEN; e-mail: Leszek.Kleczkowski at plantphys.umu.se; fax:
The UPSC provides a thriving environment for scientific advancement,
with over 30 researchers having combined skills in molecular biology,
gene technology, plant physiology and biochemistry. For more
information on research activities at UPSC please consult our web
page at http://www.upsc.nu/.
Leszek A. Kleczkowski