18 October 2012

Postdoctoral Research Associate

A postdoctoral position to study the assembly of the transmembrane Type III secretion translocon is available in the laboratory of Dr. Alejandro P. Heuck. This NIH-funded project involves the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The research project involves protein purification, assembly of proteins on membranes, and basic molecular biology approaches. The scientific environment at UMass Amherst is very dynamic and fosters multidisciplinary research. The Principle Investigator is a member of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department and participates in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program, the Chemistry-Biology Interface Training program, and the Institute for Cellular Engineering.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a one page (maximum) letter of intent and names and contact information of three references to: bmbdept@biochem.umass.edu, subject “Heuck Postdoc Search”.  Priority deadline for applications is October 12, 2012.
 The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements
Candidates should have earned a PhD. Recent graduates are encouraged. Strong background in protein-membrane interaction and fluorescence spectroscopy required; experience working with model membrane systems such as large unilamellar vesicles desired.

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