USA: Post-Doc Position in Molecular Biology of Protein Synthesis at National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Position Description: A post-doctoral position is available starting from the fall of 2013. The position offers up to 5 years of full time research in a productive and stimulating environment.We study the mechanism and regulation of protein synthesis, focusing on GTPases and protein kinases that control this fundamental cellular process. We use molecular genetic and biochemical studies to dissect the structure-function properties of the translation initiation factors eIF2, a GTPase that binds methionyl-tRNA to the ribosome, and eIF5B, a second GTPase that catalyzes ribosomal subunit joining in the final step of translation initiation. We also investigate stress-responsive protein kinases that phosphorylate eIF2alpha. Finally, our studies on the factor eIF5A revealed an unanticipated role in the elongation phase of protein synthesis for the production of proteins containing polyproline sequences.

Eligibility: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. within the past 5 years. Experience and knowledge in molecular biology and biochemistry is required.

For More Information:
Lab website: http://deverlab.nichd.nih.govQuestions about the position or letters of interest including CV and Bibliography should be addressed to Tom Dever (Principal Investigator) at tdever(at)nih.gov.

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