Position SummaryA Postdoctoral Associate position is available based at theHauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute ( HWI ) and affiliatedwith the University at Buffalo. We are looking for a highlymotivated structural biologist with an interest in metalloproteinsand methods development to join a project with the Snell and Bowmanlaboratories involving the structural study of biological systemsthat are impacted by free radical activity and metalloproteins,where the modeled metal and/or coordination state are of interestfor further investigation. The work will involve a collaborationwith laboratories at Stanford and Oxford and will use X-raycrystallography, UV-spectroscopy, and micro- PIXE techniques. Theeventual aim involves structural studies using X-ray free electronsources for radiation chemistry free data. It is possible thatneutron studies would also take place. The position involvesworking directly with the Crystallization Center at the Instituteand will have access to a Glacios cryo-EM with Falcon 4 detector.The Institute runs the IMCA beamline at the Advanced Photon Source.It is anticipated that multiple structural techniques will beemployed, and while the candidate should have structural biologyexpertise, they are not expected to be proficient in all structuralbiology techniques. Molecular biology expertise is required toproduce target proteins and complexes. Many techniques will beemployed and due to the nature of the project, the position will beoffered for three years.Outstanding Benefits PackageWorking at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. Thereare personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirementplan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthymix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort tosupport your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website tolearn about our benefit packages .About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the ResearchFoundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due toan applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, national origin and veteran or disabilitystatusMinimum QualificationsA conferred doctoral degree by the time of appointment is a relatedfield.Preferred QualificationsIn-depth knowledge of structural biology and the production ofproteins.For more information, click the “How to Apply” button.
LocalNews Climate specialist not satisfied with Caribbean preparations towards climate change by: – October 14, 2011 Image via: patrickdriessen.blogspot.comClimate Change Specialist Dr Michael Taylor says he is not satisfied that Caribbean governments are prepared to make necessary changes to mitigate the effects of climate change on the agriculture sector.Taylor who is here as part of the 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture delegates told an interview with the Government Information Service that some improvements have been made.“I am not satisfied but I believe our Caribbean governments are waking up to the possibilities of climate change. We have the CARICOM Climate Chance center in Belize which is trying to play a leading role in informing ministers and heads of government,’ he said.According to Taylor, the increase variability of the climate is almost forcing Caribbean governments to “stop and take a look”.“The heat, the rain, the drought, the hurricanes…I believe that this is forcing Caribbean governments to stop and take a look and I am sensing receptiveness,” he added. He said farming is a vulnerable sector due to the dependence on rainfall.“We need to start acting now because our action now will be a significant determination of what kind of future we will have. We want to get that message out there. It must be considered,” he added.Dominica Vibes News 6 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Share Sharing is caring!