Postdoctoral Position in Biomolecular NMR- Hauptman-Woodward Institute, Buffalo, NY

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posted: November 18 2009

Postdoctoral Position in Biomolecular NMR is open at Hauptman-Woodward Institute (HWI), Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus Buffalo, NY

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Roopa Thapar at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Buffalo, NY. The main focus of the laboratory is to understand the assembly of RNA-protein complexes involved in histone pre-mRNA processing, translation initiation, and mRNA degradation. A variety of structural, biophysical, and biochemical methods are used in the laboratory. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in structural biology (biomolecular NMR or X-ray crystallography), be highly independent and motivated with an interest in studying problems in RNA-mediated gene expression. Prior experience with either one or more of the following: protein expression and purification, in vitro transcription and RNA purification, RNA-protein interactions, and RNA biochemistry is preferred.

About the Hauptman-Woodward Institute

The Hauptman-Woodward Institute (HWI) is housed in a new 70,000 square-foot building located on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus in downtown Buffalo, NY. This building is dedicated to research in structural biology and contains facilities for protein production, protein purification, crystal growth, and X-ray diffraction. The P.I. has access to a 600 MHz Varian Inova spectrometer housed at the adjacent Roswell Park Cancer Institute. HWI is home to a high-throughput screening laboratory for determining initial crystallization conditions using the microbatch-under-oil crystallization technique. X-Ray diffraction facilities include two area detectors and access to the synchrotron source at SSRL.

How to apply

If interested, please send a CV and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Roopa Thapar
Department of Structural Biology, SUNY Buffalo
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute
700 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

E-mail: rthapar at

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