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post-doc position

Jaap Venema venema at chem.vu.nl
Mon Jun 16 10:12:31 EST 1997


A two-year post-doc position will be available in the Dept. of Biochemistry
& Mol. Biology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (The Netherlands),
starting in the second half of 1997. The project involves analysis of the
role of a DEAD-box RNA helicase in the first steps of ribosomal RNA
processing in yeast, including characterisation of its enzymatic activity
and identification of interacting factors, using both biochemical and
molecular-genetic approaches.

The Department is part of the Graduate Research School 'BioCentrum
Amsterdam' and has a long-standing, internationally recognised research
program focused on the mechanism and control of ribosome biogenesis in
yeast. The project in question forms part of our studies on pre-rRNA
processing and assembly carried out by a group consisting of six people,
including three graduate students, with extensive national as well as
international collaborations. The Department has access to state-of-the-art
equipment for molecular-biological and molecular-genetic research,
including facilities for automated DNA sequencing, confocal microscopy and
protein microsequencing.

Candidates should have thorough experience in modern molecular-biological
techniques and preferably experience in protein biochemistry.  Experience
with yeast is a recommendation but is not required.

Amsterdam is an attractive city with a liberal, tolerant climate. In the
few hours spent outside the laboratory, ample possibilities are available
for recreation and night life.

If interested, please contact Jaap Venema (email, phone, FAX) or send a
letter + CV, including the names and addresses of two referees, to:

Dr. J. Venema
Dept. of Biochemistry & Mol. Biology
Faculty of Chemistry
Vrije Universiteit
de Boelelaan 1083
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

tel +31 20 444 7559
fax + 31 20 444 7553
email venema at chem.vu.nl

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