postdoctoral postions-Microbial protein expression-Vancouver, BC

John j at unixg.ubc.ca
Fri Jul 30 18:39:12 EST 1999

One and likely two postdoctoral or research associate positions are
available immediately. The position(s) involve participation in multiple
projects, funded by industrial contracts, to produce recombinant proteins
using a new protein expression system based on the Caulobacter crescentus
secreted S-layer protein.  The candidates must have a strong background in
microbial molecular biology and an interest in working at the juncture
between basic aspects of membrane and protein structure/function and the
needs of a commercial venture.  The current projects involve subunit
vaccine development (various projects in humans, fish and large animal
diseases) and industrial enzyme production.  The fusion protein expression
system is being developed as a flexible, low cost and effective vehicle for
production of recombinant proteins.  There are numerous protein expression
and diagnostics development projects currently underway and the successful
applicants would have opportunity to be involved with aspects of all
projects, as well as work directed to understanding detailed aspects of the
protein secretion system.  There is a significant possibility that this
technology will be transferred out of the University of British Columbia as
a company, so there is potential for the job to evolve to a Senior
Scientist level industrial position and for you to have a share in a new
commercial venture.  Top postdoctoral salaries will be paid, especially for
those who have already had significant postdoctoral experience in a
previous position.  Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate
that they can immediately begin moderately complex cloning manipulations.

The University of British Columbia is one of the premier research
institutions in Canada and so offers an exciting and diverse research
climate.  The campus is located on Point Grey, one of the most scenic areas
in Vancouver, British Columbia.  This is your opportunity to live in one of
the most beautiful cities in North America.

To apply send resume and names of references to: Dr. John Smit, Department
of Microbiology & Immunology, University of British Columbia, #300 - 6174
University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3  CANADA. 
jsmit at interchange.ubc.ca

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