A PhD position is available for research into the catalytic mechanism of
the plant carbon-fixing enzyme, rubisco. This research project will also
encompass the accessory enzyme, rubisco activase. The appointee will
participate in the development and application of new techniques, including
chemiluminescence, for determining steps in the rubisco reaction sequence,
the study of the binding and release of substrates and inhibitors, and the
This position is funded by an Australian Research Council Grant to
Associate Professor Ross Lilley (Wollongong) and Professor John Andrews
(ANU). The appointee will be based at Wollongong but may be required to
work in Canberra occasionally. Enquiries should be addressed to Prof.
Annual stipend: $15,364
The position is most suited to a resident (or residence permit holder) of
Australia or New Zealand since non-resident applicants would be subject to
the Overseas Student Fee.
Interested and qualified applicants should send an expression of interest
and their c.v. (preferably by email) to:
Associate Professor Ross McC. Lilley,
Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Wollongong,
Wollongong 2522, Australia.
email: r.lilley at uow.edu.au
telephone: 042 213 431
Fax: 042 214 135