Education and Outreach

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program: Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Translation Regulation

By Keith Cowing
January 6, 2009

Immediate openings for enthusiastic Post-doctoral Fellows in the Department of Biochemistry at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The aim of our laboratory is to understand the molecular interactions that the ribosome makes with different regulatory factors at various stages of the translation cycle (Cell (2005) 123(7) 1255-66; Science (2006) 313(5795) 1935-42; RNA (2007) 13(6) 817-23; Nature Structural & Molecular Biology (2007) 14(8) 733-7). Our group primarily uses the structural biology technique of X-ray crystallography in addition to complementary biochemical and biophysical techniques to address function in vitro.

Successful candidates will have a recent Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or structural biology. X-ray crystallographic experience is preferred but not essential. Our department has state-of-the-art in-house crystallographic facilities and crystallization robots. We also have access to dedicated synchrotron beamtime at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. Funding is provided by the NASA Astrobiology Institute as a collaborative project ( Please visit the lab website: To apply, please e-mail your CV including a list of publications, a brief statement describing your scientific interests and the names of three references to: Dr. Christine Dunham at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Emory University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. For more information:

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