Applications are invited for 2 tenure-track assistant professor
positions in the newly established Center for Membrane Biology
at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, with
appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology. The new faculty members will join an interactive
group of interdepartmental faculty with established programs
focused on membrane structure/function and will develop
independent research programs on current aspects of membrane
applicants will receive a competitive salary and start-up
package of research funds and newly remodeled laboratory
and office space. Research areas of special interest include
membrane protein expression, insertion and folding, lipid
function, membrane protein crystallography, and structure/function
of G-protein coupled receptors, ligand-activated channels,
multi-drug efflux systems, and other receptors, channels
and transport proteins.
curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, representative
publications, and names of 3 references should be submitted
John Spudich, Director and Chair of Search Committee
Center for Membrane Biology, Attn: Joanette Payne
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
6431 Fannin St., MSB 6.130
Houston, TX 77030
The CMB has completed it's current search and hired 3 new faculty members. A search for 1 more faculty member is scheduled to begin Summer 2007. .
POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE (SPUDICH LAB):
positions are available for post-doctoral fellows interested
in sensory receptor structure/function and signal transduction
STUDIES OF PHOTOTAXIS RECEPTORS AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION
IN CHLAMYDOMONAS. The general focus in the lab is on the
microbial rhodopsins, a large and diverse family of photoactive,
7-transmembrane-helix, retinal proteins found in haloarchaea,
proteobacteria, cyanobacteria, fungi and algae. In particular
two function as photosensors for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
phototaxis (see Sineschechov et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.
99, 8689-8694. 2002). We would like a molecular cell biologist
to join our group to work on the Chlamydomonas sensory rhodopsins.
MICROBIAL RHODOPSIN CRYSTALLOGRAPHY. A position is also
available for a post-doctoral fellow interested in sensory
receptor structure/function and signal transduction mechanisms
pursued by crystallographic approaches. We are using lipid
cubic phase as well as more conventional crystallization
methods to obtain X-ray structures of members of the diverse
family of rhodopsins in microorganisms (for the structure
of sensory rhodopsin II, see Leucke et al. Science. 293:1499-1503.
2001. & Spudich & Luecke Curr Opin Struct Biol.
Both positions: Annual salary in the 30’s, depending
on experience. For more information, please contact: Professor
John Spudich, Director, Center for Membrane Biology, University
of Texas at Houston.
applicants please send a CV and names of 3 individuals willing
to write letters of recommendation via email to the director: