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[ccp4bb] PhD at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand

PhD at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand

Talented PhD candidates interested in studying the biochemical properties of ubiquitin E3-ligases are being recruited to join Catherine Day’s laboratory in the Biochemistry Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Two projects are available. In one project you will investigate how ubiquitin binding sites on the machinery that builds ubiquitin chains influence chain assembly. In the second project, you will study a RING E3 ligase with the goal of identifying the domains and interactions that are required for ubiquitin transfer. Both projects aim to understand the molecular details that regulate ubiquitin attachment, and offer opportunities to start a career in an exciting and important area of research. More details about my research are available at https://www.otago.ac.nz/biochemistry/people/profile/index.html?id=254

Highly motivated individuals with a BSc(Hons) or MSc in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates will have practical knowledge in _expression_ construct design and optimization, as well as protein purification. Experience in analysis of the ubiquitin system, structure determination methods and other biophysical methods is an advantage. Excellent communication skills, willingness to work in a team, and the ability to plan and interpret experiments in an independent manner are important attributes. The ability to communicate proficiently in English is essential. 

Include in your application (i) a copy of your CV, (ii) a copy of your academic transcript, (iii) a short motivation statement (~500 words), and (iv) a pdf copy of your research thesis.

Please send applications to catherine.day@otago.ac.nz

Catherine Day | Professor | Biochemistry Dept, Te Tari Matū Koiora | University of Otago | PO Box 56  Dunedin | New Zealand | Tel:  +64 3 479 7871

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