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Post-doc position

Prof Mike Evans ucbt143 at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Mar 31 04:36:52 EST 2000

Molecular Biology post-doctoral position in the Photosynthesis Research
Group at University College London.

A position is available for a post doctoral research associate in the
Photosynthesis Research Group to work on the factors controlling electron
transfer in photosystem 1. A molecular biologist is required to expand and
develop our programme of site directed mutagenesis of Photosystem I in
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. A background knowledge of membrane proteins  or
electron transport systems would be an advantage.  The programme, under the
direction of  Mike Evans, Saul Purton (UCL) and  Peter Heathcote (QMW), will
investigate the ligand environment of the phylloquinone and redox active
chlorophyll binding sites of the Photosysytem I reaction centre using site
directed mutagenesis to produce transformants for  spectroscopic analysis.
The objectives of the programme will be: 1) to determine if electron
transfer in the reaction centre is unidirectional within the dimeric
environment of the reaction centre 2) to identify the active path of
electron transfer in relation to the redox components bound either by PsaA
or PsaB. 3) to investigate the factors within the the dimeric protein
environment which control the properties of the redox active chlorophyll
and phylloquinone and determine the direction of electron transfer.

The post is supported by BBSRC for 3 yrs. with salary on the 1A scale
18420-22003 UK pounds including London Allowance.  Further information can
be obtained from Prof. M.C.W. Evans, Dept. of Biology. Darwin Building, UCL,
Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, UK. +44-(0)20 7380-7312, mike.evans at ucl.ac.uk, to
whom applications including cv and names of  2 referees should be sent by
April 30 2000.
Information about UCL and the Photosynthesis Research Group is available at
Professor M.C.W. Evans                  e-mail mike.evans at ucl.ac.uk
Dept of Biology
University College London          phone +44 (0)20-7679-7312
Gower St                                   fax    +44 (0)20-7679-7096
London WC1E 6BT


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