PhD Student Position in Solid State NMR on chromatin

A PhD studentship position is open at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Biological Sciences, in a team headed by Prof Lars Nordenskiöld (http://www.sbs.ntu.edu.sg/aboutus/Faculty/LarsNor/Pages/Home.aspx) in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Konstantin Pervushin at the same department (http://www.sbs.ntu.edu.sg/aboutus/Faculty/kpervushin/Pages/Home.aspx).

This project is part of the programme “Telomere dynamics and genome function: From DNA to the nucleosome to the nucleus”, a new, major initiative, which was recently awarded a Singapore Ministry of Education Tier 3 block grant (http://www.sbs.ntu.edu.sg/TDG/Pages/Home.aspx). The goal of the present project is to develop and use the latest advances in solid-state NMR high resolution structure determination of biomolecules to study the structure of telomere nucleosomes and chromatin fibres in solid precipitated form.

The applicant should have a 4 year BSc (Honours) or equivalent (if not BSc (Hons) preferably a Master's degree) in a scientific discipline (Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or Biology) from renowned University. Candidates must have a passion for and strong interest in academic basic research applied to biological problems; possess strong communication skills, be motivated, responsible and disciplined with an aptitude for team work. The candidate should preferably have background in nuclear magnetic resonance with knowledge of NMR structure determination of biomolecules. Experience from solid-state NMR and/or protein over-expression and purification is a plus. Come summer 2016, NTU will be equipped with the most modern solid state NMR instruments available in a new facility including one 600 MHz and one 800 MHz spectrometers.

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and the contact information of three referees to Ms Ai Cho CHAN: ( ACChan@ntu.edu.sg ). The PhD intakes in NTU are Jan or Aug. The position comes with NTU Research Scholarship with all tuition fees paid, a monthly stipend and attractive conditions. Formal application should also be submitted soonest to the university (to School of Biological Sciences), candidates applying in 2015 will be considered for the Aug 2016 intake, but may start earlier (in Jan 2016). Interested candidates should visit ( http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/R-Programs/Pages/default.aspx ) for details on the process. See also (http://www.sbs.ntu.edu.sg/prospective/graduate/Pages/Home.aspx ) for the School of Biological Sciences PhD programme. Only shortlisted applicants will be informed….