Post-doctoral Position

Post-doctoral fellowships are available for a crystallographer to work in the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University in Canberra. The position carries a salary of around Aus$40,000 pa, and runs for two years with a possible extension to three. The University will provide a return airfare to successful candidates and their family.

Work is proceeding on a number of projects, including structural studies of a cytokine receptor as well as receptor complexes. Structural studies involving a signal protein and replication proteins are also being undertaken. In addition, there are a number of crystallographic projects in their early stages (crystals available) and engineering studies that require structural work.

The lab is well equipped for macro-molecular crystallography with rotating anode sources, image plate detector, cryo-cooling equipment etc, a local network of workstations, and access to the university supercomputer for serious computing. There is a well equipped lab for protein purification, crystallization and molecular biology. There is technical support for both the wet lab and the x-ray lab.

Canberra, the nation's capital, is a pleasant modern city that is well placed with respect to ski fields and the beach. The cost of living in Canberra is modest compared with other Australian cities and it is within easy reach of Sydney.

Further information can be obtained from:

David Ollis or Paul Carr in the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University Box 414, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia or by Phone: +61 6 249 4377 or Fax: +61 6 249 0750, e-mail: or