One PhD position in molecular modeling of membrane proteins is available at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Research will be performed under the supervision of Prof. Guillaume Lamoureux, member of the Centre for Research in Molecular Modeling (http://cermm.concordia.ca/), the PROTEO Network (http://www.proteo.ca/en/index.html), and the GEPROM Network (http://www.geprom.umontreal.ca/en/).

The project will be directed towards understanding transport mechanisms in cation/proton antiporters, which are critical for salt, water, and pH regulation. These proteins are central to a broad range of important health and biotechnology issues, such as hypertension, kidney diseases, and salt tolerance in plants. The project will be realized in collaboration with the laboratories of Prof. Christopher Brett (Department of Biology, Canada Research Chair in Cellular Science & Human Health) and of Prof. David Walsh (Department of Biology, Canada Research Chair in Microbial Ecology and Genomics).

Requirements:
- M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, bioinformatics, or a related discipline (completed or near completion). Outstanding B.Sc. graduates with relevant experience may also apply.
- strong quantitative aptitudes (physical chemistry, mathematics, statistics, etc.)
- demonstrated interest in biochemistry and in computer programming

To inquire, please send an electronic version of your curriculum vitae and scanned copies of your transcripts to Prof. Lamoureux (guillaume.lamoureux@concordia.ca). Upon favorable consideration, you will be invited to apply to the Graduate Program in Chemistry. The anticipated starting date is January 2014, but an earlier date can be arranged. Please note that the deadline for applying to the Graduate Program is September 1, 2013.

For more information, see http://faculty.concordia.ca/glamoure.


Guillaume Lamoureux
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
http://faculty.concordia.ca/glamoure