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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Structure-Function Determination of Membrane Proteins


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division

opportunity location
50.68.02.B7578 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Joseph William Robertson 301.975.2506


Structures of membrane proteins have proven difficult to obtain using X-ray crystallography. To address this issue, we are using neutron reflectometry, small-angle neutron scattering, surface plasmon resonance, and electrophysiology to determine the structure, function, and mechanism of assembly of membrane proteins. Current molecules of interest include, but are not limited to, bacterial toxins that are biowarfare agents (e.g., anthrax, clostridium).



McGillivray DJ, et al: Biophysical Journal 96: 1547, 2009

McGillivray DJ, et al: Biointerphases 2: 21, 2007


key words
Membrane protein; Structure; Function; Neutron reflectometry; Electrochemistry; Surface plasmon resonance;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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