The Scientific Computing Research Unit (SCRU) seeks to appoint a full-time Research Officer. This is a 5-year contract post linked to the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) in Scientific Computing award held by Prof. Kevin J. Naidoo. The position is centered on Bioinformatics and/or Cheminformatics research and development in the area of Cancer Glycobiology.
The closing data for applications is 24 March 2017.
Multidimensional Reaction Dynamics Reveal How the Enzyme TcTS Suppresses Competing Side Reactions and Their Side Products. The suppression of competing reactions that lead to side products is one of the key mechanistic actions defining enzyme catalysis. The transfer of sialic acid (SA) in a water solution is susceptible to two competing side reactions, but a single product is the outcome in the glycosylation and deglycosylation.