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[ccp4bb] Fwd: biotech opportunity

From: Steven McKnight <Steven.McKnight@UTSouthwestern.edu>
Subject: favor
Date: June 2, 2017 at 3:21:39 PM CDT
To: Michael Rosen <Michael.Rosen@UTSouthwestern.edu>
Cc: Joseph Ready <Joseph.Ready@UTSouthwestern.edu>

Mike – could you share this e-mail message with late-stage graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in your department.  I’d also appreciate it if you would share this with labs outside of your department that do X-ray crystallography.  Much thanks – Steve.
Dear trainees in the fields of structural biology and enzymology:
Together with Joe Ready, Andrew Pieper, Marc Freeman I have co-founded a biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery and development of neuroprotective chemicals.  The company has been funded by The Column Group, a top-flight venture capital firm out of San Francisco led by Dave Goeddel.  The company is named Neuro-protective Therapeutics and will be located in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
We are keen to hire one or more young scientists skilled in the fields of enzymology, protein chemistry and X-ray crystallography.  Were we to find the proper candidate here at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the person could work closely with Drs. Ready and McKnight over the next 3-6 months before moving to California when the company laboratories are ready for occupancy. 
Interested candidates should send an e-mail directly to me (Steve McKnight) and Joe Ready anytime during the month of June.  All we need is a brief, one page description of your research experience, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information of at least two faculty-level scientists familiar with your work.  Drs. Ready and I will respond quickly to any and all inquiries – thanks for your consideration of this opportunity – Steve McKnight.

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