U.S. Plant, Soil and Nutrition Laboratory
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the molecular
biology and cellular physiology of K+ transport in higher plants. We have
cloned a series of plant K+ transporters and are currently studying these
transporters in order to better understand the mechanisms and regulation of
K+ transport into and within the plant. The successful candidate will join
this research program, which involves the laboratories of Dr. Leon Kochian
at Cornell University and Dr. William Lucas at the University of California,
Davis. Research to be undertaken entails the characterization of these
transporters using classical molecular methods and heterologous expression
systems (e.g. Xenopus oocytes and yeast). The applicant must have expertise
in fundamental molecular biological techniques such as Northern analysis,
DNA sequencing, gene cloning techniques, PCR, and plant transformation.
Additionally, experience in site-directed mutagenesis, in situ hybridization,
fusion protein methodologies or antisense analysis is highly desirable.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should send their
curriculum vitae, a letter describing their research experience and interests
and the names and phone numbers of three references to:
Dr. Leon Kochian,
U.S. Plant, Soil and Nutrition Laboratory,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
phone number: 607-255-2454; Fax: 607-255-2459
Email address: lvk1 at cornell.edu.