Sue Gibson sig at BIOC.RICE.EDU
Wed Apr 26 21:16:23 EST 1995

Dear Colleagues,

        Please bring the following ad to the attention of potential candidates.

Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Rice University
Houston, TX, USA

        A post-doctoral position is available in my lab to study the
"hormone-like" effects of sucrose on plant gene expression and development.
 Several mutants that show altered expression of the sugar-regulated gene
encoding beta-amylase in Arabidopsis thaliana have been isolated.  The
project involves characterizing these mutants to determine if the mutations
they carry also affect the expression of other known sugar-regulated genes.
 The effect of these mutations on other plant processes that have been
shown or suggested to be influenced by sugar levels will also be
ascertained.  These processes include photosynthesis, control of root to
shoot ratios and induction of flowering.  
        Applicants should have experience with standard molecular biology
techniques.  In addition, experience with genetics and/or plant biology is
desirable.  This position has been funded for three years by a grant from
the Department of Energy Biosciences Program.  The starting date for the
position is flexible.  Applicants should send a letter stating their
research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae and the names of at
least three references to:

Dr. Sue Gibson
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
George Brown Hall
Rice University
Houston, TX   77005
phone:  713-285-5933
fax:  713-285-5154
e-mail:  sig at

        Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer;  women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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