Postdoctoral Fellowships Available

Center for Insect Science insects at CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Fri May 12 17:26:32 EST 1995


I.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Plant-Insect Interactions

        The Interdisciplinary Research Training Program (RTP) on
Plant-Insect Interactions at the University of Arizona invites applications
for a Postdoctoral Fellowship focusing on insect physiology.  Areas of
particular interest include gut physiology and biochemistry, chemoreception
and nutrition in phloem feeding insects.  The RTP is funded by the
DOE/NSF/USDA Joint Program on Collaborative Research in Plant Biology.  Its
overall goals are to provide effective interdisciplinary training in plant
and insect sciences and to develop a better understanding of the complex
interactions between plants and insects to serve as a guide for genetic
engineering of plants for protection against insect attack.  In particular,
novel approaches to mechanistic studies are sought, with an emphasis on the
insect-plant interaction.  Faculty involved are in the Departments of
Biochemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Entomology, Neurobiology,
and Plant Sciences.  For more detailed information, please contact E.A.
Bernays (schistos at ccit.arizona.edu) or R. Feyereisen
(feyereisen at biosci.arizona.edu).

        Fellowships include a stipend, as well as support for research
supplies and travel to scholarly meetings.  Appointments are normally for
two years, with the second year of funding dependent on progress and the
development of active research interactions.  Applicants should send an
introductory cover letter, research interest statement, curriculum vitae,
and names of three references to:  Plant-Insect Interdisciplinary Program,
Center for Insect Science, Attention:  E.A. Bernays,  Life Sciences South
Building, Room 225, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ   85721. 
Applications will be accepted throughout the month of May, 1995.  Please
note that according to the conditions of the grant, fellowship recipients
must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  Women and
minorities are urged to apply.  The University of Arizona is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA Employer.  
 
II.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Plant-Insect Interactions

The Interdisciplinary Research Training Program (RTP) on Plant-Insect
Interactions at the University of Arizona invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellowship focusing on the molecular and genetic analysis of
plant sterol metabolism.  The RTP is funded by the DOE/NSF/USDA Joint
Program on Collaborative Research in Plant Biology.  Its overall goals are
to provide effective interdisciplinary training in plant and insect
sciences and to develop a better understanding of the complex interactions
between plants and insects to serve as a guide for genetic engineering of
plants for protection against insect attack. In this particular case, the
position is part of a long-term program directed at increasing our
understanding of higher plant sterol synthesis at the molecular level by
isolating and studying biosynthetic and regulatory genes involved in this
pathway.  A molecular genetic approach is underway to identify key sterol
biosynthetic enzymes by 1) complementation of yeast sterol biosynthetic
mutants with functional plant homologs and 2) identification of plant genes
by heterologous probes and database searches.  To date several candidate
genes have been isolated by these methods.  The successful candidate will
participate in ongoing screening and perform molecular characterization,
complementation and analysis of one class of clones already identified. 
Previous experience in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or yeast
complementation is desirable.  For more detailed information, please
contact E.A. Bernays (schistos at ccit.arizona.edu), K. Feldmann
(feldmann at ccit.arizona.edu), or D.W. Galbraith (dgalbrai at ccit.arizona.edu).

Fellowships include a stipend, as well as support for research supplies and
travel to scholarly meetings.  Appointments are normally for two years,
with the second year of funding dependent on progress and the development
of active research interactions.  Applicants should send an introductory
cover letter, research interest statement, curriculum vitae, and names of
three references to:   Plant-Insect Interdisciplinary Program, Center for
Insect Science, Attention:  D.W. Galbraith, Life Sciences South Building,
Room 225, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721.  Applications will
be accepted throughout the month of May, 1995.  Please note that according
to the conditions of the grant, fellowship recipients must be citizens or
permanent residents of the United States.  Women and minorities are urged
to apply.  The University of Arizona is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Employment Opportunity/ADA Employer.  
Sharon Richards
Program Coordinator
Center for Insect Science
LSS 225
Phone 621-9310
FAX 621-2590




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