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Post-doc in Cambridge, UK

Jim Haseloff jph at MRC-LMB.cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 28 17:13:36 EST 1995

As advertised in the current issue of Nature (Nov 23rd):

A 3-year postdoctoral fellowship is available for 
fundamental research work in the area of 
RNA-mediated cell ablation at the MRC Laboratory 
of Molecular Biology, Cambridge. We have adapted 
green fluorescent protein for use as a vital 
marker in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants. 
It is now possible to directly monitor the 
behaviour of living cells at high resolution 
within the developing organism using confocal 

We plan to use these fluorescent plants for the 
continued development of highly specific RNA-based 
cytotoxins which can be targeted at endogenous or 
viral mRNAs. The appointee would be involved in 
work aimed at improving these novel agents, using 
in vitro RNA selection techniques and single-cell 
bioassays, and in the use of the toxins for 
genetic cell ablation in plants. Previous 
experience with molecular biology methods is 
essential, and familiarity with RNA or plant 
techniques would be an advantage.

The appointment will be on the non-clinical 
scientific salary scale in the range of L16,628 - 
L19,848 p.a. depending on qualifications and 

For further details, contact: 
        Dr. Jim Haseloff, Division of Cell Biology, 
        MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, 
        Phone +44-1223-402025, FAX +44-1223-402008, 
        e-mail:  jph at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk

Applications including 2 copies of CV and the 
names and addresses of two professional referees 
should be sent by ......,
quoting reference CB/JH to:

Sheila Jenkins, Personnel Officer, MRC Centre, 
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH.

The Medical Research Council is an Equal 
Opportunities Employer.

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