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postdoc position open!

Richard D Vierstra VIERSTRA at MACC.WISC.EDU
Tue Sep 5 15:09:39 EST 1995

Postdoctoral Position
University of Wisconsin-Madison
     Postdoctoral position is available starting immediately to
study the biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or genetics of the
ubiquitin-dependent proteolytic pathway in plants with a focus on
Arabidopsis thaliana.  Successful applicants will join a larger
research group currently using a variety of techniques to define
the pathway's roles in plant metabolism, development, growth, and
response to stress.  Projects are flexible depending on the
experience and interests of the candidate and include both basic
and applied approaches.  Possibilities include: (i) development of
ubiquitin as a tool to enhance protein accumulation in transgenic
plants, (ii) cloning and analysis of enzymes involved in ubiquitin
conjugation and target degradation, (iii) manipulation of the
pathway using transgenic plants, (iv) isolation and
characterization of mutants in ubiquitin-dependent proteolysis, and
(v) understanding how the ubiquitin system decides which proteins
are appropriate substrates for degradation with special emphasis on
the selective degradation of the photomorphogenic receptor,
phytochrome.  For more information on the research area see:
Vierstra, R.D. (1993) Annu. Rev. Plant Physiol. Plant Mol. Biol.
44: 385-410.  Experience in molecular and biochemical techniques is
necessary, but prior work with plants is not required.  Position
has a starting salary of ~$25,000/yr plus benefits, which may be
renewed for at least 3 years.  The University of Wisconsin is a
first class research university with one of the largest groups of
scientists focusing on Arabidopsis.  It is situated in Madison, the
capitol of Wisconsin and recently rated as "one of the best livable
cities in America".  Interested candidates should send a resume and
the names of three references to Dr. Richard D. Vierstra,
Department of Horticulture and the Cellular and Molecular Biology
Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI  53706 or
contact him by phone (608) 262-8215, fax (608) 262-4743, or email
"vierstra at macc.wisc.edu".

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