post-doc positions in plant molecular biology

Thomas J. Merchant tm37 at
Wed Jul 24 13:14:41 EST 1996

Four Post-Doctoral positions in Plant Molecular Biology are 
available immediately. The appointees will be applying 
standard molecular biology techniques to tree improvement 
(gene cloning, transfer and analysis methods). The projects 
are described below.

    Expression analysis of a water deficit-inducible proteinase 
    inhibitor gene. Post-transcriptional factors affecting gene 
    expression will be assessed through transgenic work plus 
    analysis of protein-RNA interaction by gel retardation 

    Gene Expression During Somatic and Zygotic Embryogenesis in 
    Pines. Differential Display will be used to follow gene 
    expression during different stages of embryo development. 
    Gene cloning and expression studies will be undertaken.

    Engineering Sterility in Hardwood and Softwood Trees. Flower 
    formation in Softwood and Hardwood trees will be 
    investigated through the isolation and expression analysis 
    of homologs of floral homeotic genes. (two positions).

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology or 
a related field. For more information contact:

          Dr. John Cairney
          Tel: (404) 894-1079
          e-mail: john.cairney at


          Dr. Gerald Pullman
          Tel: (404) 894-5307
          e-mail: jerry.pullman at

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest with 
resume and three professional references to:

          Ms. Patricia Hughes
          Human Resources Manager
          Institute of Paper Science and Technology
          500 10th Street, NW
          Atlanta, GA  30318

The Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) is a 
Research University/Graduate School privately funded by the 
Pulp and Paper Industry. IPST has very strong industrial 
links, and conducts research on all aspects of the Paper 
Industry. The Institute's Atlanta facility was built four 
years ago on the campus of The Georgia Institute of 
Technology (Georgia Tech) in midtown Atlanta. Strong 
collaborative links exist between faculty in both 
institutions. Georgia Tech facilities are available for use 
by IPST employees.

The Forest Biology program at IPST consists of four faculty 
members, five permanent technical staff, post-doctoral 
staff, and graduate students. Funding for this group comes 
from competitive grants and contracts, and is supported 
annually by $500,000 of IPST funds.


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