Post doctoral position available

Geoff.Wasteneys Geoff.Wasteneys at
Thu Jun 13 09:34:30 EST 1996

A molecular biologist (PDF) is sought to join the Plant Cell Biology Group at 
the Australian National University in (beautiful) Canberra.

We have recently identified mutants of Arabidopsis that show 
temperature-sensitive disruption of their cortical microtubules and subsequent 
changes in the direction of cell expansion.  We plan to  use the mutants to 
identify the genes responsible for organizing cortical microtubules. The 
appointee will undertake the map-based cloning of the gene responsible for one 
of these mutants.  Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline.  
Experience with relevant molecular biology techniques is essential.  A 
background or interest in the cytoskeleton and/or plant development would be 
highly desirable (but not essential).  Good skills in oral and written 
communication are important. Appointment is for two years initially.
Please contact Dr Geoffrey Wasteneys for more information about the project, 
the research facilities and the research community: telephone: (06) 249-3952; 
fax: (06) 249-4331;  email: Geoff.Wasteneys at

Further particulars, including selection criteria, must be obtained before 
applying from the School Secretary, RSBS, telephone: (06) 249-4138; fax (06) 
249-0758; email: School.Secretary.RSBS at

Salary:  Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A)		$38,587-$41,421 p.a.

Closing date:	5 July 1996	Ref: BS 3.6.1

Applications: should be written against the selection criteria and be 
submitted in duplicate to the Secretary, The Australian National University, 
Canberra ACT 0200, including curriculum vitae, list of publications, names, 
addresses and fax numbers of at least three referees.  The University has a 
"no-smoking" policy in all buildings and vehicles.


Geoff Wasteneys             Plant Cell Biology Group
geoff.wasteneys at  R.S.B.S.
Ph  +61-6-249 3952          Australian National University
Fax +61-6-249 4331          GPO Box 475, Canberra, 2601

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