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10 Research Positions in Arabidopsis Molecular Genetics

Thu Oct 24 18:18:31 EST 1996

The Department of Molecular Genetics and Evolution will be hiring ten
research positions in Arabidopsis molecular genetics in the next few years. 

We have begun a new Max-Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, to be located
in Jena, Germany.  Four directors (Baldwin, Bolland, Gershenzon, and
Mitchell-Olds) will collaborate on chemical, molecular, ecological, and
evolutionary approaches to plant-insect interactions.  The central focus of
the institute will be the functional and molecular basis of evolutionary
forces shaping chemical interactions among species.

The Department of Molecular Genetics and Evolution seeks ten postdocs and
scientists.  Scientists are equivalent to Assistant Professors, with five
year, non-renewable contracts.  All researchers have access to
state-of-the-art equipment and generous budgets for supplies and travel.
Expertise in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular ecology is
available in adjacent laboratories within the institute.  Temporary
laboratory facilities are located at the University of Montana and several
collaborating labs in the USA and Europe.  New laboratory facilities will
open in Jena, Germany in 1997.  Ultimately, the institute will consist of
about 100 scientists and 30 support staff.  English is the daily language
within the Institute. 

Research in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Evolution is focused on
two overlapping areas: 1) functional studies of molecular genetics of insect
resistance, and 2) evolutionary genetics of insect resistance.  We seek
motivated researchers with empirical and conceptual expertise in areas such
as Arabidopsis molecular genetics, QTL mapping, or molecular evolution of
DNA sequence variation.  Several positions are available immediately.  Other
positions will begin in Jena in 1997.  

Please send CV and a description of research interests, and arrange to have
three letters of recommendation sent to:

Thomas Mitchell-Olds
Dept of Biological Sciences
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812

tmo at selway.umt.edu

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