Postdoctoral Research Position: Membrane Physiologist
Department of Plant Sciences,
University of Cambridge, UK
A three year postdoctoral position is now available to study the control
by ABA of K+ transport in to and out from the cells of the roots of maize.
Patch clamp techniques will be combined with radioactive tracer and
ratiometric fluorescence studies to investigate in detail the mechanism of
ABA control of K+ channels. The aim is to investigate the role of these
channels in the drought tolerance of maize. The successful applicant will
be joining a dynamic young group, in which several electrophysiological
techniques are being applied to investigate the mechanism and control of a
range of plant transport processes. Healthy collaboration exists within
the Dept of Plant Sciences, particularly with the laboratory of Prof.
E.A.C. MacRobbie. The project is funded by the BBSRC, and builds on work
pioneered within Dr Tester=92s group (see Roberts & Tester, 1995: Plant J.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. Experience in electrophysiology (particularly
patch clamp techniques) or in plant transport is highly desirable. Animal
electrophysiologists are encouraged to apply. Salary will be on the
age-dependent research associate scale of 14,317-19,848 pounds (pay review
pending). Applications, including a curriculum vitae and names of two
referees should be sent to: Dr Mark Tester, Department of Plant Sciences,
University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EA, U.K. (tel. + 44
223 333918, fax + 44 223 333953, e-mail mat10 at cam.ac.uk), from whom
further particulars can also be obtained.
Dr Mark Tester, Tel.: + 44 1223 333918
Department of Plant Sciences, Fax: + 44 1223 333953
University of Cambridge,
Downing St, e-mail: mat10 at cam.ac.uk
Cambridge CB2 3EA,