A postdoctoral position is available for a talented and ambitious
individual to study the function and expression of several classes of
transcription factor genes in Arabidopsis embryos. Examples of
transcription factor genes to be studied include a novel family of
basic-leucine zipper genes that are involved in regulating late
maturation genes and a novel zinc finger protein gene involved in the
globular to heart stage transition. This project will require a variety
of approaches to analyze the expression of these genes in mutant
backgrounds and to explore the function of these genes in Arabidopsis.
Experience in molecular biology is essential, and although not required,
experience in the analysis of transcription factors is preferred.
experience in developmental biology and/or genetics is desirable but not
This position is available immediately. Interested individuals
should send a curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:
Dr. Terry Thomas
Department of Biology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3258
e-mail: tlthomas at tamu.edu.