Postdoc Position

Katherine Osteryoung oster_k at med.unr.edu
Tue Jul 15 18:00:25 EST 1997


MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF PLASTID DIVISION
University of Nevada, Reno

A postdoctoral position is available to investigate molecular mechanisms
associated with chloroplast division in higher plants.  Recent work from
our laboratory has shown that two nuclear-encoded plant homologues of
bacterial cell division protein FtsZ (Osteryoung and Vierling, 1995, Nature
376:473-474; Osteryoung, 1996, Plant Physiol. 111S:43) are essential for
plastid division in Arabidopsis.  A number of projects are possible, but a
major emphasis for this position will be to identify additional components
of the plastid division apparatus.  A Ph.D. and strong background in
molecular biology are required.  Reno is located just east of the Sierra
Nevada Mountains about 40 minutes from Lake Tahoe and offers outstanding
recreational opportunities, spectacular scenery, and a near-perfect
climate.  UC Davis is 2 1/2 hours and San Francisco 4 1/2 hours to the
west.  Please send CV, brief statement of research experience, and three
letters of reference to Dr. Katherine Osteryoung, Dept. of Biology /314,
University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557.  Phone (702) 784-6258, FAX (702)
784-1650, email oster_k at med.unr.edu.  Review of applications will begin
8/15/97.  The University of Nevada is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer.







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