Postdoctoral position for plant molecular biology

Kiyozo Asada kasada1 at
Tue Jul 29 10:13:45 EST 1997

A postdoctoral position in molecular biology/horticulture science is
available immediately at the Biotechnology Research Laboratories of Takara
Shuzo Co., Ltd. located in Otsu, which is 30 min. drive to the east from
Kyoto, Japan.  The individual is responsible for the construction of Ri
plasmid-based gene transfer vectors for plant and its modification for
convenient manipulation of cloned genes.  A strong background in molecular
biology and horticulture science is required.  Review of applications will
begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Appointee can be supported in part by a grant from Japanese Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for two years.  Appointee can also join
our other project by use of the transfer vectors constructed.  In 1992 we
succeed in cloning of a gene of EXT, a key enzyme associated with cell wall
expansion and modification [Okazawa, K. et al. JBC 268: 25364-25368 (1993)]
We are now making transgenic plants having altered expression of the EXT
gene to clarify its physiological role in vivo.  Takara Shuzo is a leading
biotechnogy company in Japan and well-known with its high level of research
activities.  Our research work has been successfully accomplished in the
interaction of these research activities as well as strong technical
support from several productive and analytical sections including DNA
sequence center and protein & carbohydrate analysis section at Takara.  Our
research institute is also close to Kyoto University and the postdoctoral
work can be propelled having discussion with advisory members of Kyoto
University.  Please send CV, brief statement of research experience, and
three letters of reference to

Dr. Kiyozo Asada
Plant Biotechnology Group
Biotechnology Research Laboratories
Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Seta 3-4-1, Otsu Shiga, 520-21, Japan

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