Two (2) Postdoc Positions Open

Rick Vierstra vierstra at facstaff.wisc.edu
Wed Oct 1 15:58:14 EST 1997


Dear Arabi-netters:  Below are two postdoc positions opening soon in my
laboratory.


POSTDOC POSITION -  UBIQUITIN RESEARCH
University of Wisconsin-Madison

        Position is available to study the biochemistry, molecular biology,
and/or
genetics of the ubiquitin-dependent proteolytic pathway in plants with a
emphasis on Arabidopsis thaliana [see Vierstra, R.D. (1996) Plant Molec
Biol. 32: 275-302].  Accumulating molecular data indicates that the
ubiquitin pathway represents a major regulatory mechanism in Arabidopsis
with over 100 genes required, >75 of which have been identified thus far.
The successful applicant will join a larger research group using a variety
of techniques to define the pathway's roles in plant metabolism,
development, growth, and response to stress. One focus will be exploiting a
large collection of T-DNA insertional mutants we have recently isolated that
affect various steps in pathway.  Through analysis of these mutants, we hope
to determine the specific roles of each component and to identify important
regulatory proteins that are targets.   Experience in molecular and
biochemical techniques is necessary, but prior work with plants is not
required.
        The University of Wisconsin is a first class research university
with one
of the largest groups of scientists focusing on Arabidopsis.  The collective
group is currently funded by a 5-year NSF grant specifically to train
scientists working on this plant and hosts the International Arabidopsis
Meeting, held on campus every other year.  The University is situated in
Madison, the capitol of Wisconsin and was recently rated as "one of the best
livable cities in America".  The surrounding region supports a wide array of
both cultural and outdoor activities. Interested candidates should send or
email a resume, description of research experience, and the names of three
references to Dr. Richard D. Vierstra, Department of Horticulture and the
Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Madison, WI  53706.  Phone (608) 262-8215, fax (608) 262-4743, email
"vierstra at facstaff.wisc.edu".





POSTDOC POSITION -  PHYTOCHROME RESEARCH
University of Wisconsin-Madison

        Position is available to study the mechanism of action of the
phytochrome
photoreceptor family in plants with an emphasis on Arabidopsis.  Research
will involve biochemical, genetic, and reverse genetic approaches to
identify and analyze factors that affect phytochrome A function and its
turnover by the ubiquitin pathway [see Jordan et al. (1996) Plant J. 9:
243-257; Clough and Vierstra (1997) Plant Cell Environ. 20: 713-721]. One
factor of special interest may be responsible for down-regulating
phytochrome A activity and thus involved in the adaptation of plants to
light.  Experience in molecular and biochemical techniques is necessary, but
prior work with plants is not required.
        The University of Wisconsin is a first class research university
with one
of the largest groups of scientists focusing on Arabidopsis.  The collective
group is currently funded by a 5-year NSF grant specifically to train
scientists working on this plant and hosts the International Arabidopsis
Meeting, held on campus every other year.  The University is situated in
Madison, the capitol of Wisconsin and was recently rated as "one of the best
livable cities in America".  The surrounding region supports a wide array of
both cultural and outdoor activities.  Interested candidates should send or
email a resume, description of research experience, and the names of three
references to Dr. Richard D. Vierstra, Department of Horticulture and the
Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Madison, WI  53706.  Phone (608) 262-8215, fax (608) 262-4743, email
"vierstra at facstaff.wisc.edu".







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