University of California, Davis
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to study the
biosynthesis of glucosinolates and their cancer-preventive properties.
Current interest centers on a mutational screen in Arabidopsis to
identify genes involved in the synthesis of sulforaphane, a powerful
natural inducer of mammalian Phase 2 detoxification enzymes. The
position provides the successful candidate with an opportunity to
interact with a large number of researchers in plant sciences and human
nutrition at UC Davis.
Candidates should have a strong background in biochemistry and should be
familiar with the use of modern analytical techniques and molecular
genetic approaches to plant biochemistry. Preference will be given to
applicants with the potential to obtain independent funding.
The appointment is for two years, with the second year of funding
dependent on satisfactory progress. Applicants should send a CV,
reprints, statement of research accomplishments and interests, and
arrange to have three letters of references sent to: Dr. Steffen Abel,
UC Davis, Department of Vegetable Crops, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA
95616. Phone: (530) 752 5549; FAX: (530) 752 9659; email:
sabel at ucdavis.edu. Applications are accepted until the position is