position available

GEOFF WASTENEYS GEOFFW at rsbs.anu.edu.au
Thu Apr 16 21:08:32 EST 1998


Post-doctoral position in Plant Cell and Environmental Biology at
the Australian National University, Canberra -

available immediately to investigate the role of environmental and
endogenous mechanical forces in cell and plant development.

The challenge is to understand how exogenous forces such as those
generated by soils on root tips, or imposed on guard cells during
stomatal opening and closing by atmospheric changes (humidity and
carbon dioxide levels for example) interact with genetically
programmed endogenous mechanical fields and modify plant morphology,
development and performance.

The position is funded by a new strategic research initiative
between the Plant Cell Biology Group and the Environmental Biology
Group at the Research School of Biological Sciences. The program is
led by Dr Josette Masle and Dr Geoffrey Wasteneys and involves
collaboration with Professor Farquhar and Dr Williamson whose
interests range from the molecular control of cell wall synthesis and
of the interactions between cell wall and cytoskeleton, to stomatal
and root stress physiology. We are well equipped for a wide range of
experimental approaches including pressure probe measurements in
single cells, microscopy (cooled CCD and confocal) of living cells,
microinjections and are setting up a state-of-the-art high resolution
microscopy facility that will permit simultaneous pressure probe and
visual (fluorescence or DIC) analysis of living cells.

The appointment will be for 2 years.
initial closing date 20 April 1998 but late applications will be
considered.

For further particulars contact:

Dr Masle                      or    Dr Geoffrey Wasteneys:
(masle at rsbs.anu.edu.au)             (geoff.wasteneys at anu.edu.au)
tel:  61 (0)2 6249 4410             tel:  61 (0)2 6249 3952
fax: 61 (0)2 6249 4919                   fax: 61 (0)2 6249 4331


Dr Geoffrey O. Wasteneys
Plant Cell Biology Group
Research School of Biological Sciences
The Australian National University
GPO Box 475, Canberra
ACT 2601, Australia

Phone: +61-6-249-3952
Fax: +61-6-249-4331






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