Due to considerable last minute interest in this position, we have
extended the application deadline until April 30.
For further particulars and application procedures, please
Should you decide to apply, email applications are suitable. Please
address selection criteria in your letter of application.
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
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