Position available - patch clamper

Karen Schumaker schumake at ag.arizona.edu
Wed Aug 19 16:12:16 EST 1998


Position Summary:
A post-doctoral position is available for six months to study calcium
channel activity and regulation during moss development (Schumaker and
Dietrich, 1997, Plant Cell 9:1099; 1998, ARPP,PMB 49: 501).  Depending
on the success of the six month interaction, it may be possible to
extend the position through jointly written fellowship applications.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This individual will be responsible for the final set up of a patch
clamp apparatus recently assembled in the laboratory and for initiating
patch clamp studies.  The work will complement biochemical studies that
have identified a moss plasma membrane calcium transport activity that
is potentially modulated by voltage, hormones, modulators of animal cell
"L" type calcium channels, and heterotrimeric GTP-binding proteins
(Schumaker and Gizinski, 1993, PNAS 90:10937; 1995, JBC 270: 23461; 1996

JBC 271:21292).

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in biophysics or related discipline.
 Extensive training in and a proven record (publications) using patch
	clamp technology to study plant membrane transport. An
	electrophysiological approach represents a new direction for our
	laboratory and, as a result, the successful candidate must be very
	independent and able to interact with and clearly explain research
	findings to non-electrophysiologists (biochemists and molecular
	biologists).

Please submit a letter of interest, CV, and a list of three individuals
who can provide references (include e-mail and telephone numbers for
these individuals) to:

	Dr. Karen Schumaker
	Department of Plant Sciences
	The University of Arizona
	Tucson, AZ 85721
	(520) 621-9635
	schumake at ag.arizona.edu

Review of application materials will begin 8/28/98 and will continue
until the position is filled.

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