seeking a molecular biologist

Mon Jun 1 10:11:03 EST 1998

Dear Colleagues,
Please consider or pass this on to a talented personage:


A molecular biologist is sought to participate in a research program aimed
at understanding cell morphogenesis in higher plants. We have
identified a gene in Arabidopsis thaliana that controls morphogenesis
in expanding cells through a role in organizing cortical microtubules
( Cloning
this gene, MOR1, is now well advanced. Your project will involve (1)
identifying associated genes in arabidopsis using (a) suppressor
mutagenesis of the mor1 mutant and (b) the yeast two hybrid system,
(2) identifying and characterizing MOR1 homologues in cotton.

The project is part of a new cotton biotechnology initiative involving labs at
The Australian National University and The Division of Plant
Industry, CSIRO and is commercially funded. The position may be
filled immediately and will be for up to three years, contingent on
final funding agreement. Salary on commencement will be in the range
of $42,500 to $45,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

You should have a PhD in molecular biology and/or relevant post doctoral
experience. An interest in plant cell biology is desirable. Further
details about the project may be obtained by contacting me
(geoff.wasteneys at or Dr Oliver Vugrek
(vugrek at . For information about the Research School
of Biological Sciences see A new web page
is imminent.

Applicants who are planning to attend the Arabidopsis 98 meeting should
contact me there for further details.

The closing date is Friday, July 3, 1998 or until a suitable appointee is
found. For application and appointment details, contact Dr Stephanie
von Gavel, ANUTECH Pty Ltd, GPO Box 4, Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
(Fax 02-6257-1433). Applications, including curriculum vitae, summary
of research experience and names and contact details for at least
three referees, should also be submitted directly to ANUTECH.
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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