Postdoc position: Transgene analysis and transformation technology

Wayne Parrott wparrott at uga.cc.uga.edu
Tue Sep 8 11:48:07 EST 1998


Funding is available immediately for a postdoctoral position to
collaborate with a multidisciplinary soybean transformation team, while
continuing to make improvements in technology for transformation and for
transgene characterization.  Some specific tasks include:

   -Transformation with multiple genes as one linkage unit
   -Use of Quantitative RT-PCR for analysis of transgene expression
   -Use of Q-PCR for analysis of transgene copy number and zygosity
   -Transformation with large-size DNA fragments
   -Design of experiments leading to improvements in soybean
transformation

The overall objectives are to express transgenes of agronomic or
economic importance in soybean, while continuing to make improvements in
soybean transformation technology.  All qualified candidates with plant
cell culture or molecular biology experience will be considered. The
ideal candidate would have a strong background in molecular genetics or
traditional plant breeding, along with a willingness to extend his/her
expertise to plant cell culture and genetic transformation of crop
plants.  The ideal candidate must also have excellent communication and
analytical skills, along with an ability to work well with others.
Besides technology improvements, the successful candidate will be
responsible for the production of transgenic plants and their analysis,
and will help prepare progress reports and future grant proposals.
Funding is available for 2 years.  See
http://www.cropsoil.uga.edu/~parrottlab for additional information on
the laboratory and links to the plant genetics program at The University
of Georgia.

Applicants should send: their cv; the names and contact information for
3 people who may be contacted to provide references on their behalf;
graduate school transcripts; and a statement of career goals and
objectives.  The address for correspondence is Wayne Parrott, Dept. of
Crop and Soil Sciences, 3111 Plant Sciences Bldg., The University of
Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7272

Use conventional mail.  Do not use e-mail for submission purposes.
Applications submitted via e-mail will not be considered, nor will
incomplete applications.

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Institution.





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