Available positions

Wayne Parrott wparrott at uga.cc.uga.edu
Tue Jul 13 19:47:10 EST 1999


Postdoc and Technical Positions- Characterization of elements necessary
for artificial chromosomes in maize. Available beginning at or about
September 1, 1999, contingent upon final approval of funding.

Position 1: Postdoc. In collaboration with two other labs (Jiming Jiang,
U. Wisconsin; Jim Birchler, U. Missouri), identify centromeric DNA
sequences that interact with a maize kinetochore protein. Screen maize
cell lines and plants that have been transformed with centromeric DNA
for  evidence of ectopic centromeric activity. Requirement: Ph.D. in
appropriate discipline.

Position 2: Postdoc. Isolate maize origins of replication, telomeres,
and combinations of centromeric elements, assemble these into artificial
chromosome vectors, and assist with the production of transgenic cell
lines and plants. Requirement: Ph.D. in appropriate discipline.

Position 3: Technician. Introduce artificial chromosome vectors into
maize cell lines, and analyze them for function. The successful
candidate will also be involved in generating transgenic maize plants.
Requirements: B.S. or M.S. in appropriate discipline.

Funding will be available for five years. The ideal candidates will have
backgrounds in plant genetics or molecular/cellular biology, excellent
communication and analytical skills, and a desire to work in an
interdisciplinary environment.

Send a cover letter, CV, graduate school transcripts, and 3 letters of
reference to R Kelly Dawe, Dept. of Botany, Athens, GA 30602 (Position
1) or to WA Parrott, 3111 Plant Sciences Bldg, Athens, GA 30602-7272
(Positions 2 and 3). Applications received via e-mail will not be
considered.  Candidates must be available for a personal interview. The
positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Athens is a vibrant and inexpensive place to live, with all of the
advantages and culture of a 200-year old university town near a major
metropolitan area. The University of Georgia has developed a
state-of-the-art facility for plant genomics. To learn more about plant
sciences at The University of Georgia, see
<http://plantcenter.uga.edu/>. To learn more about the Dawe laboratory,
see <http://dogwood.botany.uga.edu/~kelly/kelly.html>. To learn more
about the Parrott Laboratory, see
<http://www.cropsoil.uga.edu/~parrottlab/>.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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