Positions in Toronto

McCourt MCCOURT at botany.utoronto.ca
Fri Apr 14 10:29:42 EST 2000


Below is a copy of an add that will be coming out in Nature and the
Plant Cell in the next few weeks.


Peter McCourt

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Positions in Plant Functional Genomics

In conjunction with the recent awarding of a National Science and
Engineering Council (NSERC)/ Industrial Research Chair, the Department
of Botany is seeking to form a core group in plant functional genomics
at University of Toronto. As the largest plant biology department in
Canada we offer excellent opportunities for a number of highly motivated
individuals to develop and interact with six laboratories using
Arabidopsis as a research tool. We offer superb working conditions and
the opportunity to interact with campus wide genomics and bioinfomatics
initiatives at the University.

One position is a 5-year, contractually limited, research scientist
position.  This individual, in consultation with the NSERC Chair holder,
will establish an independent research program and will be responsible
for coordinating with the existing Arabidopsis research group in the
department.  The successful candidate will have a strong research
background in plant molecular genetics with a strong interest in
computing science skills. The position includes laboratory space,
startup funds, and the candidate can apply for external funding.  The
initial appointment will be for three years with the offer of an
additional two years based on performance. Salary will be commensurate
with experience. Requirements: Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience.  In
accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this position is
directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  In
accordance with its Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto
encourages applications from qualified women or men, members of visible
minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Two Postdoctoral fellowship positions to work directly with the NSERC
Chair holder are also available. These positions will involve the
development of genetic screens and microarray technology to identify
genes involved in hormone signal transduction in Arabidopsis. Candidates
must have a Ph.D. in molecular biology and experience with Arabidopsis
would be a benefit. The initial appointment will be for two years with
the offer of an additional year based on performance. In accordance with
its Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages
applications from qualified women or men, members of visible minorities,
aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Applications together with a CV detailing previous employment and the
names and addresses of three referees should be sent to Dr. Peter
McCourt, Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks
Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5S 3B2  or  mccourt at botany.utoronto
In your application letter, please indicate which position you are
applying for or if you wish to be considered for all posts. Positions
will be open until they are filled.

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