Postdoctoral position available

H.Fromm h.fromm at leeds.ac.uk
Thu Jan 13 09:48:41 EST 2000



A postdoctoral position is available in the Centre for Plant Sciences
(http://www.biology.leeds.ac.uk/Centres/LIBA/cps/cps.htm), University of
Leeds, UK. The post is part of a BBSRC (UK Biotechnology and Biological
Sciences Research Council) funded project in the research group of Dr. H.
Fromm (h.fromm at leeds.ac.uk) on the characterisation of targets of
calcium/calmodulin in the plant cell nucleus and their role in transcription
regulation using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system. A PhD in a relevant
scientific discipline and experience in molecular biology are essential. The
starting salary on the scale of £16,286-£18,915 p.a. according to
experience. Application forms can be downloaded from
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/jobadverts (the form for academic and
academic-related staff), or can be obtained from Mrs. Lynn Buckley-McDonald,
School Administrator, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2
9JT. Tel +44-113 233 2880, Fax +44-113 233 2882. Applications should be
returned to Mrs Lynn Buckley-McDonald. Closing date for applications: 25
February 2000.

The research will focus on an Arabidopsis gene family encoding nuclear
DNA-binding proteins that directly interact with calcium-calmodulin. The
main objectives of the project are: (1) to investigate the role of these
proteins as transcription factors responsive to calcium signalling; (2) to
identify the plant genes that are regulated by these DNA-binding proteins,
and (3) to elucidate their role in plant responses to the environment. The
research will involve molecular and biochemical studies in vitro and in
heterologous systems, and functional studies in plants using reverse genetic
approaches (transgenic plants and T-DNA insertion mutants). The successful
applicant will be joining an internationally active research group studying
the role of calcium/calmodulin in plant-environment interactions. For
further particulars contact Dr. H. Fromm (e-mail: h.fromm at leeds.ac.uk).

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Hillel Fromm
Centre for Plant Sciences
Leeds Institute for Biotechnology and Agriculture (LIBA)
School of Biology
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
UK



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Hillel Fromm
Centre for Plant Sciences
School of Biology
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
UK
E-mail: h.fromm at leeds.ac.uk
Phone (office):    ++ 44 113-233-2816

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