postdoctoral fellowship in Arabidopsis developmental genetics

George Haughn haughn at
Fri Feb 9 18:20:56 EST 2001


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We are seeking a highly motivated individual interested in using a
molecular genetic approach to characterize Arabidopsis seedcoat
differentiation.  Following fertilization cells of the ovule integuments
differentiate into the seedcoat.  The seedcoat epidermis undergoes growth,
and cell morphogenesis before secreting large amounts of pectinaceous
carbohydrate (mucilage) followed by an extensive secondary cell wall
(Western, Skinner and Haughn, 2000, Plant Physiol. 122:345-355).  We have
isolated a large number of mutants defective in this cell type.  The
successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing one class of mutant
defective in formation of the secondary cell wall and completing a
positional cloning project for one of the loci.  Applicants should have
proven research skills in genetic, molecular and cellular biology.
Experience with Arabidopsis genetics, positional cloning and
transformation, is highly desirable.

This position requires excellent communication skills and is available
immediately. Applicants should have a PhD degree and relevant experience.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualification and
experience. Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining
research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and
phone numbers of 3 referees to Dr. George Haughn, Department of Botany,
University of British Columbia, 3529-6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1Z4, Canada; FAX (604) 822-6089; E-mail haughn at
Applications received after March 9, 2001 will be considered only if
suitable candidates have not already been identified.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements priority will be given
to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  UBC hires on the
basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  We encourage all
qualified persons to apply.

George Haughn, Professor
Botany Department,  University of British Columbia
6270 University Blvd,  Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4,  Canada
Tel:  604 822-9089
FAX:  604 822-6089
E-mail haughn at


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