research associate position: Arabidopsis functional genomics

George Haughn haughn at
Tue Jun 26 00:52:48 EST 2001



A research associate is sought to establish and manage an Arabidopsis
reverse genetic facility in TILLING at the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC, Canada beginning in Fall, 2001. TILLING (Targeted Induced
Local Lesions IN Genomes) is a novel, powerful and rapid reverse genetic
technique developed for Arabidopsis in the laboratories of Steven Henikoff
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle) and Luca Comai
(Univeristy of Washington, Seattle) (Colbert et al., 2001, Plant Physiol.
126:480-484). Initial funding is for 3.5 years from Genome Canada funded
initiatives in Forestry (Genome BC) and Plant Stress (Genome Prairie) and
the UBC Biotechnology Laboratory. Applicants should have proven research
record in molecular biology and excellent communication/managerial skills.
Experience with Arabidopsis, genetic analyses, reverse genetics and/or
bioinformatics would be advantageous. The successful applicant will work
under the direction of Dr G. Haughn, interact closely with UBC and Genome
BC plant biotechnology groups and collaborate with scientists at a similar
TILLING facility in Seattle, WA, USA. Salary will be commensurate with
experience, and appointment will be subject to final budgetary approval. In
accordance with Immigration Canada regulations, priority will be given to
Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Non-Canadians are strongly
encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, C.V., list of
publications, and the names of three references by September 1, 2001 to:

Forestry Genomics Genome BC
Biotechnology Laboratory
6174 University Blvd.
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

forgenbc at

George Haughn,  Associate 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


More information about the Arab-gen mailing list