POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Plant Genomics

Dave Berger dberger at postino.up.ac.za
Wed Oct 17 05:29:25 EST 2001


A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position is available in the
Microarray Lab of the Faculty of Natural- and Agricultural Sciences at
the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  The research topic will be
Plant Genomics, specifically using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
to explore gene expression in response to an economically important
bacterial pathogen.   The Microarray lab is equipped with a
state-of-the-art DNA Microarrayer and Scanner.  Microarrays take genomic
sequence information (which in this case has been completed for both the
host and the pathogen) one step further by enabling massively parallel
analysis of gene expression. The study is being carried out in
collaboration with CNRS-INRA, Toulouse in France. It is funded by CNRS
and the Agropolis Advanced Research Platform in France and the National
Research Foundation and University of Pretoria in South Africa.  The
postdoctoral fellow will work with an established multidisciplinary
research team drawn from the Department of Botany, the Department of
Microbiology and Plant Pathology and the Forestry and Agricultural
Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria. Travel
funding has already been awarded for the incumbent to spend several
months over the next two years in the French laboratory. The successful
candidate would be expected to spend some time supervising postgraduate
students.  Pretoria is an attractive destination for those interested in
experiencing life in South Africa. It is the Capital City, is host to
most Embassies and is well known for the seasonal displays of Jacaranda
Trees.  Pretoria is on the doorstep of the bushveld game parks, home of
the Big Five (http://www.southafrica.net). The weather is good all year
round and most days are sunny and warm. The position is for two years
and can be filled immediately. Please apply by forwarding a complete CV
with contact details of three referees (including phone numbers and
email addresses) to Prof. Dave Berger, Room 6-26, Agricultural Sciences
Building, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa (Fax:
+27-12-362 5327; Email: dberger at postino.up.ac.za).  Inquiries: Telephone
+27-12-420 4634. http://fabinet.up.ac.za/personals/dave.html

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Dave Berger, PhD
Associate Professor, Botany
Room 6-26
Agricultural Sciences Building
University of Pretoria
Pretoria  0002
South Africa
Fax:   +27-12-362 5327
Phone: +27-12-420 4634 / 3258

SA "Tree of the Year" 2001
Loxostylis alata
Tarwood


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