Postdoctoral Position

conklinp conklinp at
Thu Apr 11 11:19:46 EST 2002

Postdoctoral Position in Environmental physiology/Molecular Biology:  
Controls over the assimilation and emission of atmospheric reactive 
nitrogen by leaves.  A postdoctoral research position is available 
for physiological and molecular investigations of the mechanisms 
controlling the uptake and emission of reactive gas-phase nitrogen 
compounds (NO, NO2, Peroxyacetyl nitrate, etc.) by plant leaves using 
Arabidopsis as a study system.  Reactive odd nitrogen compounds play 
an intrinsic role in both terrestrial nitrogen balance and 
tropospheric photochemistry and this project is aimed at 
mechanistically understanding the plant physiological and molecular 
characters controlling the magnitude of gas-phase nitrogen flux at 
the leaf surface.  The successful completion of this project will 
require the application of both plant gas exchange and molecular 
techniques.  Candidates with backgrounds in either plant physiology 
or molecular biology are encouraged to apply.  The position will be 
based at Cornell University and the successful candidate will be 
expected to work closely with project investigators at Cornell 
University (Dr. Jed Sparks) and the State University of New York - 
Cortland (Dr. Patricia Conklin) and potentially supervise graduate 
and undergraduate research assistants.  Responsibilities will include 
design, implementation and evaluation of laboratory studies related 
to the research objectives of the project.  Development of additional 
areas of interest that conform with the scope of the research program 
will be encouraged.  Funding is guaranteed for two years with the 
possibility of a third.  A Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Molecular Biology 
or equivalent is required.

Interested candidates should contact:

Dr. Jed Sparks
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853

phone: 607-254-4270

Email inquiries may be sent to jps66 at

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