postdoctoral position

conklinp conklinp at
Mon Apr 15 08:22:05 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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