Postdoctoral Position in Plant Mitochondria Functional Genomics

Harvey Millar hmillar at
Wed Aug 28 21:08:37 EST 2002

<x-flowed>RESEARCH ASSOCIATE  (REF:  A66/02)
Functional Genomics of Plant Mitochondria

SALARY RANGE:   Level A  $37,608 - $51,035 p.a. (Minimum starting salary
for appointee with PhD will be $47,545 p.a.)

A postdoctoral appointment is available to work on the ARC Discovery
project "Functional genomics of plant mitochondria: their role in
development, oxidative stress and plant defence", in the Plant Molecular
Biology Group, School of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Life
and Physical Sciences. The appointment is available for two years. Further
employment will be dependent on securing funds and further demand for the
research programme beyond the initial two year period. The Plant Molecular
Biology Group is comprised of three research labs (led by David Day, Jim
Whelan and Harvey Millar) that bring together a variety of techniques for
the elucidation of mitochondrial function in plants and the identification
of nutrient transport pathways in legume nodules. These techniques range
from basic biochemistry and membrane biology, through molecular cell
biology and genetics to proteomics and bioinformatics. The group consists
of approximately 25 researchers/research students.

The mitochondrial project has as its overall objective, a global analysis
of plant mitochondrial structure, biogenesis and function - what
mitochondria are comprised of and how and when they are made during plant
development. The effects of oxidative stress on these processes, especially
on mitochondrial-nuclear interactions, are also studied.  Research topics
include analysis of the mitochondrial proteome, regulation of gene
expression (reporter gene analysis, transcriptome analysis), generation of
and response to Reactive Oxygen Species, effect of salicylic acid and
pathogen attack, programmed cell death and senescence, protein targeting
and gene transfer. Applicants must have a PhD and experience with
techniques of molecular biology and/or genetics. A background in
mitochondrial research and competence in computing are desirable. For
further information regarding the position please contact Professor David
Day on 9380 3325 or email dday at

CLOSING DATE:   Friday, 27 September 2002

Application Details: Written applications quoting the reference number,
personal contact details, qualifications and experience, along with contact
detail of three referees should be sent to Director, Human Resources, The
University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 by
the closing date.



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