Postdoc position

Karam.Singh at Karam.Singh at
Thu Jan 17 02:14:02 EST 2002

<x-charset iso-8859-1>CSIRO PLANT INDUSTRY


We require a motivated researcher to join a well established team working on
plant responses to environmental stress with the focus on the
transcriptional control of genes important for plant defence /stress

The research, which will be primarily carried out in the model plant
Arabidopsis, will involve forward genetic screens to isolate and
characterise mutants involved in plant stress/defence gene expression. The
screen, which is on-going in the group, is non-invasive and high-throughput
and utilises promoter elements from a stress inducible glutathione
S-transferase gene linked to the luciferase reporter.  A large number of
potential mutants have been isolated.   The appointee will have proven
research ability in molecular biology and a Ph.D. in molecular biology or a
related discipline relevant to the project.

This position is for a term of 3 years and will be based in the laboratory
of Dr Karam Singh in CSIRO, Plant Industry, Perth.  The laboratory is very
well equipped and has access to state-of-the-art genomics/proteomics
equipment.  CSIRO is the major research organisation in Australia and is
internationally recognised for its strengths in plant molecular biology.
Further information about CSIRO Plant Industry can be found at <>   Perth is a beautiful city of 1.4
million on the coast of Western Australia.  More information on Perth and
the state of Western Australia can be obtained from the Western Australian
Tourism Commission home page

For further information on the position contact Dr Karam Singh by email at
karam.singh at or on +61 8 9333 6320. An Information Package and
Selection Documentation is available via our web site  This information can also be obtained by
contacting the answering service on + 61 8 9333 6224 or email
recruit at

Applicants must obtain and respond to the Selection Criteria and Duty
Statement.  Your application for the above position should quote Reference
No. PG: 01143 and include details of your experience, skills, qualifications
and the names of at least 2 referees.  Please mark 'Confidential' and
forward to: The Recruitment Officer, CSIRO Centre for Mediterranean
Agricultural Research, PO Box 5 Wembley, WA 6913 or send by email to
recruit at <mailto:recruit at> by 8 February

Karam Singh
CSIRO Plant Industry
Private Bag, #5
Wembley, WA 6913

Tel 61 (0)8 93336320
Fax 61 (0)8 93878991
email karam.singh at

Street Address for express mail: CSIRO Plant Industry,
Underwood Avenue, Corner Brockway Road, Floreat,
WA 6014, Australia



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