positions advertisement

dirk hays dbhays at neo.tamu.edu
Fri May 24 16:54:15 EST 2002


A postdoctoral position is available
beginning September 1, 2002 for a highly motivated researcher to join
a new functional genomics program studying the effect of environmental
stress on modulating gene expression, seed development, and traits
associated with grain quality in wheat.  Candidates should have
research and publication experience in plant gene expression, standard
molecular biology techniques, plant tissue culture, plant physiology
and or gene transformation of cereals. The incumbent will be
responsible for making normalized cDNA libraries, selecting
non-redundant genes for microarray applications, and analyzing
expression data of developing wheat grains from environmentally
stressed plants using commercial software. Alternatively, the
candidate could use the wheat relative <italic>Aegilops tauschii
</italic>and microarrays to precisely define members of the
transcriptome whose expression are modulated by heat stress for
physical mapping to a BAC library of the same species.  The incumbent
will have an opportunity to develop an independent research program
through the development of federal and state grants, and be encouraged
to attend scientific meetings, and develop collaborative research
projects through interactions with plant genomics groups, breeders,
and cereal chemists on and off the Texas A&M campus.  The supervisor
will actively assist the candidates in achieving their career goals.
The postdoctoral candidate will be paid competitively with benefits,
and medical according to experience for three years with the
opportunity for extension.  Candidates should send a statement of
their career goals, copy of transcripts, and a curriculum vitae
including names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references
to: Dr. Dirk B. Hays, Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences, Soil
and Crop Sciences Department, Texas A&M University, 2474-TAMU, College
Station, TX 77843 979-458-0032 phone, 979-845-8924 laboratory,
979-845-0456 FAX, .  Screening will begin upon receipt of applications
and close by July 30, 2002.




A Ph.D. graduate assistantship is available beginning September 1,
2002 for a highly motivated student to join a functional genomics
program studying the effect of environmental stress on modulating gene
expression, seed development, and traits associated with grain quality
in wheat.  Candidates should have interests in plant gene expression,
standard molecular biology techniques, plant tissue culture, plant
physiology and or gene transformation of cereals. The incumbent can
choose from using microarray applications, and analyzing gene
expression data of developing wheat grains from environmentally
stressed wheat varieties.  Alternatively, the candidate could use the
wheat relative <italic>Aegilops tauschii </italic>and microarrays to
precisely define genes whose expression are modulated by heat stress.
The graduate student will have an opportunity to develop an
independent research program, attend scientific meetings and develop
collaborative research projects through interactions with plant
genomics groups, plant breeders, and cereal chemists on and off the
Texas A&M campus.  The graduate student will be affiliated with the
Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences Interdisciplinary program.
The supervisor will actively assist the candidates in achieving their
career goals. The candidate will be paid competitively with medical
benefits and reimbursement of tuition costs.  Candidates should send a
statement of their career goals, copy of transcripts, and a curriculum
vitae including names, email addresses and phone numbers of three
references to: Dr. Dirk B. Hays, Molecular and Environmental Plant
Sciences, Soil and Crop Sciences Department, Texas A&M University,
2474-TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 979-458-0032 phone, 979-845-8924
laboratory, 979-845-0456 FAX, .  Screening will begin upon receipt of
applications and close by July 30, 2002.








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