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Postdoctoral Position Available

Barbara Baker bbaker at socrates.Berkeley.EDU
Sun Apr 20 23:18:03 EST 2003

Postdoctoral Position in Plant Genomics
Plant Gene Expression Center
The University of California, Berkeley
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

An NSF-funded postdoctoral position in Plant Genomics is available 
immediately to study mechanisms of host response to biotic stress, 
including non-host and resistance gene-mediated resistance in Solanum 
and other Solanaceae using comparative and functional genomic 

The candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research, receive 
inter-disciplinary training, and participate in collaborations 
between laboratories of the established NSF Plant Genome Project on 
"Potato Functional Genomics: Application to Analysis of Growth, 
Development, Metabolism and Responses to Biotic and Abiotic Stress" 
conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley, TIGR, Cornell, University of 
Wisconsin, Madison, and University of Minnesota. The overall goals of 
the project are to generate and utilize genomic resources to 
understand the molecular, genetic, and biochemical properties of 
networks regulating plant (Solanum) growth, development, metabolism, 
and responses to biotic and abiotic stress.

A strong background in molecular biology is required and experience 
in one or more of the following is recommended: gene silencing, 
microarray analyses, genome structure and organization analyses, 
bioinformatics, protein biochemistry; and recombinant DNA techniques, 
including vector construction for plant transformation and in vivo 
expression studies. Knowledge of plant pathology is desirable but not 

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D.; a strong record of 
accomplishment in molecular genetics; molecular biology or related 
field; ability to design and conduct experiments independently; 
experience in supervising and training students; and excellent 
writing skills. The salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits 
are included.  The position is available for up to two years, 
renewable annually.

Please email or mail an application letter, including a statement of 
research interests and professional goals, a curriculum vitae, a list 
of publications, and contact information for three referees by May 
30, 2003 to:
Dr. Barbara Baker
University of California, Berkeley
800 Buchanan St.
Albany, CA 94710
Ph.	(510) 559-5931
Fax:	(510) 559-5929
Email:	bbaker at socrates.berkeley.edu
Webpage: http://www.potatogenome.org/

The University of California, Berkeley, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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