Postdoctoral Fellow in Wine Grape Genomics - UBC, Vancouver

Steven Lund stlund at
Fri Aug 1 10:54:05 EST 2003

Postdoctoral Fellow in Wine Grape Genomics

Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Fellow position in the UBC
Wine Research Centre to conduct genomics research in wine grape (Vitis
vinifera 'Cabernet Sauvignon') berry development.  The project will involve
cloning and functional characterization of promoters of berry genes
controlling the production of flavor, aroma and pigmentation compounds.  The
successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. degree in Plant Biology,
Botany, Genetics, Biochemistry or a related field less than 3 years ago and
will have 3+ years of genomics research experience including gene cloning,
bioinformatics and real-time RT-PCR.  Experience in promoter cloning and/or
cell-based assays will be considered favorably.  Research experience with
fruit is not required.

The salary is CA$36,000 per year.  The position is available to qualified
individuals for an initial period of one year and is renewable for up to two
additional years.  The successful candidate will have full access to a
spacious, newly renovated and equipped laboratory overlooking the Coastal
Mountains of British Columbia.  The Wine Research Centre is also equipped
with state-of-the-art DNA microarray and analytical chemistry labs.
Vancouver is a vibrant metropolis with an abundance of cultural and
recreational activities and is consistently rated as one of the top cities
in the world in which to live.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  All
qualified persons either within Canada or abroad are encouraged to send a
letter of interest and C.V. including contact details for three professional
references by August 31, 2003, to:

Steven T. Lund, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor in Viticulture/Plant Genomics
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and The Michael Smith Laboratories
The University of British Columbia
Wine Research Centre
241 - 2205 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4  Canada

PH:   604-822-5708
FAX:  604-822-5143


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