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Mon Aug 18 12:39:31 EST 2003
Postdoctoral, technician, graduate student positions- Functional Genomics
Several postdoctoral, technical, and graduate student positions will
be available in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Lawrence soon to be
located at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, VA.
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI), a Commonwealth of Virginia
shared resource established at Virginia Tech in July 2000, serves as
a flagship bioinformatics research institute wedding cutting-edge
biological research with state-of-the-art computer science.
Primarily, research in the Lawrence Lab will be focused on a recently
funded NSF Plant Genome project aimed towards developing a model
system for necrotrophic fungal-plant interactions using a combination
of molecular biology, functional genomics, bioinformatics, and
biochemistry. The main model system under investigation is the
Alternaria brassicicola-Brassicaceae pathosystem. Other potential
projects include the use of comparative genomics to dissect
pathogenesis strategies of fungal species that infect both
immune-compromised humans and plants. Overall projects will consist
of functional analyses of pathogen and host genes, metabolic
profiling, bioinformatic data mining, and microarray experiments.
Training in several areas of genomics, molecular biology, and
bioinformatics will be possible at various levels.
Applicants should have a background in genetics, molecular biology,
plant-microbe interactions, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related
field. One position will be primarily bioinformatics-oriented.
Applicants should have exceptional organizational and communication
skills (written and verbal). Applicants should submit a cover letter
describing experience, career goals, a cv, list of publications, and
names of three references to Chris Lawrence, Dept. of Bioagricultural
Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort
Collins, CO 80523-1177; christopher.lawrence at colostate.edu.
Organization Website https://www.vbi.vt.edu/
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