Postdoctoral Positions

Hong Wang Hong.Wang at
Fri Jan 24 11:43:26 EST 2003


University of Saskatchewan
Department of Biology

Postdoctoral position available for either a Plant Cell Biologist or a
Molecular Biologist to investigate plant cell cycle regulation,
particularly CDK inhibitor genes, in a collaborative project with Dr. H.
Wang, Department of Biochemistry. We utilize a range of cellular,
molecular and biochemical techniques to study the fundamental mechanisms
of cell cycle regulation, its role in plant development and other
processes related to cell division. Several projects are available for
candidates with strong potential in the field of either cell biology or
molecular biology. Evidence of quality research, communication skills
and publications in international journals is important. For cell
biology candidates, strong training in cell biology and experience with
confocal microscopy or other microscopic techniques are desirable. For
candidates in molecular biology, training in molecular biology and
experience with major techniques are desirable.

Funding is available for an initial 2-year appointment. The position is
available March 1, 2003 at a salary of $29,000 - $35,000. Interested
candidates should send curriculum vitae, brief statement of research
interests and 2-3 letters of recommendation to:

Dr. L.C. Fowke
Department of Biology
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2
Ph:     306-966-4402
Fax:    306-966-4461
E-mail: larry.fowke at


Applicants are sought for a local Postdoctoral Fellowship ($35,000/yr)
competition. The deadline is March 1, 2003. If successful, the applicant
will start a research project on plant cell cycle regulation after June
2003. The specific project is flexible and could be on molecular,
biochemical or proteomic aspects of cell cycle regulation. Applicants
should have obtained a Ph.D. no earlier than 2000 and should have 1-3
publications in refereed international journals.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Hong Wang
Department of Biochemistry
University of Saskatchewan
107 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
E-mail: at
Phone: 1-306-966-2326
Fax: 1-306-966-4390

About the University of Saskatchewan and City of Saskatoon:

The University of Saskatchewan is well known for its plant biology
research and Saskatchewan is a major producer of agricultural products.
The university campus with government institutes and the adjacent
Innovation Place (an expanding R&D park with many companies) reputedly
has the highest concentration of researchers engaging in plant
biotechnology research in Canada. Biotechnology is considered a priority
at the university, which has a renewed emphasis on research excellence.
The University is home to the Canadian Light Source
(, Canada's national synchrotron light facility.
Also located on campus are the NRC Plant Biotechnology Institute
(, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Saskatoon
Research Centre ( ), and
Innovation Place Research Park
( The university has
approximately 17,000 students. The city of Saskatoon has a population
just above 200,000. It has many features of a larger city, but retains a
relatively low cost of living, particularly in housing.


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