Postdoc position - plant molecular biology/biochemistry

Kentaro Inoue kinoue at
Thu Sep 4 10:00:47 EST 2003

<x-flowed>A postdoctoral position is available to study chloroplastic protein
import at University of California, Davis.

Posttranslational protein import from the cytoplasm is a
prerequisite for the biogenesis of chloroplasts. In the last decade,
proteinaceous components responsible for this process have been
identified in envelope membranes (see Plant Cell 11: 557-570).
However, little is known about the mechanism by which these
components are targeted to and assembled in the membranes.
We are focusing on the biogenesis of one of components in
the chloroplastic outer envelope membrane (see Plant Journal
34:661-669). The successful candidate will be expected to take
biochemical, cell and molecular biological, and genetic
approaches to investigate this problem.

A strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry is
required. Experience of cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, and
over-expression of a gene of interest in bacteria, yeast,
or plants, is essential. Experience in study of protein-protein
interaction would be desirable.

To apply, please send a full C.V. including a brief description
of research experience and interests, and names/email
addresses of three references via email or snail mail to:

Kentaro Inoue
Assistant Professor
Department of Pomology
University of California
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
kinoue at

The search will begin on October 1st, 2003, and
continue until an appropriate individual is identified.



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