Postdoctoral Position available for an Arabidopsis molecular

Klaas van Wijk kv35 at
Thu Apr 8 17:08:33 EST 2004

Postdoctoral Position available for an Arabidopsis molecular 
geneticist at Cornell University, USA

A postdoctoral position (2-3 years) is available to work on the 
function of Clip proteases in non-green plastids and chloroplasts of 
Arabidopsis thaliana (Peltier et al (2004) Journal Biological 
Chemistry 279, 4768-4781). Clp proteases form oligomeric complexes 
and are essential for plant development. The applicant will use 
molecular tools to create and evaluate stable transgenic lines for 
structure-function analysis and identification of substrates, and 
ultimately discover the functional role of Clp proteases in plant 
development. In collaboration with other lab members, transgenic 
plants and purified protein components will be analyzed by modern 
proteomics tools, including mass spectrometry.

Application Instructions: Applicants MUST have a very strong 
background in Arabidopsis molecular genetics, as is evidenced by one 
or more strong publications in International Journals. Do not apply 
if you don't have experience with Arabidopsis molec genetics. 
Interest in protein chemistry is required. Send your CV and the names 
of 3 refs to <mailto:kv35 at>kv35 at

Klaas J. van Wijk
Assistant Professor
Dept of Plant Biology
332 Emerson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
tel +1-607-255-3664

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