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Postdoctoral Position - Plant Disease Resistance Signaling

Terrence P. Delaney terrence.delaney at uvm.edu
Tue Feb 24 00:04:53 EST 2004



Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position to 
pursue studies of the Arabidopsis SON1 protein, and the novel disease 
resistance pathway that is activated in son1  mutants (Plant Cell 14, 
1469-82).  Because SON1 is an F-box protein, it is likely that it is 
a component of an SCF complex that targets for ubiquitination and 
proteolysis a positive activator of disease resistance.  As part of 
an NSF-funded project, we are performing genetic, genomic and 
biochemical studies of SON1 to evaluate its role in controlling this 
novel form of disease resistance.

I am seeking a postdoctoral colleague who can join in this 
investigation, and focus on examining the role of SON1 as a component 
of an SCF complex, and perform studies to identify substrates for 
SON1-directed proteolysis.  The ideal candidate will have significant 
experience in protein biochemistry and purification, molecular 
biology and a good understanding of genetics.  Work with Arabidopsis 
and pathogens, is desirable but not essential. Funding is available 
for at least two years, with a competitive salary and full benefits. 
The position is available immediately.

The facilities are excellent at the University of Vermont, and the 
laboratory in which you will work is fully renovated, 
well-provisioned, and overlooks the campus and Adirondack Mountains 
of NY State.   Burlington, Vermont is one of the nation's most 
beautiful and desirable cities, and boasts numerous outdoor and 
cultural activities (http://www.vermontvacation.com/).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send by e-mail a CV 
with a list of publications, a statement of research experience and 
interests, and contact information for three persons who can provide 
letters of recommendation.

  Terrence P. Delaney, Ph. D.
  The University of Vermont
  Department of Botany and Agric. Biochemistry
  326 Marsh Life Science Building
  Burlington, VT 05405-0086
  Laboratory website: http://www.uvm.edu/~tpdelane/lab/
  Phone: (802) 656-0416; Fax: (802) 656-0440
  E-mail: Terrence.Delaney at uvm.edu

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