Postdoctoral research position in the area of gene expression

Roger Thilmony thilmony at pw.usda.gov
Fri Oct 1 11:46:06 EST 2004


<x-flowed>Available: Postdoctoral research position in the area of 
gene expression in
cereal crops. Duties are to devise and implement strategies for the
discovery and characterization of inducible or repressible cereal crop
promoters, with an emphasis on developing promoters that function within
the reproductive parts of the plant. The research will include 1) creative
experimental design comprising the identification and selection of
promising gene expression regulators and the promoters that respond to them
and 2) experiments to evaluate candidate elicitor/promoter combinations in
transgenic cereal plants. The position is available for at least 1 year
with subsequent years contingent upon funding and performance. Research
experience with cereal crop transformation, floral development, and/or gene
expression profiling is desirable. Although the associate will be hired by
the University of California - Davis, the research will be conducted at the
USDA Agricultural Research Service's Western Regional Research Center
(<http://www.pw.usda.gov/>http://www.pw.usda.gov/) in Albany, California.
Albany is located in the San Francisco bay area, near the UC Berkeley
campus and approximately 50 miles from Davis. Salary is commensurate with
training and experience and includes fringe benefits. Applications should
contain (1) a cover letter outlining research interests, qualifications and
reasons for applying, and (2) a curriculum vitae listing the contact
information for 3 references. International applicants should include
information on their U.S. visa history.  Please email or send this
information to Ann Blechl at
<mailto:ablechl at pw.usda.gov>ablechl at pw.usda.gov or USDA-ARS, Western
Regional Research Center, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710. Review of
applications will start immediately and continue until a candidate is
identified. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer.

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