Postdoctoral Position - Carpel Margin Meristem

Robert Franks rgfranks at
Fri Sep 3 09:32:29 EST 2004

Postdoctoral Position:
Molecular Specification and Development of the Carpel Margin Meristem 
in Arabidopsis

An NSF-funded postdoctoral position to study the development of the 
Carpel Margin Meristem (CMM) in Arabidopsis is available in the 
laboratory of Dr. Bob Franks in the Department of Genetics at North 
Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

The CMM is a vital meristem that gives rise to the ovules, the 
precursors of the seeds. The postdoctoral fellow will employ a 
variety of molecular genetic approaches to clarify the functions of 
the SEUSS, LEUNIG and AINTEGUMENTA genes in the patterning of the 
adaxial carpel margin. Additionally the fellow will have the 
opportunity to characterize the functional role and molecular 
identity of novel regulators of CMM development. A Ph.D. in biology, 
genetics, molecular biology or equivalent is required. Experience 
with recombinant DNA techniques, in situ hybridization, microscopy, 
and molecular genetic analysis of development is desirable.

NCSU's location in the Research Triangle Area (within a half hour 
drive of Duke University, and UNC, Chapel Hill as well as Syngenta, 
BASF Plant Sciences and Bayer CropScience) engenders excellent 
opportunities for career development and collaborative research 
projects. The North Carolina Plant Molecular Biology Consortium 
provides additional opportunities for multi-campus interaction with a 
monthly seminar and annual conference.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, list of 
publications, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 
three references to:

Dr. Bob Franks
3513 Gardner Hall
Department of Genetics
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, NC. 27695-7614

Or by email to :
rgfranks at

Robert G. Franks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
3513 Gardner Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC. 27695-7614

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