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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Research Associate, Molecular Plant Physiology

Brian Ayre bgayre at unt.edu
Wed Jul 27 17:39:18 EST 2005

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Molecular Plant Physiology
University of North Texas
Department of Biological Sciences

A position for a postdoctoral scholar is available to study classical questions in the physiology of phloem transport from modern, molecular perspectives. The aim is to investigate the transport mechanisms and efficiencies of various sugars through the phloem, with emphasis on carbon partitioning to temporary and long-term storage reserves. Tissue-specific metabolic engineering will be used to manipulate (A) the nature of the transport sugar (i.e., mono-, di-, or oligosaccharide) and (B) the relative source and sink strengths of different tissues and organs. Increased yield through favorable carbon partitioning is an applied goal. The project is funded through a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Dr. Brian Ayre at the University of North Texas. The laboratory is well equipped for molecular biology, bright-field and fluorescence microscopy, ion chromatography for sugar analysis, and has ample plant-growth facilities. The minimum requirement for the position is a PhD with experience in molecular biology, plant physiology, or plant biotechnology, and experience in cotton or rice transformation is desirable. The successful candidate will be ambitious with career aspirations in the plant sciences, and have a willingness to work with junior colleagues. The position is for two years, with possible extension to three, and includes a six-month probationary period. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of North Texas has 31,000 students and is located in Denton, roughly 30 minutes from the amenities of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Application Instructions:
For more information and to express interest, please contact Dr. Brian Ayre directly, bgayre at unt.edu , 940-565-2975. Formal application should be made through The Employment Office, Human Resources Department, PO Box 311010, Denton, TX 76203-1010, Facsimile: (940) 369-7137, E-mail: employment at unt.edu . Application deadline is August 22, 2005, with a start date shortly thereafter. UNT is an EEO/AAE. 

Brian G Ayre
University of North Texas
Department of Biological Sciences
P.O. Box 305220
Denton, TX 76203 5220
bgayre at unt.edu
Office: 129 Science Research Building
Laboratory: 150 Science Research Building
Office telephone: 940 565 2975
Laboratory telephone: 940 891 6728
Facsimile: 940 565 4136

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