Post-Doc Plant Development, School of Life Sciences, Dundee University,
RNA TARGETS OF AN ARABIDOPSIS RNA BINDING PROTEIN CONTROLLING
Applications are invited for an enthusiastic post-doc to join Gordon
Simpson's lab in the study of regulated gene expression controlling
flower development. This position is funded by the BBSRC for 3 years.
The aim is to identify the RNA targets of FPA, a plant-specific RNA
binding protein that promotes flowering. Working with Arabidopsis, you
will recover endogenous FPA-RNA complexes and identify the associated
RNAs. Molecular genetic approaches will then be used to validate the
significance of these RNAs in FPA function.
Candidates must be highly motivated, capable of independent work, and
have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or molecular biology. Proven ability in
molecular biology is required and previous experience in the study of
RNA or RNA binding proteins would be a distinct advantage. The
successful candidate should be highly organized and be able to work as
part of an interactive team.
Dundee University plant science faculty research labs are located at
the Scottish Crop Research Institute on the edge of Dundee.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Gordon Simpson
(g.g.simpson at dundee.ac.uk) (DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS TO THIS EMAIL
Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter (2 copies of
each), including the names and addresses of 3 referees, should be sent
to Mrs Janette Cordiner, Administrator, MSI/WTB Complex, University of
Dundee, DD1 5EH (email: j.v.brown at dundee.ac.uk) quoting LS/1048/WW.
Candidates will only be contacted if invited for interview. Closing
date: 1 December 2005
The University of Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and
welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Dundee University & SCRI
g.g.simpson at dundee.ac.uk
Direct Dial: 44 1382 568572
Fax: 44 1382 562426