[Arabidopsis] Position Announcement

Wullschleger, Stan D. wullschlegsd at ornl.gov
Wed Sep 14 12:08:12 EST 2005

Plant Molecular Geneticist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN

The Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(ORNL) is seeking a plant molecular geneticist to contribute to our
plant genetics research program which is focused on ecological and
environmental applications of plant genetics and genomics.  The
candidate will join a team of scientists actively working on functional
plant genomics with an emphasis on characterizing genes and gene
networks associated with carbon allocation and partitioning, plant
responses to global climate change, and development of domesticated
biofuels feedstocks.  Opportunities are available to identify candidate
genes and undertake functional gene analysis using emerging tools of
plant genomics.  Such studies may be conducted under rigorously
controlled laboratory conditions or in natural plant populations.
Activities within natural plant populations might involve the use of
modern-day genomics to better understand molecular basis of adaptive
variation in woody perennials.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in molecular
genetics and/or bioinformatics.  A stated interest in modern molecular
ecology and experience with Arabidopsis or Populus genetics/genomics
will be viewed favorably. The candidate would be expected to initiate
his or her own research projects in addition to participating with ESD
staff on existing projects.

The ORNL plant genomics staff has a history of research in ecological
genetics, quantitative genetic and molecular mapping, and biochemical
plant physiology, particularly as they relate to basic forest biology
(http://www.esd.ornl.gov/PGG). The successful candidate will have access
to advanced computational resources and recently established genomics
and mass spectrometry facilities present at the Oak Ridge National
Laboratory.  In addition the successful candidate will have the
opportunity to collaboratively interact with researchers around the
world in on-going joint Populus genomics projects
(http://www.ornl.gov/sci/ipgc), and to initiate and participate in other
large-scale genomics projects.

Experience and Education Requirements

Ph.D. in plant molecular genetics.  Ideal applicant would have
experience with molecular biology, quantitative genetics, and
bioinformatics, and would be comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary
environment.  Strong written and oral skills, and the ability to work as
part of a team, are critical. This position may be offered as a staff
position or as a post doc depending on the applicant's experience. 

To apply for this position, candidates should go to the ORNL website
(www.ornl.gov), click on the "Jobs" category and then "ORNL Employment."
Under "Scientific/Tech Staff/Mgmt," look for Posting #050761. Qualified
candidates should submit a complete CV and publication list, a statement
of research interests, and the names of at least three references by
attaching a file. All three components must be included in a single
file. The system will not accept multiple files. Questions about the
position may be referred to Dr. Robin L. Graham GrahamRL at ORNL.gov
865-576-7756.  Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2005.
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Stan Wullschleger, PhD
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN  37831-6422
Tel (865) 574-7839
Fax (865) 576-9939
Email: wullschlegsd at ornl.gov

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