[Arabidopsis] Position Announcement

Wullschleger, Stan D. wullschlegsd at ornl.gov
Tue Sep 20 11:12:26 EST 2005


Ecosystem Genomics
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN

The Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(ORNL) is seeking a plant ecologist or molecular biologist interested in
contributing to a research program focused on the interface of ecology
and genomics.  The candidate will join an enthusiastic team of
scientists actively working to integrate emerging tools of plant and
microbial genomics (i.e., microarrays, proteomics, metabolomics) into
ecosystem studies, with a special emphasis on better understanding the
functional significance of genes and genomes in an ecological context.
The area of research and the organism(s) to be studied are open, but
strong preference will be given to applicants whose research program
integrates processes at the genomic level with the ecology of organisms.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop an
independent research program in ecosystem genomics; moreover they will
have the opportunity to participate in an ongoing project that is
addressing how a single-gene change in an important biological process
(i.e. nitrate assimilation) translates across multiple levels of
biological organization to produce detectable and predictable responses
at the ecosystem level (http://www.esd.ornl.gov/PGG/HERMES ).

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in plant molecular
biology and/or ecology with specific interest in highly parallel methods
(e.g., microarrays), integration of biology and ecology at multiple
temporal and spatial scales, and theoretical/empirical modeling.  A
stated interest in modern molecular ecology and experience with model
(Arabidopsis and Populus) and non-model organisms 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 and ecosystem sciences staff has a history of research in
global change studies and in understanding mechanistic relationships
between multiple levels of biological organization (i.e., genes to
ecosystems).  The successful candidate will have access to advanced
field facilities, world-class computational resources, and recently
established genomics and mass spectrometry facilities present at the Oak
Ridge National Laboratory. The position will also offer the opportunity
to initiate and participate in large-scale genomics and proteomics
projects.

Experience and Education Requirements

Ph.D. in plant molecular biology and/or ecology and demonstrated
expertise in the use of  functional genomic, proteomic, and/or other
molecular techniques to investigate ecological processes.  Strong
written and oral skills, and the ability to work as part of a team, are
critical. 

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 #050762.  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.   Applications will be
accepted until Oct. 30, 2005. Questions about the position may be
referred to Dr. Robin L. Graham at GrahamRL at ORNL.gov  865-576-7756.
ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC for the US Department of Energy.
UT-Battelle is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity for all
persons.


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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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