[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral position at Cornell

Su-Sheng Gan sg288 at cornell.edu
Wed Apr 5 22:20:10 EST 2006


A postdoctoral fellow is sought to join a leaf senescence research 
laboratory at Cornell University. Leaf senescence is a unique 
developmental process that is achieved by operation of massive 
programmed cell death and nutrient recycling. The senescence process 
limits crop yield and biomass accumulation. It also contributes to 
much of posthavest loss of many horticultural crops. Our goal is to 
unravel the regulatory mechanism of leaf senescence, and based on our 
molecular findings, to devise ways to genetically manipulate the 
process for agricultural improvement and better bioenergy 
production.  The successful candidate will use various biochemical, 
cell biological, molecular, genetic and genomic tools to dissect the 
regulatory mechanisms underlying leaf senescence in both model 
systems (such as Arabidopsis and tobacco) and crops (such as wheat, soybean).

Applicants should have received their PhD degree in biochemistry, 
genetics, bacteriology, plant molecular biology, molecular plant 
physiology or a closely related field within last two years.  The 
applicants should be highly motivated and career-oriented.  Working 
experience in molecular biology is a must, and experience with 
Arabidopsis, tobacco, maize and/or soybean is a plus. The position 
needs to be filled immediately so preference will be given to those 
who will be able to start their appointment at Cornell very soon.

To apply, please email your application with current CV, and names, 
phone numbers and email addresses of at least three references to Dr. 
Su-Sheng Gan at SG288 at CORNELL.EDU.



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