[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral position at WVU

Carina Barth Carina.Barth at mail.wvu.edu
Thu Aug 10 14:55:45 EST 2006


Job Type: Postdoctoral
Job Title: Mechanisms of Cadmium Tolerance in Populus and Arabidopsis
Job Organization: Department of Biology, West Virginia University
Organization Type: Nonprofit
Job Location: Morgantown WV USA
MB - Molecular Biology/Gene Regulation

Other Specialties: Ph.D. in Genetics, Plant Physiology, or other degree related to plant genomics. Training in bioinformatics, quantitative genetics, microarray analysis, and familiarity with Arabidopsis, hybrid poplar, and metals would be beneficial. 

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on August 21, 2006 and continue until position is filled. Send CV and a cover letter detailing experience, and contact information for at least two references to: Dr. Stephen DiFazio, Stephen.DiFazio at mail.wvu.edu. 
Related Web Site: http://www.as.wvu.edu/~sdifazio 
Job Contact Email: Stephen.DiFazio at mail.wvu.edu 
Ad Run Time: 1 bimonthly period

A postdoctoral research associate position is available to study the mechanisms of cadmium tolerance in Populus trees and Arabidopsis. Responsibilities include implementing experiments on the uptake and detoxification of cadmium, gene regulation in response to metal exposure, and the quantitative genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology of metal tolerance and accumulation.  In addition, the successful candidate will be in charge of the department’s genomics core facility, requiring expertise in gene sequencing and general knowledge of molecular biology instrumentation. Opportunities also exist to write research grant proposals in collaboration with Dr. DiFazio, Dr. Carina Barth, Dr. Benoit Van Aken, and Dr. Jonathan Cumming. A doctoral degree in a relevant area of Plant Biology is required. Additional requirements include demonstrated expertise in quantitative genetics, genomics, and basic molecular biology techniques, and effective written and verbal communication skills. Anticipated starting date is October 1, 2006. Salary: $35,000/annually. West Virginia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Carina Barth
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
West Virginia University
5228 Life Sciences Building
53 Campus Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-6057

Phone Office: 304-293-5201 ext 31099
Phone Lab:     304-293-5201 ext 31541
Fax:                304-293-6363
Email: Carina.Barth at mail.wvu.edu

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