[Arabidopsis] Post-doc position available in Plant Molecular biology

Henrik Aronsson henrik.aronsson at botany.gu.se
Mon Feb 6 08:03:26 EST 2006

Post-doc position in Plant Molecular Biology: Thylakoid biogenesis/vesicle 

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Göteborg University, Sweden (<http://www.gu.se/>www.gu.se)

We seek a highly motivated person who is interested in attending a post-doc 
period in Plant Molecular Biology. The topic deals with vesicular transport 
inside the chloroplast using the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana. The 
position is funded for 12 months by Carl Tryggers Foundation and can be 
prolonged if successful. The grant is 18000 SEK/month (~1950 EUROS/month).

Project description
The aim of the project is to understand how the thylakoid membrane is 
initially formed and maintained. We aim to test the hypothesis of a 
chloroplast localized vesicular transport system, similar to the membrane 
transport between the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus. A 
recent study, using the Arabidopsis genome and web-based localization 
prediction tools, identified putative chloroplast-localized proteins with a 
high sequence similarity to components of cytosolic vesicular trafficking 
(Andersson & Sandelius 2004, BMC). The lack of “hard” biochemical data for 
the localization and function of the identified proteins makes it a very 
attractive hypothesis. We aim to obtain real biochemical data to test this 
hypothesis. The first goal is to establish the predicted 
chloroplast-localization of the putative chloroplast vesicular trafficking 
components. The second goal is to determine functions for each different 
protein. The third goal is to identify the molecular events that drive 
chloroplast-localized vesicular transport.

An ideal applicant should posses a PhD degree in plant molecular biology or 
a related field necessary to accomplish the mission given. Computer skills 
are necessary and general genetics and molecular biology laboratory skills 
are required. Experience from work with vesicles is a plus.

Please submit your CV, a letter describing your research interest and 
skills, list of publications, and contact information for two references by 
email to Dr Henrik Aronsson 
(<mailto:henrik.aronsson at botany.gu.se>henrik.aronsson at botany.gu.se). Please 
include when you will be able to start the position. Application deadline 
is 28th of February.

For further information please phone/email Dr Henrik Aronsson, the 
principal investigator of this project. Looking forward to hear from you! 
(Phone: +46 (0)31 7734802)

Henrik Aronsson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Göteborg University
Botanical Institute
Box 461, SE-405 30 Göteborg

Tel: +46 (0)31 7734802
Fax:+46 (0)31 7732626

For normal mail, please use address above.
For deliveries (packages, courier, etc.), use:-
Carl Skottbergs Gata 22B
SE-413 19 Göteborg

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