[Arabidopsis] Post doctoral position at Kansas State University

Jyoti Shah shah at ksu.edu
Thu Jul 20 15:39:54 EST 2006

Postdoctoral position in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Kansas State University is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research associates to study plant defense response to pathogen and insects.  The research emphasis will be on the identification and characterization of function of plant genes associated with defense response, and the involvement of lipids and other metabolites in plant defense (Makandar et al. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 19:123-129, 2006; Shah, J. Annu Rev. Phytopathol. 43: 229-260, 2005;

Pegadaraju et al. Plant Physiol. 139:1927-1934, 2005; Nandi et al.  Plant-Microbe Interact. 18:363-370, 2005; Nandi et al. Plant Cell 16:465-477, 2004; Nandi et al. Plant Cell 15:2383-2398,2003;  Nandi et al. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 16:588-599, 2003; Shah, J. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 6:365-371, 2003).


We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, plant pathology or a related field.  Applicants should have expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology.  Candidates with experience working in the area of plant defense to pathogen and/or insects are preferred.  The successful candidates must be able to independently design and conduct experiments. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a team-based/collaborative research atmosphere are essential.   Applicants should be available to begin work on the project beginning January 2007.  Screening of applications begins September 1, 2006 and will continue until position is filled.

A complete application must consist of 

1) A cover letter detailing your qualifications and how they relate to the advertised position. 

2) A professional resume

3) Reprints/preprints of publications

4) Names and contact information for three referees 


Send a completed application package to

Dr. Jyoti Shah

Associate Professor

Division of Biology, Kansas State University

303 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 

Phone: (785) 532-6360

Fax: (785) 532-6653  


Complete applications can also be emailed to shah at ksu.edu


Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.



Jyoti Shah, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Biology
Kansas State University
303 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Tel: (785) 532-6360
Fax: (785) 532-6653
email: shah at ksu.edu

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