[Arabidopsis] Technician/Graduate Assistant positions available -
University of Washington
ktorii at u.washington.edu
Sun Jun 4 23:46:40 EST 2006
Technician/Graduate Research Assistant positions available:
Arabidopsis stomatal developmental and receptor-Kinase signal=20
Multiple positions for Technicians/Graduate Research Assistants (RA)=20
are available, as early as Aug/Sep 2006, in the Keiko Torii lab at the=20=
University of Washington (http://faculty.washington.edu/ktorii) to=20
study receptor-kinase signal transduction, organ growth, and stomatal=20
development using Arabidopsis/rice as model systems. Successful=20
applicants will join the active and collaborative research team to work=20=
with one of the following projects:
* Molecular cloning and developmental analyses of novel regulators of=20
asymmetric division and stomatal differentiation.
* Expression and functional studies of newly identified =91master=20
regulatory genes=92 of guard cell differentiation.
* Roles of protein degradation during Arabidopsis organ growth
* Interaction of Arabidopsis ERECTA-family receptor kinases with=20
candidate ligand molecules.
* Biochemical mechanisms of ERECTA-family receptor activation and=20
Candidates must have a Bachelor degree with GPA3.2 or higher and at=20
least one year of research experience in molecular biology,=20
biochemistry, genetics and/or genomics. We are looking for motivated=20
candidates who start out projects as a full-time Technician for 6-12=20
months, and then apply to the graduate program and continue research as=20=
a graduate student in the Torii laboratory starting September 2007. We=20=
also welcome those who want to apply for the graduate program directly=20=
to work with the Torii lab (after rotations).
Two graduate programs, University of Washington Biology Program and=20
University of Washington Molecular and Cellular Biology Program will be=20=
possible hosts. The following sites describe the application procedure=20=
for each graduate program:
For our recent publications see:
Shpak, E.D., et al. (2005) Science 309:290-293.
Woodward, C. et al. (2005) Plant Physiol 139:192-203.
Shpak, E.D., et al. (2004) Development 131:1491-1501.
Torii, K.U., et al. (2004) Int Rev Cytol 231:1-46.
Godiard, L., et al. (2003) Plant Journal 36: 353-356.
Shpak, E.D., et al. (2003) Plant Cell 15: 1095-1110.
Salary and benefit will be based on the University of Washington=20
University of Washington is located at North-East Seattle, surrounded=20
by Lake Washington, Puget Sound, and Olympic & Cascade Mountains. Known=20=
as "the Emerald City", Seattle is a recreation enthusiast's dream=20
Please e-mail/send a letter outlining your research interests, current=20=
CV, and a name and e-mail address of three referees to:
Dr. Keiko Torii, Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Washington,
Seattle, WA 98195-5325
ktorii at u.washington.edu
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