[Arabidopsis] Post-doc position in RNA biology
Dr. Sarah Assmann
sma3 at psu.edu
Tue Mar 21 11:38:45 EST 2006
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN RNA BIOLOGY
Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA
A post-doctoral position is available to study dynamic regulation of
RNA processing by a small family of Arabidopsis hnRNP-type RNA binding
proteins. This project is a collaboration between a plant biology group,
headed by Prof. Sally Assmann:
), and an
RNA chemistry group, headed by Prof. Phil Bevilacqua:
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to expand his or her
knowledge of biochemical and structural approaches to understanding RNA
biology, and to investigate the roles of these RNA binding proteins in
overall plant growth and development.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the one of biosciences or in a
closely related area, should have published in international journals, and
should have excellent communication skills. Applicants should have
demonstrated expertise in RNA biology and/or protein biochemistry and in
Arabidopsis molecular genetics. Interested applicants should send via
e-mail a cover letter, a c.v., and pdfs of published or in press articles
to <mailto:abpostdoc at psu.edu>abpostdoc at bio.psu.edu. Applicants currently
residing in North America or Europe should also arrange to have two letters
of reference sent to the same e-mail address.
Li, J., Kinoshita, K., Pandey, S., Ng, C K-Y., Gygi, S.P., Shimazaki, K-I.,
and Assmann, S.M. 2002. Modulation of an RNA-binding protein by
abscisic-acid-activated kinase. Nature 418: 793-797.
Zheng, X. and Bevilacqua, P. C. 2004. Activation of the protein kinase PKR
by short double-stranded RNAs with single-stranded tails. RNA 10: 1934-1945.
Nakano, S., Chadalavada, D. M. and Bevilacqua, P. C. 2000. General
acid-base catalysis in the mechanism of a hepatitis delta virus ribozyme.
Science 287: 1493-1497.
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