[Arabidopsis] Re: PS: Candidates should be 30 years old maximum

Turner John Prof (BIO) b011 J.G.Turner at uea.ac.uk
Fri May 19 16:50:45 EST 2006


Dear Edwin,
 
I too was surprised that the ad specified an upper age limit. If it helps, in the UK we can specify the experience required, but not the age. Salary here is based on experience, not age. I believe that the ad specifying an upper age limit could not be defended under European law. The other restrictions in the "PS" seem equally difficult to defend. There should be no criticism of arab-gen however, and I would ctriticise only the original ad, which the author will surely justify, or apologise for,  
 
John  
 
John Turner
Professor of Plant Science
Head of School
School of Biological Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
England
 
email: j.g.turner at uea.ac.uk
Telephone: 0 1603 592192
FAX: 0 1603 592250
 
URL: http://www.uea.ac.uk/bio

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From: arab-gen-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu on behalf of Edwin J. Reidel
Sent: Thu 18/05/2006 20:47
To: arab-gen at oat.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Arabidopsis] Re: PS: Candidates should be 30 years old maximum



Just curious, does arab-gen take a stand on age discrimination?  It seems
to me that distributing job announcements like this only facilitates
institutionalized discrimination.

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> Urgent: Two-years Post-doc position in protein biochemistry
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> A two-years post-doc position is open to start now in the Laboratoire de
Biologie du Développement des Plantes, CEA cadarache, France.
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> This project involves several CEA laboratories grouped in a framework
for
> the analysis of expression of various bacterial, plant and mammalian
membrane-targeted proteins.
>
> The successful candidate will have to analyse the expression of about 20
different proteins transiently expressed in N.benthamiana leaves. Among
these proteins is LPR1, a protein first identified as an Arabidopsis QTL
(Quantitative Trait Loci) and involved in the root growth response to
phosphate starvation (Reymond et al. , 2006, Plant Cell & Environment,
29:115-125). A deeper analyse of the LPR1 expression & function is also
part
> of the project.
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> Highly motivated candidates with a strong experience in protein
> biochemistry
> (expression and purification) are encouraged to apply. Prior research
experience with plants is desirable but not essential; experience in
cell
> biology will be an advantage.
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> The laboratory is part of a CNRS/CEA/University department. The
department
> has a long standing tradition in plant biology, microbiology and
displays
> full equipments needed for protein biochemistry and biophysics,
molecular
> biology, microscopy and plant culture.
>
> The laboratory is located 70km north to Marseille, in the pleasant
region
> of
> Provence.
>
> To apply send a cover letter and a CV to thierry.desnos at cea.fr
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> PS : Candidates should be 30 years old maximum, should have obtained
their
> PhD since less than two years and not in a CEA laboratory.
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> Thierry DESNOS
> CEA cadarache
> LBDP, Bât 178
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