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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Position, miRNA function

AUKERMAN, MILO via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by milo.j.aukerman At cgr.dupont.com)
Mon Nov 27 13:17:14 EST 2006

DuPont Crop Genetics, Wilmington, DE, USA

The Genetic Discovery Group of DuPont Crop Genetics is looking for a highly motivated individual with strong backgrounds in plant genetics and molecular biology. The successful candidate will utilize genetic and molecular approaches to investigate regulatory circuits mediated by miRNAs.  The end-product of this research should be the identification of sequence and/or stoichiometric requirements for miRNA function, using Arabidopsis as a model system.  Forward genetic screens will also be employed, in order to identify novel components of miRNA-mediated silencing.
A PhD is required, with a strong background in plant molecular biology. Must have extensive experience with the following techniques: DNA/RNA isolation, blot hybridization, cloning techniques, PCR amplification, small RNA isolation/detection, and protein detection using immunoblotting. In addition, experience with Arabidopsis growth/phenotyping and genetic mapping techniques is highly desirable.
Qualified candidates should apply by logging on to the DuPont/Pioneer job website at http://www.pioneer.com/employment/openings/search.asp, and searching for job number 4349BR.

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