Postdoctoral Position Long-distance Signaling in Arabidopsis
We are looking for a motivated, independent scientist to join our group
investigating the BYPASS1 signaling pathway. The bps1 mutant roots make a
novel carotenoid cleavage product that is graft transmissible, and that
affects both root and shoot development. Future work will focus on how the
root-derived signal affects shoot growth (what are the molecular targets)
and the cellular function of BYPASS1 in the roots.
Van Norman et al., 2004. BYPASS1 Negatively Regulates a Root-Derived Signal
that Controls Plant Architecture. Current Biol. 14, 1739-1746.
Van Norman and Sieburth. 2007. Dissecting the biosynthetic pathway for the
bypass1 root-derived signal. Plant J. 49, 619-628.
Successful applicants should have a PhD in a relevant area, and have
experience in some of the following areas: molecular biology, genetics, use
of antibodies, generation of transgenic reporters, yeast 2-hybrid, and
microarray analysis, and excellent oral and written communication skills
The University of Utah is located at the foot of the Wasatch mountains.
Excellent skiing, hiking, mountain biking is all close at hand, and six
National Parks are within easy striking distance.
Please send three letters of recommendation, a CV, and a statement of your
research interests to:
Department of Biology
University of Utah
257 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(or send by email Sieburth from biology.utah.edu)
I will also be at the ASPB conference in Chicago. If you would like to meet
me there to discuss the position, please get in touch!