[Arabidopsis] Graduate Student Openings

Ben Holt via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by benholt from ou.edu)
Mon Mar 12 17:29:49 EST 2007


PhD Research/Teaching Assistantships Available

University of Oklahoma
Department of Botany and Microbiology

PhD-level research/teaching assistantships will be available in the  
lab of Dr. Ben Holt starting in Fall 2007 (earlier start dates are  
possible). The Holt Lab is interested in the roles of combinatorial  
transcription factors in plant development (http://www.ou.edu/cas/ 
botany-micro/faculty/holt.html). Projects involving both Arabidopsis  
and Medicago will be available to interested and qualified  
applicants. Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:

1) B.S. or Master's Degree
2) Coursework in cellular, molecular, and developmental biology
3) Relevant experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or  
genetics. Experience with plants is a plus, but not an absolute  
requirement
4) Fulfill requirements for admission and apply to both the OU  
Graduate College (http://gradweb.ou.edu/) and the Department of  
Botany and Microbiology (http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/form.shtml)

While interested applicants can apply directly to the graduate  
college and department, applicants are encouraged to initially email  
a CV and cover letter to Dr. Ben Holt at benholt from ou.edu - please use  
the subject line "Graduate School Inquiry." The cover letter should  
detail the candidates specific motivations for pursuing graduate  
school, relevant experiences, and describe why the candidate might  
make a good fit in the Holt Lab.

The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, Oklahoma. Norman is  
a mid-sized city (~100,000 people) located just 20 minutes from  
downtown Oklahoma City (>1 million residents). Norman, OK has a small  
town atmosphere, with many opportunities for walking and cycling to  
campus, very reasonable cost of living, and easy access to both  
Oklahoma City (20 minutes) and Dallas, TX (3 hours). Oklahoma City  
has a large, easily accessible airport with destinations throughout  
the US. The weather in Norman is generally hot in the summer, mild in  
the winter, and fantastic in the Fall and Spring, with sunny skies  
nearly year round. Money magazine recently rated Norman as 40th in  
their list of best places to live in the US (http://money.cnn.com/ 
magazines/moneymag/bplive/2006/snapshots/PL4052500.html).



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