[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral position at Oxford Brookes

John Runions via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jrunions from brookes.ac.uk)
Tue Mar 11 03:24:26 EST 2008


   Oxford Brookes University's School of Life Sciences (oxford, UK) has a
   Post-Doctoral Research Assistant position available in the laboratory
   of Dr. John Runions.  The position is funded by BBSRC for 3 years to
   study interactions between proteins of the plasma membrane and the
   actin cytoskeleton in plant cells.
   
   
   Recent reports suggest that cell surface proteins can physically
   interact with the actin cytoskeleton.  These interactions are
   potentially important in cell signalling and in structuring the plasma
   membrane.  The successful applicant will evaluate the role of actin
   cytoskeleton in membrane protein dynamics using advanced confocal
   microscopy techniques such as photoactivation of green fluorescent
   protein and motion tracking in timelapse images.  See: Runions et al.,
   Photoactivation of GFP reveals protein dynamics within the endoplasmic
   reticulum membrane. Journal of Experimental Botany. 57: 43-50.
   
   
   As well as confocal microscopy, main duties of the position will
   include; construction of molecular biological vectors for plant-cell
   transformation , analysis of protein dynamics using software such as
   Volocity and ImageJ, and some mathematical modelling using the protein
   dynamics data.
   
   
   The position requires a PhD in molecular biology or biochemistry and
   preference will be given to those that have experience in plant cell
   biology and confocal microscopy.  You should be able to work
   independently and should possess good organisational and communication
   skills.
   
   
   Oxford Brookes University is situated in Oxford, England.  The area
   has become a centre for biotechnological excellence.  Bioimaging is
   one of the strengths of the School of Life Sciences and the Plant Cell
   Biology group has an excellent track record.  We have two Zeiss
   confocal microscopes as well as TEM and SEM.  Please see our website:
   
   
   [1]http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/research/groups/plantcellbiology
   
   
   Please address any informal enquiries to Dr. John Runions
   ([2]jrunions from brookes.ac.uk).
   
   You can download a job application package at:
   [3]https://edm.brookes.ac.uk/hr/hr/vacancies.do?id=5127194
   
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   C. John Runions, Ph.D.
   School of Life Sciences
   Oxford Brookes University
   Oxford, UK
   OX3 0BP
   email:  [4]jrunions from brookes.ac.uk
   phone: +44 (0) 1865 483 964
   
   Runions' lab web site
   
   
   Visit The Illuminated Plant Cell dot com
   Oxford Brookes Master's in Bioimaging with Molecular Technology

References

   1. http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/research/groups/plantcellbiology
   2. mailto:jrunions from brookes.ac.uk
   3. https://edm.brookes.ac.uk/hr/hr/vacancies.do?id=5127194
   4. mailto:jrunions from brookes.ac.uk


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