[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Position at Rutgers University

Nilgun Tumer via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by tumer from AESOP.Rutgers.edu)
Mon Apr 27 10:59:29 EST 2009

Postdoctoral Position at Rutgers University

A postdoctoral position is available at the Biotech Center at Rutgers 
University in the laboratory of Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer to investigate 
the mechanisms of uptake, transport and cytotoxicity of ricin and 
Shiga-like toxins. The Tumer lab works on elucidating the basic 
mechanisms of action of ricin and Shiga-like toxins using 
Saccharomyces cerevisae and C. elegans as model systems (Biochemistry 
2009, in press; Mol Microbiol. 2008, 70:1441; J. Biol. Chem. 2008, 
283:6145).  Both toxins depurinate the sarcin/ricin loop of the large 
rRNA and inhibit translation.  Our goal is to identify the targets of 
these toxins to understand the mechanism by which they cause 
ribotoxic stress and cell death.  The successful candidate will use 
genetic and cell biology approaches to investigate the mechanism of 
uptake and transport of the toxins in yeast and C. elegans and use 
chemical genomics approaches to identify the cellular pathways 
affected by these toxins.  The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in 
a related field, experience with yeast and/or C.elegans genetics and 
cell biology and familiarity with chemical biology and 
bioinformatics.  The Biotech Center is located in New Brunswick, New 
Jersey near New York City and Philadelphia and is equipped with 
state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation.  Rutgers University 
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Interested applicants should send their CV and names and addresses of 
three references to Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer 
(<mailto:tumer from aesop.rutgers.edu>tumer from aesop.rutgers.edu). 
Information on our research can be found at: 

Contact:  Nilgun Tumer, Foran Hall, Biotech Center, Rutgers 
University, 59 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520.  Tel: 
732-932-8165 X215.

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