[Arabidopsis] Brachypodium positions with CSIRO and the USDA-ARS

John Vogel via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by brachypodium from gmail.com)
Tue Oct 13 14:40:19 EST 2009


Brachypodium positions with CSIRO and the USDA-ARS

CSIRO in collaboration with the USDA-ARS is offering three positions- two
Postdoctoral Fellowships and a PhD scholarship- to join an international
team applying the recently sequenced grass genetic model Brachypodium to
developing more efficient food and biofuel crops. 

Successful candidates will be based at the Black Mountain Laboratories in
Canberra, Australia, and have access to state-of-the-art plant measurement
technologies at the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre in Canberra. They
will be part of an international team with Dr. John Vogel and the USDA-ARS
in Albany, California. The positions are well-resourced with technical
support and funding from the Australian Grains Research and Development
Corporation and the US Department of Energy. 

The research team has access to a diverse collection of natural, mutagenised
and transformed genotypes of Brachypodium, and has conducted a detailed
analysis of Brachypodium sequenced line Bd21 shoot and root system
development to provide the baseline for identifying genotypic variation. See
http://www.brachypodium.org/ for information on Brachypodium.

1) Postdoctoral Fellow - Plant Biologist or Root Biologist

The successful applicant will use Brachypodium to identify genomic regions
associated with root architecture traits that increase water and nutrient
uptake in wheat. Wheat lines with diverse architectures have already been
identified. (International applicants)

Contact: Michelle.Watt from csiro.au
Apply online:
https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2009%2F805
Position reference: 2009/806 

2) Postdoctoral fellow - Plant physiology or molecular biology

The role of this person is to phenotype diverse genotypes of Brachypodium
for variation in traits valuable for biofuel and food crops. These include
rapid shoot growth, high tillering, high photosynthetic rates and good water
and nutrient use efficiency. (International applicants)

Contact: Robert.Furbank from csiro.au 
Apply online at:
https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2009%2F803
Position reference: 2009/803 

3) PhD Student - Plant Biologist/ Plant Pathologist

The goal of this PhD studentship is to apply Brachypodium to identify
tolerance or resistance mechanisms to key root diseases of wheat.
(Australian applicants only)

Contact: Michelle.Watt from csiro.au
Apply online:
https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2009%2F805
Position reference: 2009/805

These three positions provide strong career development, high chance for
novel discovery for publications, and opportunities to attend international
conferences. 

Deadline for all applications: November 8 2009.



John Vogel, Ph.D.
Research Molecular Biologist
Western Regional Research Center
U.S. Department of Agriculture
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710
USA

Voice: (510) 559 6117
FAX: (510) 559-5818




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