PhD studentship on the molecular biology of plant pathogen interactions
A PhD studentship with support for at least four years is available immediately (the earliest admission time will be Spring 2011) in Applied Bioscience in the Zeng lab at the Biology Department of University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). The Zeng lab is studying the roles of ubiquitination in the regulation of plant-microbe interactions with an emphasis on non-canonical ubiquitinations. Our research utilizes the tomato-Pseudomonas syringae model system to identify key mechanisms underlying plant immunity against bacterial pathogen infections. For more information, please see http://ualr.edu/biology/. Suitable candidates should be highly motivated, demonstrate originality and independence in their work, and show a record of achievement in their undergraduate study (and graduate study, if applicable). Applicants with any of the following qualifications will be highly preferred: (1) Has experience in the study of plant-microbe interactions; (2) Has background in molecular biology and biotechnology; (3) Has good technical writing skills; and (4) hold a Master's degree or equivalence in plant biology-related disciplines. Qualified applicants should submit an email message (with "Ph.D. position" in the subject line) containing a cover letter, academic transcript from relevant undergraduate / graduate (MS) degree, TOEFL (international applicants) and GRE scores, and CV, including contact information for two to three academic references, to lxzeng from ualr.edu.