[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral position in Arabidopsis energy signaling

Elena Baena-Gonzalez via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by elebae from gmail.com)
Mon Sep 27 09:26:34 EST 2010


One post-doctoral position is immediately available in the Plant
Stress Signaling group at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência located
near Lisbon, Portugal (http://www.igc.gulbenkian.pt). The position is
initially for one year but renewable up to two.

Research in the lab focuses on energy signaling and its connection to
environmental changes and growth. The Arabidopsis SnRK1 protein
kinases play a central role during the stress response and are
required for the proper integration of environmental cues into growth
and development. Sensing and signaling stress-associated energy
deprivation, SnRK1s trigger global gene expression reprogramming,
enabling the adjustment of energy homeostasis necessary for coping
with stress. The present project aims at further dissecting and
understanding SnRK1-mediated signaling through the elucidation of the
regulatory mechanisms associated with SnRK1 nuclear localization, post-
translational modifications, and modulation by upstream phosphatases.

Applicants should have a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry or Molecular
Biology, with excellent communication skills and a strong background
in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Experience in Arabidopsis
signaling and traditional biochemistry techniques (recombinant protein
production, immunoprecipitation, protein complex isolation and/or cell
fractionation) is a plus. Interested candidates should send CV, a
letter of motivation with a brief description of previous research,
and three letters of reference to ebaena from igc.gulbenkian.pt

References:
Baena-González E (2010) Mol. Plant 3:300-313
Baena-González E and Sheen J (2008) Trends Plant Sci. 3: 474-482
Baena-González E, Rolland F, Thevelein J, and Sheen J (2007) Nature
448: 938-942



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