[Arabidopsis] Post-Doctoral Associate / Visiting Scientist (soybean
miRNAs) @ South Dakota State University
(by Senthil.Subramanian from sdstate.edu)
Thu Oct 20 11:14:26 EST 2011
Description & Details A post-doctoral associate position to study the role of miRNAs and auxin signaling during symbiotic nodule development is available in the Department of Plant Science (Sen Subramanian's lab) at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. Species-specific association between legumes and rhizobia bacteria leads to the development of nitrogen-fixing root nodules. The role of miRNA-regulated auxin signaling in nodule development is largely unknown (See Subramanian et al. 2008 BMC Genomics 9: 160; Simon et al. 2009 Plant Physiol). Dr. Subramanian's lab<http://www.sdstate.edu/ps/faculty/senthil-subramania/> is interested in understanding this process using a combination of genomic and molecular approaches. The position offers excellent opportunities for training in plant-symbiont interactions, hormone physiology, molecular biology, microscopy and genomics.
A recent Ph.D. degree in plant science or related area, be self-motivated with experience in common molecular biology techniques (gene cloning, vector construction, quantitative PCR, plant RNA isolation etc), have the ability to perform laboratory experiments in an organized manner, be efficient in proper documentation of results and be able to communicate well in English.
Experience in in situ hybridization, site-directed mutagenesis and laser micro-dissection are preferred, but not required. SDSU's research facilities include a functional genomics core, micro-imaging facility with confocal and laser micro-dissection scopes. Other opportunities available for career enhancement include training in undergraduate mentoring, scientific writing, and research presentations.
For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Sen Subramanian (Senthil.Subramanian from sdstate.edu<mailto:Senthil.Subramanian from sdstate.edu?Subject=Application%20for%20Post-Doc%20position%20%28soybean%20miRNAs%29>; Phone: 605-688-5623).
How to Apply / Contact Applications must be submitted via South Dakota Board of Regents employment website @ https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55595. This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter stating your research interests, a detail Curriculum Vitae that includes a listing of publications and a brief description of Ph.D. and/or post-doctoral research projects, and contact information for at least three references reference page. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
Plant Science Department / Biology & Microbiology Department,
Office: NPB245D, Lab: NPB137
South Dakota State University,
Brookings, SD, 57007
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