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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral position available, Plant Molecular Biology group, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Paula Duque via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by duquep from igc.gulbenkian.pt)
Tue Jun 11 12:12:00 EST 2013

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to study the =20
functional relevance and regulation of alternative splicing in the =20
Plant Molecular Biology group at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci=EAncia =20=

(IGC) near Lisbon, Portugal (http://www.igc.gulbenkian.pt). The =20
position will be initially available for one year, with renewal based =20=

on performance and funding availability.

Research in the lab uses Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system and a =20=

combination of genetic, molecular/cell biology, biochemical and =20
genomic approaches  to investigate how plants respond to environmental =20=

cues. Our major line of work is addressing the biological significance =20=

of alternative splicing and providing functional evidence linking this =20=

key posttranscriptional regulation mechanism to plant abiotic stress =20
responses. Another ongoing project in the lab is uncovering =20
physiological roles for membrane transporters of the Major Facilitator =20=

Superfamily (MFS) in plant responses to different environmental =20


We seek creative, highly motivated candidates with the ability to work =20=

independently and a strong interest in plant biology. Applicants must =20=

hold a PhD with demonstrated expertise in molecular biology, cell =20
biology and biochemistry (publication record).

Interested candidates should send a Motivation letter, CV and contact =20=

details of three references in a single PDF file by email (subject =20
header =93PostDoctoral Fellowship Application=94) to =
duquep from igc.gulbenkian.pt=20
  until July 15, 2013.

Three Selected Publications:

Remy et al. (2013) A Major Facilitator Superfamily transporter plays a =20=

dual role in polar auxin transport and drought stress tolerance in =20
Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 25: 901-926.

Carvalho et al. (2012) XBAT35, a novel Arabidopsis RING E3 ligase =20
exhibiting dual targeting of its splice isoforms, is involved in =20
ethylene-mediated regulation of apical hook curvature. Molecular =20
Plant, 5: 1295-1309.

Carvalho et al. (2010) The plant-specific SR45 protein negatively =20
regulates glucose and ABA signaling during early seedling development =20=

in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 154: 772-783.

Paula Duque
Plant Molecular Biology group
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci=EAncia
Rua da Quinta Grande, 6
2780-156 Oeiras

Phone: +351 214464630
Fax: +351 214407970
Email: duquep from igc.gulbenkian.pt

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