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.
Plant Molecular Biology group
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci=EAncia
Rua da Quinta Grande, 6
Phone: +351 214464630
Fax: +351 214407970
Email: duquep from igc.gulbenkian.pt