A Ph.D. position is now available in seed biology at the University of Kentucky, focusing on dynamic cellular movement during plant fertilization and seed development. We use advance live-cell imaging technologies and cell marker lines to visualize real-time seed developmental processes occurring inside the maternal tissue. The student will investigate cytoskeleton dynamics and its importance during fertilization and/or endosperm development. A basic molecular or cell biology background (knowledge and experience) is a must, but botany background is not required. An M.S. degree is not required for this position, either. Tuition, health care, and stipend will be fully covered by the department.
The accepted applicant can begin the position starting in January or August 2017. Please contact Dr. Tomokazu Kawashima (tomo.k from uky.edu) with a single PDF file including a cover letter describing your research interest, a CV, and the contact information of at least two referees. More detailed information about the Ph.D. application procedure will be provided to the applicant through further communications. If you would like to start the program in January 2017, please contact Dr. Kawashima as soon as possible.
More information about the lab: http://pss.ca.uky.edu/person/tomokazu-kawashima
Tomokazu Kawashima, Ph.D.
Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky
321 Plant Science Building, 1405 Veterans Dr.
Lexington, KY 40546
Tomo.K from uky.edu