Two Postdoctoral Positions - The University of Chicago
A postdoctoral position is available starting Fall, 1996, to conduct a
genetic and molecular investigation of mechanisms that coordinate
chloroplast and nuclear gene expression during the biogenesis of Rubisco.
The project entails construction and screening of an insertion-mutant
library in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, as well as genetic and molecular
characterization of the mutants. Three non-structural genes with selective
effects on Rubisco biogenesis have already been genetically identified
following chemical mutagenesis. The goal of this project is to expand this
mutational analysis and to identify tagged alleles that might be cloned.
A second postdoctoral position is available immediately to conduct a genetic
and biochemical investigation of the inducible hydrogen production system in
Chlamydomonas reinhradtii. Genetic analysis will be used to identify the
components and controls of this system as well as its connection to
photosynthetic electron transport. Of particular interest is the connection
to photosystem II in the absence of photosystem I (see Greenbaum, E., J.W.
Lee, C.V. Tevault, S.L. Blankenship and L.J. Mets. "CO2 fixation and
photoevolution of H2 and O2 in a mutant of Chlamydomonas lacking photosystem
I." Nature 376:438-441 (1995).
Both positions are funded for a minimum of two years. Salary commensurate
Please send your curriculum vitae, research interests, list of publications,
and the names
and addresses of two to three references (including telephone/email address) to:
Dr. Laurens J. Mets
Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
The University of Chicago
1103 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
e-mail: l-mets at uchicago.edu