Post-doc position: Plant Genetics/Statistics (2nd posting)

Barbara E. Liedl bl14 at cornell.edu
Mon Jun 6 21:18:03 EST 1994


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: PLANT GENETICS  
 
A post-doctoral position is available immediately at CORNELL 
UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY.  This project is to illucidate the 
molecular genetic control of the biosynthetic pathway for 
acylsugars, a class of compounds mediating multiple pest 
resistance in the wild tomato L. pennellii.  The research is 
directed at determining the role of the genes in identified 
genomic regions on the biosynthesis of acylsugars and using this 
information in the transfer of acylsugar-mediated multiple pest 
resistance to cultivated tomato.  The research involves all or 
part of the following: 
 
*Use of an existing map and additional populations to determine 
the role of each of identified regions in acylsugar biosynthesis 
 
*Testing to determine whether any additional regions not yet 
identified affect types or levels of acylsugars produced 
 
*Use of lines segregating for only one of the acylsugar-related 
genomic regions to improve fine mapping of these regions as a 
precursor to mapped based cloning. 
 
The position is funded by a UDSA/NRI genome grant for up to two 
years, although application for renewal is expected.  
 
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants MUST have a Ph.D. degree by the time of 
appointment, along with experience in molecular genetics and plant 
molecular biological techniques and/or biochemistry (DNA 
extraction, RFLP techniques, PCR methodology, etc.) and training 
and/or experience in either statistics or quantitative genetics.  
An interest in plant improvement is also highly desirable.  
Experience with QTL mapping is not required. 
 
APPLICATION: Send curriculum vitae, brief statement of research 
accomplishments and goals (less than one page), and list of three 
references (with phone and FAX numbers) to  
 
Dr. Martha A. Mutschler 
Cornell University 
Dept. of Plant Breeding and Biometry 
303 Bradfield Hall 
Ithaca, NY  14853 
 
tel:  607-255-1660 
fax:  607-255-6683 
Email:  mam13 at cornell.edu



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