Postdoctoral Position in Maize Physiology

Thys Tollenaar mtollena at uoguelph.ca
Tue Nov 5 15:46:44 EST 2002


Postdoctoral Position in Maize Physiology
Department of Plant Agriculture
University of Guelph

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the 
physiological basis of cold tolerance during the grain-filling period 
in maize. The objectives of the research are to identify 
physiological mechanisms that to contribute cold tolerance during the 
grain-filling period in maize, expanding on recent results reported 
by us (Lee et al., 2002, Crop Sci. 42: 1919; Ying et al. 2002, Crop 
Sci. 42: 1164; Ying et al. 2000, Field Crops Res. 75: 95). This 
position is part of a multi-disciplinary project that seeks to use 
gas-exchange protocols in whole-plant physiology, contemporary 
techniques in plant molecular biology, and breeding, to improve our 
understanding of the genetic bases of abiotic stress tolerance during 
the grain-filling period in maize. The project  involves genetic 
mapping, QTL identification, and gene expression analyses, although 
the primary responsibility of the incumbent will be gas-exchange 
studies during the grain-filling period in maize.  For information on 
research carried out in the maize physiology laboratory consult 
http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/research/homepages/ttollena/.

Candidates should be highly motivated individuals with a PhD in crop 
physiology and with experience in leaf gas-exchange measurements. An 
appreciation of molecular biology will be an asset.  Salary is 
commensurate with qualifications. To apply, please send a CV, a brief 
statement of research experience and research interests, and the 
names of three references (including address, phone, and email) to:

Matthijs Tollenaar
Dept. of Plant Agriculture
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
Canada
Tel. (519) 824-4120, ext. 3851
Email:  mtollena at uoguelph.ca



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