Postdoctoral Microbiologist Vacancy in New Zealand

Keith Joblin joblink at agresearch.cri.nz
Tue Oct 12 21:04:59 EST 1999



SITUATIONS VACANT

RESEARCH MICROBIOLOGISTS


Two highly motivated postdoctoral researchers are required for the Rumen
Microbiology Unit at AgResearch's Grasslands Research Centre, Palmerston
North, New Zealand.  The researchers will have responsibility for
identifying and monitoring microbes responsible for anaerobic
transformations of fatty acids in the rumen.  The study will apply culture
and DNA/RNA probe technologies to microbial populations in vitro and in vivo
and will investigate microbial interactions and dietary factors affecting
fatty acid transformation in the rumen.

The successful applicants will be microbiologists with recent experience in
a range of molecular biology and biochemical techniques, with good
publication records, and with good communication skills.   The 2-year
appointments will start as soon as possible on a salary of $ NZ 43000-46000
with a possibility of extension by a further 2-years and career
establishment.  Send CV and names of two referees to
joblink at agresearch.cri.nz by October 29, 1999.

AgResearch is a NZ government research institute administered on a company
structure and has Divisions spread throughout NZ.  The Rumen Microbiology
Unit is part of a Nutrition group, one of 11 science groupings in
AgResearch.  Microbial research covers a range of topics, some funded by the
government and some by industry, and the unit has specialised facilities and
equipment for investigating the physiology and molecular biology of obligate
anaerobes.  The Unit is located at the Grasslands Research Centre of
AgResearch at Palmerston North.

Palmerston North, a University City of 75,000, is home to a range of
government and company science research institutes.  It has a temperate
climate and is situated near a mountain range 30 km from the sea.  The city
provides a variety of sports and entertainment facilities and is 1.5 hrs
drive from the NZ capital, Wellington.

For further information contact Dr KN Joblin Fax 64-6-3518003 or Email
joblink at agresearch.cri.nz


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