POST-DOCT position, plant mol.-biol.,biochemistry, Sweden

Leszek Andrzej Kleczkowski lakleczk at extern.uio.no
Mon Nov 20 13:31:47 EST 1995


A post-doctoral position in my laboratory (Dept. Plant Physiology, Umea
University, Sweden) is available immediately.  The research concerns one
of two areas:

   1.  Mutant complementation, antisense and overexpression of genes
       involved in sugar/starch partitioning in Arabidopsis

The particular goals of this project are: (a) biotechnological
modification of control exerted on photosynthetic starch and sucrose
metabolism by key rate-limiting enzymes through expression of
heterologous genes encoding analogous proteins of different
regulatory properties, and (b) manipulation of carbon partitioning to
starch and sucrose to modulate plant physiological responses to stress
conditions (e.g. cold-stress).  Previous experience with the Arabidopsis
system, including transformation, is preferable.

   2.  Hybrid assembly, subunit/domain swapping and affinity labelling of
       a higher plant ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase

This research requires strong background in techniques of gene expression
in a heterologous system (E. coli) and at least some experience with
protein/ enzyme work.  Please consult our earlier work for more details
(J. Biol. Chem. 268: 6228-33, Plant Mol. Biol. 23: 1279-84, Plant
Physiol. 101: 179-86, Phytochemistry 37: 1507-15).

The post-doctoral position is for 12 months, with a possibility of
extension for one more year.  The position carries a yearly tax-free
salary of ca. 165,000 SKR, plus travel support to Umea (air-fare).  the
Department of Plant Physiology of the Umea University provides a thriving
environment for scientific advancement, with ca. 30 researchers having
combined skills in molecular biology, gene technology, plant physiology
and biochemistry.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest and
their c.v. (including names of references) either through e-mail, fax or
snail-mail to:

Dr. Leszek A. Kleczkowski
Dept. Plant Physiology
Umea University
S-901 87 Umea
SWEDEN
   e-mail: leszek at sun.fysbot.umu.se
   fax. 46-90-166676
   tel. 46-90-167781





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