Postdoc position

Katherine Osteryoung oster_k at
Mon Mar 18 18:07:18 EST 1996


A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the molecular
mechanisms of chloroplast division in higher plants.  Studies will focus on
the role of a recently discovered gene from Arabidopsis called cpFtsZ
(Nature 376: 473-474, 1995--Aug 10 issue) in the plastid division process.
cpFtsZ is a nuclear-encoded, chloroplast-localized homologue of bacterial
cell division protein FtsZ and is the first gene isolated from any
eukaryote with a probable function in organelle replication.  Experiments
will include analysis of localization, expression, and manipulation in
transgenic plants.  Experience in molecular techniques essential.
Experience in light or electron microscopy or biochemical techniques
helpful but not essential.  Salary $23,000 to $26,000 commensurate with
experience, plus benefits.  The position is located at the University of
Nevada, Reno.  Reno is located just east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
about 40 minutes from Lake Tahoe and offers outstanding recreational
opportunities, spectacular scenery,  and a near-perfect climate.  UC Davis
is 2 1/2 hours and San Francisco 4 1/2 hours to the west.  Please send CV,
brief statement of research experience, and three letters of reference to
Dr. Katherine Osteryoung, Dept. of Biology /314, University of Nevada,
Reno, NV 89557.  Phone (702) 784-6258, FAX (702) 784-1650, email
oster_k at  Position open until filled.  The University of Nevada
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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