Postdoc positions available

Srinivasa B Murthy smurthy at
Tue Sep 5 18:09:43 EST 1995

    Two positions are immediately available in the Plant Cell 
Technology Laboratory at the University of Guelph to conduct research 
for developing disease-resistant geranium cultivars and 
micropropagation methods, particularly via somatic embryogenesis and 
artificial seeds. One position will involve the development of 
protocols for regeneration and transformation of geranium cells with 
the goal of isolating cells resistant to bacterial infection. The 
ideal candidate will have experience with plant tissue culture 
techniques, protoplast culture, transformation, molecular analysis 
and assessment of disease.
    The second position will involve characterization of metabolic 
pathways for disease resistance and will encompass the isolation and 
purification of the bacterial toxin to be used in screening of 
cultures for resistance to disease development.  For this position, 
preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in 
biochemistry, HPLC and GC analysis, maintenance of a stable bacterial 
culture and isolation of metabolites as well as tissue culture 
    All applicants must possess a Ph.D. in either biochemistry, plant 
physiology, molecular biology or a related field and have a 
demonstrated ability to design and conduct research independently.  
Starting salary is $26,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package. 
Interested applicants should send a Curriculum vitae to:

Dr. P.K. Saxena
Department of Horticultural Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ont., Canada
N1G 2W1
email: psaxena at
Fax: 519-767 0755 
Phone 519 824 4120 Ext 2495 

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