Research positions

Laszlo Orban orban at ima.org.sg
Thu Jun 4 09:46:39 EST 1998


RESEARCH POSITIONS at the Laboratory of Fish Biotechnology,
Institute of Molecular Agrobiology (IMA), Singapore

Four positions, two Research Fellows (postdoctoral) and two Assistant
Research Officers are available immediately to undertake research in
applied fish molecular biology/biotechnology.

The recently established Laboratory of Fish Biotechnology will study the
molecular basis of sex determination in fish and will apply methods of
molecular biology for possible improvements in current aquaculture
protocols. Ornamental and farmfish species with importance for the
aquaculture of South-East Asia will be the primary target of our
investigations, but model species (e.g. zebrafish, medaka) will also be
studied. Methods to be applied include various PCR techniques, isolation
and characterization of DNA markers, analysis of differential
expression, gene transfer into fish eggs, gene expression studies in
fish embryos/larvae as well as generation and analysis of transgenic
lines of
fish. We are looking for young, dedicated, hard-working scientists who
have experience with most of these techniques.  Previous experience with
fish is an advantage,  but candidates with mol. biol. experience on
other species will also be considered, provided that they demonstrate
genuine interest in fish research.  Further details on the positions are
available from the IMA website (www.ima.org.sg).

Applicants should send their full CV, reprints or summary of 2-3
relevant publications in English and names of three references to:

Laszlo ORBAN, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Fish Biotechnology
Institute of Molecular Agrobiology
1, Research Link
Singapore 117604
Tel: 65-872-7413
Fax: 65-872-7007
E-mail: orban at ima.org.sg

Deadline for the arrival of applications to IMA is June 15, 1998. The
AROs are expected to start their term at IMA as soon as possible, while
RFs preferably before the end of August, 1998.





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