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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral position-Brachypodium cell walls

Vogel, John via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by John.Vogel from ARS.USDA.GOV)
Tue May 20 14:27:25 EST 2008

U.C. Berkeley is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to
study the grass cell wall using the model grass Brachypodium distachyon.
This position is part of a collaborative project between U.C. Berkeley,
the USDA Western Regional Research Center and the Joint Bioenergy
Institute (one of the newly formed DOE bioenergy research centers). It
is anticipated that the incumbent's time will be split  between the
Western Regional Research Center and the Joint Bioenergy Institute. The
2 year project involves identifying mutants altered in cell wall
digestibility using a novel fermentation screen and then characterizing
the mutants to determine how the cell wall has been altered. The
ultimate goal is to gain an understanding of the genes responsible for
the biosynthesis of the grass cell wall and how those genes affect the
conversion of biomass into ethanol. This knowledge will be used to
design rational strategies for the improvement of emerging energy crops
like switchgrass and Miscanthus. A Ph.D. in molecular biology or a
related biological science is required.  Prior experience with plant
cell walls is highly desirable. Salary will be competitive and
commensurate with experience. For more information please contact Dr.
John Vogel at 510-559-6117 or john.vogel from ars.usda.gov  To apply please
send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to
Dr. John Vogel at john.vogel from ars.usda.gov.  The position is open until

John Vogel, Ph.D.
Research Molecular Biologist
Western Regional Research Center
U.S. Department of Agriculture
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710

Voice: (510) 559 6117
FAX: (510) 559-5818
Note new E-mail: john.vogel from ars.usda.gov

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