Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Phloem Transport and Source / Sink Metabolism
A position for a postdoctoral research scholar is available
immediately to study phloem transport in relation to metabolism
in source and sink organs and overall plant productivity. To
judiciously engineer increased yield of crop plants, a better
understanding of the regulation and efficiency of sugar
transport throughout the plant is required. Up-regulation of
proton-pumping pyrophosphatases (H+-PPases) results in enhanced
root and shoot growth and increased photosynthetic output. An
ongoing collaboration between researchers at the University of
North Texas and Arizona State University has received funding
through the National Science Foundation to study how H+-PPases
regulate the efficiency of carbon utilization and transport in
planta, using a combination of genetic, metabolomic, molecular
biological, and ultra-structural approaches (NSF award 1121819
and 1122148; see also Plant Physiol. doi:10.1104/pp.112.195701).
The position advertised here emphasizes physiological and
metabolite analysis at UNT, which has recently established a
state-of-the-art metabolomics facility. A PhD and demonstrated
productivity in plant physiology, molecular biology and
biochemistry will be required of the successful applicant.
Experience in metabolite analysis is highly desired. Excellent
oral and written communication skills and strong laboratory
citizenship are essential.
All applicants must apply online at http://facultyjobs.unt.edu.
Interested individuals should contact Dr. Brian Ayre,
bgayre from unt.edu<mailto:bgayre from unt.edu>, for more information on the project.
The University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution
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programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.