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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Position Available - Franks Lab, NCSU, Raleigh, NC. USA

Robert Franks via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by rgfranks from ncsu.edu)
Mon Jan 27 13:47:17 EST 2014

Postdoctoral position investigating gene regulatory networks that =20
coordinate the development of ovules within the Arabidopsis flower

A three-year NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available in the =20
Franks lab in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at NCSU, =20
Raleigh NC. USA

In Arabidopsis thaliana the coordination of patterning and cellular =20
proliferation is necessary within the developing seedpod to enable the =20=

generation of ovules, the precursors to the seed. Ovules form from a =20
specialized meristematic tissue within the carpel, termed the carpel =20
margin meristem (CMM). We and others have previously identified =20
components of the transcriptional network that regulates CMM =20
development. We now seek to determine the regulatory relationships =20
that describe this transcriptional hierarchy and thus reveal the =20
mechanistic basis of CMM development. A multidisciplinary integration =20=

of genetics, genomics and bioinformatics will be applied to achieve =20
these goals. Furthermore, our study introduces a novel application of =20=

FACS technology to the study of the Arabidopsis gynoecium allowing us =20=

to assay cellular transcriptional states at an unprecedented level of =20=

specificity. A Ph.D. in biology, genetics, molecular biology or the =20
equivalent is required. Previous experience with RNA-seq, ChIP-seq or =20=

FACS is desired.

NCSU=92s location in the Research Triangle Area (within a half hour =20
drive of Duke University, and UNC, Chapel Hill as well as Syngenta, =20
BASF and Bayer Crop Science) engenders excellent opportunities for =20
career development and collaborative research projects. The North =20
Carolina Plant Molecular Biology Consortium provides additional =20
opportunities for multi-campus interaction with a monthly seminar and =20=

annual conference.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, list of =20
publications, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to:

Dr. Bob Franks
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
Campus Box 7614
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, NC. 27695-7614 USA

or by email to:
rgfranks (at) ncsu.edu

Robert G. Franks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
2548A Thomas Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC. 27695-7614

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