PhD position Available

Karthi Ramachandran karthi at
Thu Dec 5 17:11:41 EST 1996


Project Title: Isolation of DNA Repair Genes from Arabidopsis thaliana

A Ph.D. studentship is available for three years to work on the isolation and 
characterisation of genes involved in nucleotide excision repair in the 
angiosperm, Arabidopsis thaliana. Several approaches have been initiated 
including the selection of UV-sensitive plant mutants, probing of Arabidopsis 
cDNA libraries using yeast DNA repair genes, and amplification of plant DNA 
sequences using degenerate primers. This project is funded by the ARC.

Applicants should hold, or expect to receive, a first class or upper second 
class Honours degree in Biology/Biochemistry/Genetics/Biotechnology with some 
experience in molecular biology procedures. Candidates holding a masters 
degree with relevant research experience are encouraged to apply.

The stipend is currently $16,000 and the School of Biological and Chemical 
Sciences provides an additional supplement for research-related expenses.

Applicants should send one copy of a curriculum vitae including the names and 
full contact information of 2 referees to: Prof. Bernard Kunz, School of 
Biological and Chemical Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, 3217, 
Australia. Applications close Friday 20 December, 1997.

Further information is available from Prof. Bernard Kunz, tel: (052) 272-426; 
FAX: (052) 273-330; e-mail: bkunz at; home Page:

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